Big ideas can change voting patterns.
A vast gulf between the rich and the rest of us is incompatible with democracy.
New Book: “The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class”
“In his lively, engrossing new book, Sam Pizzigati tells the story of class inequality in America, from the robber barons to today’s ‘1%,’” writes Barbara Ehrenreich, author of “Nickel and Dimed.”
Members of Congress whose votes favor the 99 percent fared well on Election Day.
We’ll have more economic and climate disasters on Sandy’s scale unless our political systems intervene.
We’re going down the road toward becoming a nation of servants.
Without someone at least ranting about sharing the wealth, no one’s talking about sharing the wealth.
Median family income is sliding, the social safety net is tattered, and only the top 5 percent are making any real monetary headway.
Use this new tool to see how your lawmakers are doing on inequality and take action.
IPS’s new Congressional Report Card for the 99% grades lawmakers with a grade “A+” through “F” on a series of bills that either “feather the nest of America’s most affluent” or “enhance economic opportunities of our 99 percent.”
The grades are in, and you can see how lawmakers fare on the most important issue of our time: the grand divide between America’s rich and everybody else.
We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide.
Sorry, folks, but the ladder is temporarily out of order.
For those on the economic ladder’s lowest rungs, the middle rungs have almost completely disappeared.
Like Mitt Romney, most Americans who amass grand fortunes have a substantial head start.