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Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group

Eric Levitz New York Magazine
Individual labor unions sometimes have interests that conflict with the greater public’s. While certain unions may be an obstacle to the greater good, unions are collectively a uniquely effective vehicle--not a "special interest group"--for realizing what matters most to working people.

Racial Wealth Divide Snapshot: Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad Prosperity Now
The historical legacy of the racial wealth divide when combined with gender inequality makes women of color uniquely economically insecure. The greatest socio-economic disparities for most women of color are rooted in racial inequality, which is then worsened by smaller but significant gendered disp

The Pharmaceutical Industry in Contemporary Capitalism

Joel Lexchin Monthly Review
The myth is that pharmaceutical industry profits come from producing and selling the many therapeutic advances that industry research has generated, but the reality is far different.

Two Americas: Upward Mobility for White vs. Black Children

Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie R. Jones and Sonya Porter The Equality of Opportunity Project
According to the study the black-white gap in upward mobility is driven entirely by differences in men’s, not women’s, outcomes.
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