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In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

There was a steady stream of post office customers dropping off mail including their tax forms at the Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The post office placed signs on the mail boxes to inform patrons about times. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
June 6, 2014 | Smart Charts

When it comes to financing the public sector, who bears the burden is the crucial question. Continue reading

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June 6, 2014 | Perspectives

It turns out, we can and California has a system worth emulating. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how growing up in Gary, Indiana inspired him to become an economist. Continue reading

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses employees at the automaker's vehicle engineering center in Warren, Mich., Thursday, June 5, 2014. Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others have been disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that is now linked to at least 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 5, 2014 | Perspectives

Corporations aren’t people — despite what the Supreme Court says. Corporations don’t break laws; specific people do.
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Hillary Clinton talks at the Unique Lives and Experiences series, Broomfield, Colorado, America - 02 Jun 2014 (Rex Features via AP Images)
June 5, 2014 | Perspectives

The possible 2016 presidential contender talks a populist line but hobnobs with Wall Street. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Patricia Godbolt, first black student graduated from an integrated Norfolk, Va., high school, poses for a photo June 9, 1960, shortly before she received a diploma with honors from Norview High School. She was one of seven black students admitted to previously all white schools the previous year, under pressure of a Federal court order. (AP Photo/Neal V. Clark Jr.)
June 4, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The wealth gap between blacks and whites is a legacy of hundred of years of African-Americans being excluded from the American Dream. Continue reading

Yachts and boats
June 4, 2014 | Perspectives

“Why don’t the unemployed get off their couches?” and eight other critical questions for Americans. Continue reading

China sets air pollution goals
June 3, 2014 | Blog

For years, China and the US have been caught in a stand-off that blocked global progress on preventing global warming. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
June 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

What is this Atlantic journalist asking white people to do when it comes to the past treatment of African-Americans? Coates answers in this clip. Continue reading

Joshua Collins, 24, demonstrates outside the Burger King restaurant where he works during a protest calling for higher wages and a worker's union, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Atlanta. AP Photo/David Goldman)
May 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Our ‘leaders’ today are aggressively enthroning themselves and their ilk as the potentates of our economic, governmental and social systems and snuffing out the light of egalitarianism. Continue reading

An Occupy Los Angeles protester holds a sign as he walks down the steps during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. About 100 protesters, chiefly a coalition of labor unions, gathered Thursday morning outside the Bank of America tower on Hope and 3rd streets and marched in a circle chanting "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 30, 2014 | Blog

The richest 10 percent of people in the world hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth. Continue reading

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