Startling new data from the National Academy of Sciences suggest that extreme inequality may be exacting a much steeper price — on our health — than we’ve up to now expected.
In the United States, top corporate execs sometimes make more in an hour than their workers can make in a year. At Mondragon, one of Spain’s largest companies, no execs can make more in an hour than their workers make in a day.
The rich don’t much like paying taxes when tax rates run high. They don’t much like paying taxes when tax rates run low either.
Today’s swaggering rich are increasingly stuffing their dollars into investments that do America’s 99 percent not one whit of good.
Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy’s more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over education’s future.