Its no secret that the rich are getting richer while the rest of us are finding it harder to make ends meet. Why do the top one percent get all the breaks while others struggle to find a good job, live in fear of a major health crisis, and get buried under growing debt? Many …
Dear Runaway Inequality fighters, We invite you to join us in two Reversing Runaway Inequality workshops coming up soon in the Bay area: August 25th (Berkeley) and Sept. 8th (Richmond). Space is limited to 25 at each. Please register now to reserve your spot. As you well know, fighting runaway inequality will take a massive organized movement to take back …
This excellently produced new video discusses the causes of runaway inequality and looks at Staten Island United’s silo-less approach to organizing as a model for movement building. It’s well worth watching even if you’ve watched other runaway inequality videos.
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Rachel Sherman, an academic, had confidential conversations with rich people about their money and their lives. She wrote a book about what they said, and this article about why it matters.
The New York Times looks at a janitor at Kodak in 1987 and compares it to the same job at Apple in 2017. Wages in the two jobs are similar after adjusting for inflation, but the differences in benefits and opportunities go a long way toward explaining how and why inequality has become entrenched. Read the story here.
And some history.
A Daily Show writer in the NY Times describes her upbringing in a union home.
Jared Bernstein, a fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, has an op-ed in today’s NY Times, about progressive policies that are becoming topics for mainstream discussion, which is a topic near to our heart here at RI. You can read it here.
Les Leopold was on Eldridge & Co. on December 16, 2016.