Inequality

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Bill Moyers headhshot on set
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill reflects on the forces that are causing inequality to skyrocket, why it matters and where we’re headed in the future. Continue reading

KRUGMANFORCOVE
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Continue reading

Carol Gay
April 18, 2014 | Blog

An heir to Alexis de Tocqueville’s tradition of analytic history, economist Thomas Piketty has a message that could not be more different. Continue reading

CORRECTION India Generic Drugs
April 18, 2014 | Perspectives

Based on his analysis of capitalism’s past, Thomas Piketty has a grim picture of the future. Continue reading

A female Chinese worker handles production of yarn to be exported to South Korea at a textile factory in Huaibei city, east Chinas Anhui province, 16 April 2014.
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s monumental book seeks to understand the “laws of motion” of capitalism and puts labor and capital squarely back in economics. Continue reading

Avaaz joins with other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC in Washington using a giant digital counter on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Avaaz)
Updated April 30, 2014 | Activism

As powerful media organizations and the government threaten to stifle free speech, a coalition of activists is fighting for your right to connect and communicate. Continue reading

Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers
April 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 16, 2014 | Blog

The racism of voter ID laws has received too little attention where it matters. Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2014 | Activism

Deepening inequalities in the US will keep to their disastrous course unless and until their victims and opponents build an organized coalition. Continue reading

World Fair of 1900 in Paris. (Wikimedia Commons)
April 16, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century — a “truly superb book” — shows how much today’s inequality has in common with what America, France and Britain saw a century ago. Continue reading

Randolph
April 15, 2014 | Activism

The legendary activist had ideas we should remember today. Continue reading

Thomas Piketty at the CUNY forum with Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz and Steven Durlauf, April 2014. (CUNY Forum, youtube)
April 15, 2014 | Blog

The French economist answered this and other questions about Capital in the Twenty-First Century at a forum last week. Watch video of the event here. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 15, 2014 | Blog

Democrats are making voting rights a key issue. Republicans used to do the same. Continue reading

Waitress in restaurant
April 15, 2014 | Blog

What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Hundreds of people with experience in the food industry wrote to Bill with their thoughts. Continue reading

Gender gap as Uni applications rise. File photo dated 12/10/11 of students wearing mortar boards and gowns after graduating as rising numbers of would-be students have submitted applications to go to university this year, but men are still far less likely to apply than women, official figures show. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. Young men are becoming a disadvantaged group when it comes to studying for a degree and urgent attention needs to be paid to the problem, according to Ucas. Within the next decade, the gulf between the numbers of men and women going into higher education could eclipse the gap between the numbers of rich and poor students studying at university, Ucas chief executive Mary Curnock Cook suggested. See PA story EDUCATION Students. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire URN:18842076
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

Women are much more likely to have minimum-wage jobs than men and female-headed households are more likely to be poor. Continue reading

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