Why should moving data around be any different from moving people? No private party, the Comcast merger flap reminds us, ought to be getting rich off a basic public trust.
Equal pay for equal work? We still haven’t arrived at that destination. Decent pay that reflects the dignity of all who labor? In today’s America, we’ve barely even begun that journey.
Those arrows aren’t hitting their lovelorn targets the way they once did. The reason? New research points to our growing economic divide.
Click here to read the Too Much weekly edition emailed to readers on February 3, 2014. In the 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.
At the annual Davos retreat of our global elites, the world’s wealthy wring their hands over the widening inequality they so relentlessly widen.
A new Toronto-based campaign is aiming to change the global conversation on CEOs, workers, and the real value of their labor.
Those Americans struggling against poverty in the 1960s had plenty of obstacles in their way. We have more. They operated in a functioning democracy. We live, by contrast, in deeply plutocratic times.
In the year ahead, nurses and college students just might jump-start the struggle against chronic — and growing — income inequality.
Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers. You won’t find any of them on our annual list of America’s most avaricious. You will find wheelers and dealers and a candy store heiress.
What makes a society a fun place to be? Really nice weather and exciting nightlife options certainly help. So does avoiding a starkly skewed distribution of income and wealth.