America’s top central bankers didn’t make time for inequality at their annual hobnob last week. Over in Germany, the world’s Nobel Prize winners in economics did. But few Americans noticed.
The outsourcing of public services to private go-getters is concentrating wealth the whole world over. The best answer to that concentration? That just may be new forms of public ownership.
Could the classic conservative put-down of progressive public policy become a strategic template for attacking over-the-top CEO pay? Innovative state lawmakers in California and Rhode Island are aiming to find out.
Let’s learn from our not-so-distant past and share the gold. New technologies don’t have to bring us new inequalities.
Why should moving data around be any different from moving people? No private party, the battle over the latest pending Comcast merger reminds us, ought to be getting rich off a basic public trust.
In the fierce debate over our top-heavy distribution of income and wealth, egalitarians have vanquished both inequality’s deniers and defenders. Now the debate is shifting to the most pivotal question of all.
In the year ahead, nurses and college students just might jump-start the struggle against America’s chronic — and growing — income inequality.
Nurses, philosophers, and trade unions have over the past 12 months all shared some fascinating ideas on how we can make our societies more equal — and much better — places to live.
Young activists in Switzerland have plutocrats hyperventilating — and spending a fortune to beat back a ballot initiative that would establish a legal limit on the pay gap between top execs and their workers.
Executives at private companies with federal contracts are getting rich off our tax dollars — at the expense of their low-wage workers. But we can turn the tables. Here’s how.