Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
If more registered voters—more young people, more people of color, more poor people, more women, more immigrants and students and workers and activists—had voted, things might be just a bit better. That’s our real challenge.
The three wealthiest U.S. families own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion. While some earned it, many simply inherited it, and that’s a problem.
Our country is on track to be run by the children of billionaires. Our ancestors recognized this and took action. We can too.
Hardship is a lot more widespread in the Badger State than the official numbers would have you believe.
Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.
What do America’s billionaires feel about the burning issues of the day? They’d rather not say — in public.
The U.S. federal budget is a cerebral subject, seemingly reserved for the technocratic elite to calculate, deconstruct, recompose, modify, and amend. But it affects people’s daily lives in profound ways, and not just in America.
Three US families have a combined wealth of $348.7bn. As their generations expand, we are are drifting toward a society governed by the rich.
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Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st Century United States