The wealthy of the Eisenhower years paid a hefty share of their income in taxes.
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
The next U.S. administration needs to make the alleviation of global poverty a top priority.
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Congress should use the proposed bailout legislation for much-needed reform.
Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threaten democracy itself.
Eroding government regulation and vanishing unions have undermined the values we’re supposed to celebrate every Labor Day.
Taxpayers shouldn’t have to subsidize corporate tax dodgers or bloated CEO salaries.
Obama and McCain are both taking whacks at overpaid CEOs, but their solutions fall short.
The original Delhi recyclers have turned garbage into cash for decades. Now, a carbon-credit-generating incinerator may put them out of business.
How private jet travel is straining the system, warming the planet, and costing you money.
Workers, consumers, and investors have the power to make a greener, more just planet.
In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.
Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it’s our turn.