A philosophy professor gets it right …
There’s no shortage of food, no shortage of wealth to solve social crises. The problem is a system that enriches a few and starves multitudes.
Reporter exposes privilege and inequality … while defending the system that causes it
The business press slams the lifestyles of Indigenous leaders … and lavishes sycophantic praise on the obscenely super-rich.
In every country, the ravages of climate change fall overwhelming on the poor. The people who grow the world’s food are the ones who starve in the aftermath of hurricanes and typhoons
Fewer than 1% of adults own 70% of all wealth
Making more by paying less
A UK government report blames last year’s riots on the participants’ “materialism and consumerism.” They couldn’t possibly have learned such anti-social values from Britain’s ruling class. Could they?
US radicals came up with sound proposals for a maximum income a century ago. Isn’t it time to put that idea back on the table? ++++++++++++++++++ by Sam Pizzigati Le Monde Diplomatique The Occupy Wall Street movement hasn’t yet demanded a cap on individual income but it probably will. Ever since the “golden age” after […]
Video: social critic and noted author Michael Parenti on the reality of capitalism in corporate America. (more…)
The wealthy 1% own the country. What can the other 99% do about it? It’s not enough simply to stem the tide. We need a massive reversal. Things have to change, and in a big way. (more…)
New report identifies the 50 ultra-rich individuals whose investments benefit from climate change and who block efforts to phase out pollution from fossil fuel
This graphic shows how much the 1 percent would own if land in the United States were as unequally owned as wealth (more…)
New data shows that there are far more Americans living on the edge of poverty than official figures claim (more…)
by Chip Ward TomDispatch, October 27, 2011 What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet’s life-support systems — its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere — goes hand in hand with the accumulation of wealth, power, and control by that corrupt and greedy 1% we are hearing […]
The debate following our article in Grist reveals that many greens have a blindspot about class. Blaming the world’s problems on too many people makes little sense when one-half of one percent of the world’s population owns nearly 40% of all wealth and controls most of the rest (more…)
Canadian Business magazine has published its annual list of the 100 richest people in Canada. Jim Stanford describes the 0.0002% of Canadians who hold personal wealth over one billion dollars Progressive Economics Forum, October 14, 2011 There are 61 Canadian billionaires on the list. That represents under 0.0002% of the national population (far smaller than […]
U.S. government data explodes the myth that capitalism has overcome racial inequality. Reality: it’s getting worse. (more…)
Did the Windsor-Middleton party set new a record for greenhouse gas emissions produced by a one-day event? (more…)
Net worth, measured as assets less liabilities—is skewed heavily, not only to the rich, but to the richest of the rich. (more…)