One of President Barack Obama's main goals this year, as laid out in both his 2015 budget and State of the Union address, is to provide relief to the middle class. The divergent responses to two of his
The famed economist reveals the real reason the rich are getting richer - and what it means for the rest of us
This year was, to put it as gently as possible, the devil's playground. Oh sure, every year has its horrors and there are far worse annums behind us (the Crusades, anyone?), but 2014 proved to be a year in which long-festering social, environmental, and political problems were exposed in ways we have not seen in a very long time.
Sono i più grandi gestori di fondi d'investimenti con ritorni tra il 15 e il 50% negli ultimi tre anni: hanno il potere di condizionare le mosse di
Monopoly is back: Barry Lynn on the concentration of American economic power - and how we can restore fairness
Professor David Harvey reviews Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Un accordo segreto a livello internazionale che punta a smantellare il ruolo dei governi nella finanza e aprire la strada a politiche ultra-liberiste. è questo il contenuto delle nuove rivelazioni di Wikileaks, l'organizzazione creata da Julian Assange già responsabile nel 2010 del "leak" riguardante i documenti riservati dell'esercito Usa sulle guerre in Iraq e Afghanistan. Il
Paying pale-skinned Westerners to do embarrassing things is a growing fad among India's middle classes.
We're republishing interesting remarks from Immanuel Wallerstein: "The list of countries with enduring and worsening civil strife is growing. A short while ago, the world media were highlighting Syria. Now they are highlighting Ukraine. Will it be Thailand tomorrow? Who knows? The variety of explanations of the strife and the passion with which they are... Continue reading ...
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Since the 1950s, with a few rare exceptions in the 1970s, the middle class - all over the world - has been getting worse off. Specifically, the middle class' purchasing power, as with that of the working
The LAX shooter, once again, is reported to be a white male. Here's why they're always first to violence
The critics prove too much.
Thomas Piketty's recent book on the long-term patterns in wealth inequality, Capital in the 21st Century, has ignited a passionate debate both within academia and, perhaps more interestingly, the wider
In the big inequality debate, one thing unites those concerned by wealth disparities: they want the rich to pay more in taxes. But how to do this? The "tax efficiency" industry is thriving, money is hidden
A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study's opening question, "Who governs? Who really rules?" in this country, is: - By Eric Zuesse
Thomas Piketty isn't a household name, although that may change with the English-language publication of his magnificent, sweeping meditation on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. This is a book that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics.