How Great Wealth Undermines Democracy

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Lawrence Wittner: Americans talk fondly of equality, but, to paraphrase a statement in George Orwell’s satire about another allegedly classless society, in this country some people are more equal than others.

Time for a Trust-Busting Beer Bust

Beer Brewing Monopoly

Jim Hightower: Beware, ye who love local beer – do not just sit on your duffs, doing 12-ounce elbow bends, for here come the Big Brew Bastards again, bigger and more menacing than ever.

Great Recession Continues

Great REcession Continues

Sylvia Allegretto : On this side of the Great Recession, after much discussion of inequality, it looks like it is going to be more of the same—typical workers and their families who paid the price during the downturn have gained little during the upturn.

How Laptop Living Almost Left Me Homeless

Affordable Housing

Heather Seggel: When your work doesn’t demand a physical address and you’ve lost social contacts and the web of connections they provide, it’s all too easy to find yourself hovering more or less nowhere.

Raising Most People’s Wages

Raising Most Wages

Robert Reich: The real job creators are members of America’s vast middle class and the poor, whose purchases cause businesses to expand and invest.

Time to Rain Money on Main Street

Give Money to Main Street

Ellen Brown: When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on the 99%, you know the central bank must be down to its last bullet.