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How Wall Street Occupied America

Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
 

Wall Street

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

Bank of America

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

Like London, New York suffers from extreme inequality, poverty and lack of opportunity.

From the first jobless Americans through the Great Depression to the Great Recession of the present moment, the reserve army of labor marches through time.

Foreclosed

Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty. 

The Nation's Ari Melber on MSNBC's The Last Word describes how Barack Obama might have made the debt ceiling and eventual debt deal more of a compromise and less of a concession. 

Blogs

As the disparity between rich and poor has grown, so have gaps in life expectancy between counties, towns, and even neighborhoods. 

November 20, 2013

Democrats are now unified in extended the crucial benefits--will Republicans go along?

November 15, 2013

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

Democrats need to embrace the senator’s populist policies and rhetoric.

November 12, 2013

The largest public school police department in the nation targets children who are as young as six years old. 

November 8, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013

The richest 400 Americans are worth just over $2 trillion dollars, and yet we're still cutting food stamps.

November 1, 2013

It was early, but for a moment I thought I was reading something important in an ad in The New York Times. Someone was paying attention to our nation's teetering imbalance! (Not.)

October 25, 2013

We cannot have a functioning participatory democracy while eliminating jobs, imprisoning huge segments of our population, and saddling the next generation with mountains of student debt.

October 11, 2013

Is our employer-based healthcare system hurting our economy and culture by keeping too many creatives and entrepreneurs tied to their jobs?

October 2, 2013