economic inequality

How We Got Economic Inequality And Why The President Needs To Talk About It
So the president faces a choice of rhetoric on Tuesday night—but that choice is not just about political gamesmanship. It will have serious policy implications. But there is also an issue of simple credibility. The American people are watching, and they are furious about inequality. Read more...
Fox's Henninger: 'Rookie Pope' Should Be More Careful About Choosing His Words
The talking heads on Fox really want this new pope to stop talking about the poor and income inequality. Read more...
2014 Will Be The Year Of 'Economic Populism.' Then What?
There will come a time when the American people demand, not just discussion and research, but solutions. Read more...
Pope Francis: Huge Salaries, Bonuses Are Symptoms Of Greed And Inequality
Pope Francis continues to make conservatives uneasy by stating that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality. Read more...
Rep. Chaffetz Makes Excuses For Refusal To Raise Minimum Wage
Never mind those record corporate profits, this GOP Rep wants you to believe that raising the minimum wage is going to force companies to stop hiring teenagers. Read more...

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David Brooks: Focusing On Economic Theory A 'Little Out Of The Pope's Lane'
From this Friday's The PBS Newshour, resident hack and professional Republican turd-polisher David Brooks took a shot at Pope Francis as being "a little out of his lane" because he dared to criticize the problems being caused by record income disparity, unfettered capitalism and the idolatry of money. Read more...
Krauthammer Claims Attempts To Reduce Inequality Will Harm Economic Growth
Once again, it's upside down land over at Faux "news" with Bill-O and his buddy Charles Krauthammer. Never mind how many times their trickle-down economic theories have been proven wrong they're got their story line down and they're sticking to it. Read more...
Bill Moyers Discusses 'Inequality For All' With Robert Reich
According to Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s secretary of labor: “The core principle is that we want an economy that works for everyone, not just for a small elite. We want equal opportunity, not equality of outcome. We want to make sure that there’s upward mobility again, in our society and in our economy.” Read more...
Morning Open Thread
In this inconvenient truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us. Read more...
The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur speaks to investigative journalist David Cay Johnston about the income inequality struggles in the United States and the fact that income is being redistributed, just the wrong way -- up. Read more...