Tag Archives: Economic Inequality

Donald Trump Warned Of A ‘Rigged’ Election, Was He Right? By
SANTA CRUZ, California — (Insights) Whether viewed in terms of outcome or of process, the story of the 2016 presidential election is one so grim that it calls for a trigger warning for anyone of ethical sensibilities or faith...
Economic Recovery Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S....
US Income Inequality Reaches Highest Level In History By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A new study by economist Emmanuel Saez claims that the top 1% income earners in the United States hit a new high in 2015. The study used data from the IRS to show “families at or near the top of the income ladder did substantially...
Global 1% Own Half Of World’s Wealth, Social Security And Worker Pay Frozen By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. According to the 2015 wealth report by Credit Suisse, the global top wealth percentile now own half of all household assets in the world. The increased financialization of the world economy combined with political systems bent...
The Hidden Billions Behind Economic Inequality In Africa By
A street hawker blows bubbles to attract customers in Antananarivo, Madagascar. HARARE – Reports this year of illicit moneys from African countries stashed in a Swiss bank – indicating that corruption lies behind much of the income inequality that affects the continent...