Our world’s billionaires don’t merit either their billions, the economist Didier Jacobs suggests, or the right to claim we’re all somehow living in a ‘meritocracy.’
Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price — on our health — than we’ve up to now expected.
To really take on grandiosity and greed, a new report from a prestigious CEO pay watchdog suggests, we may need to shove onto the global political stage the notion of a maximum wage.
The moneymaking techniques today generating mega millions, global business analyst Sam Wilkin is making plain, almost all rest on schemes for subverting honest market competition.
From the days of slavery to the 21st century rebirth of the poll tax, our tax system has been concentrating wealth at African-American expense, as legal scholar Andre Smith details in a timely new book.
“Employment status changes the way we think about our earnings and social responsibilities. Even if someone believed that they had the right to keep most of their own paycheck when they were employed, unemployment causes them to show a greater affinity for wealth redistribution.”
Roheeni Saxena, Ars Technica, April 21, 2016
Too Much editor Sam Pizzigati’s history of the forgotten triumph over America’s original plutocracy that created the American middle class.
This American Library Association “outstanding title” of the year explores the price we pay for massive inequality. Now available for reading online.
Back in the 1930s, a University of Chicago project set out to list western civilization’s greatest books. Only one book by a living author, this one, made the cut.
On this month’s 50th anniversary of one of the edgiest Beatles tracks, our rich have a reason to look back fondly on the lads from Liverpool.