Inequality

EXPLORE Inequality

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

You know those people who always take and never give back? Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that’s exactly how many of our top corporations are behaving, by paying virtually no taxes whatsoever. Continue reading

Wall Street
May 30, 2014 | Blog

In a new white paper, the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that tax reform is critical for fighting America’s extreme inequality. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch part two of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

maya-angelou-still
Updated June 2, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading

A night scene of a Bank of America ATM on K Street NW in Washington. November 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 29, 2014 | We're Not Making This Up!

Corporate taxes are near a 60-year low, in part because companies have become adept at not paying their fair share. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla. March 2006 (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
May 29, 2014 | Blog

Since its inception three years ago, the Fair Food Program has played a key role in transforming the work conditions in Florida’s $650 million tomato industry. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

A homeless man sits on a sidewalk in Miami, Florida. (AP photo/ Alan Diaz.)
May 28, 2014 | The Poverty Line

Leaving homeless people on the streets costs taxpayers big money. Continue reading

Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on September 4, 1966. Credit: AP Photo
May 28, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how government housing policies led blacks into the arms of fraudulent mortgage lenders and whites to dump their homes in 1960s Chicago. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

In this April 8, 2013 picture, a boy shoots a basketball into a makeshift basket made from a milk crate and attached to a vacant row house in Baltimore. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 20 percent of American children are impoverished. An estimated 16,000 buildings are vacant or abandoned in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 27, 2014 | Perspectives

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates recounts an after-school fight he witnessed as a young boy, and how it has influenced his writing over the course of his career. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. (BillMoyers.com/Neha Tara Mehta)
May 27, 2014 | The Poverty Line

We’re at a critical moment in our economic recovery. Continue reading

White homeowners in Chicago formed block clubs in the late 1960s, designed to keep the neighborhood white. (AP Photo/JLP)
May 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Atlantic senior editor talks about black vs. white neighborhoods, the messages we send African-American kids and the elementary school experience that changed him. Continue reading

People gather at the state capitol building in Columbus, Ohio following a 2004 march sponsored by the Ohio Voter Protection Coalition. October 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
May 23, 2014 | Blog

A bill to restore many of the VRA’s key protections remains stalled in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is yet to hold a hearing on the measure. Continue reading

Chicago in the 1960s (film still from The Atlantic video: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/)
May 22, 2014 | Blog

Watch two short docs from The Atlantic about African-Americans who fought back against housing discrimination in Chicago in the 1960s. Continue reading

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