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Getting Back the American Dream

Roy J. Adams Portside
The American Dream, should be one of equality and inclusion, with fundamental rights of all Americans guaranteed. Unionization as a seamless aspect of democratic society; universal collective bargaining and full employment an essential policy goal.

The Unmet Promise of Equality

Fred Harris and Alan Curtis New York Times
“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal.” Fifty years ago, on March 1, 1968, these were the grim words of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, called the Kerner Commission after its chairman, Gov. Otto Kerner of Illinois. Today the situation is worse.

Celebrating Women in Science

Sunday, 11 February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the day female scientists from around the world were asked to reflect on their experiences and offer their advice.

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

Gene Demby NPR
Having a longer life expectancy and averting death and averting hypertension, or diabetes, or their complications are good things. But without dealing with the kind of more structurally rooted factors that lead to weathering across class, we're not going to end weathering.

The "Vicious But Brilliant Exploitation" That Drives Right Wing Economics

Hamilton Nolan Splinter
The rise of inequality in America is the outcome of a very clear political agenda of disempowering and undermining workers. Corporate dominated globalization is a key part of undermining the bargaining power of workers by giving multinational corporations massive mobility, massive flexibility, and political power.

The Free Market Made Us Do It!

Sam Pizzigati
A new global CEO pay comparison, the most dramatic yet, demolishes the standard-issue corporate rationale for America's over-the-top executive compensation.

Inequality — “X” Marks the Spot — Dig Here

Stan Sorscher Huffinton Post The Blog
This de-coupling of wages from productivity has drawn a trillion dollars out of the labor share of GDP. Economics does not explain what happened in the mid-70s.It was not the oil shock. Not interest rates. Not the Fed, or monetary policy. Not robots, or the decline of the Soviet Union, or globalization, or the internet.The sharp break in the mid-70’s marks a shift in our country’s values. Our moral, social, political and economic values changed in the mid-70’s.
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