Tag Archives: Income Inequality

David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

submitted by Gene Howington David Simon is best known as the creator and writer of the brilliant television show The Wire. His most recent column appearing at The Guardian is a fine example of why perhaps he should also be … Continue reading

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Senator Bernie Sanders to Announce Presidential Run This Week

By Elaine Magliaro Vermont Public Radio (VPR) reported on Tuesday that it had learned from several sources that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 73, is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. VPR said that “Sanders will release a … Continue reading

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The United States Is Not a Democracy: Michael Gould-Wartofsky on How the 1% Has Rigged the Game

By Elaine Magliaro Michael Gould-Wartofsky is the author of the book THE OCCUPIERS: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, which was recently released by Oxford Press. Gould-Wartofsky is a PhD candidate in Sociology at New York University, holds a BA in Government from … Continue reading

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“Losing Our Way”: Bob Herbert Talks with Bill Moyers about How America Has Become a Country with an Abundance of Wealth and a Serious Problem with Income Inequality (VIDEO)

  By Elaine Magliaro Back in 2011, Bob Herbert, who was then a columnist for the New York Times, wrote an op-ed for the paper titled Losing Our Way. In his column, Herbert looked at the income inequality plaguing the … Continue reading

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