Confirming our studies earlier this year of Covid-19 deaths in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, big new studies use different methods to demonstrate that deaths are the result of exposure rather than race. To quote the article: “The new findings do not contradict an enormous body of research showing that Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely to be affected by the pandemic, compared with white people. The coronavirus is more prevalent in minority communities, and infections, illnesses, and deaths have occurred in these groups in disproportionate numbers. “But the new studies do suggest that there is no innate …
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 of our country’s problems are getting worse because of one major issue: inequality. Our economic and political systems currently serve the wealthy, but is this inevitable? We invite you to an interactive workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina, designed to help everyday people understand the rules …
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 our country from financial and corporate elites. Please join us in helping to build that movement. This day-long workshop is an excellent opportunity for us to explore together the facts that drive runaway inequality and how it effects nearly every issue we care deeply about from …
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.
Want to Reelect Trump? Follow the Wall St. Democrats.
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.