explaining rising inequality

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The Tax That Turned Ronald Reagan Right

With the centennial of our 40th President’s birth now upon us, how about a shout-out for the soak-the-rich tax rates that he so despised — and more civic-minded Hollywood stars so enthusiastically embraced.

Equity as an Economic Survival Strategy

To overcome the global economic meltdown all around us, this British economist reminds us, we need to go back to the future — back to becoming a society that values greater equality. A review of Super Rich: The Rise of Inequality in Britain and the United States by George Irvin.

How America Caught Speculative Fever

Behind the financial industry meltdown: years of steadily increasing economic inequality.

The Crime of the Century

No two-bit burglars could have possibly pulled this enormous job off. Making America staggeringly unequal took the coordinated effort of an entire corporate elite. A review of The Confiscation of American Prosperity: From Right-Wing Extremism and Economic Ideology to the Next Great Depression, by Michael Perelman.