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"Neglecting Human Costs": Harvard Business School’s Role In Widening Inequality

No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in a pay gap between CEOs and ordinary workers that’s gone from 20-to-1 fifty years ago to almost 300-to-1 today. 810 more words


Which Is More Important: Increasing Growth or Decreasing Inequality?

The progressive Global Strategy Group has recently released a new survey report “Focus on Growth to Frame Priorities” with a valuable message for all political candidates, left, right and center. 295 more words

Jack Heidel

"RNC Starts A Losing Fight Over Pay Equity": Which Strategic Genius In Reince Priebus’ Office Came Up With This Idea?

When msnbc’s Chris Jansing asked Republican National Committee Press Secretary Kirsten Kukowski in April what policies her party would support to improve pay equity, Kukowski… 425 more words


"Ferguson, Watts And A Dream Deferred": Things Have Gone Off Track And Unlikely To Be Reversed In The Foreseeable Future

When rioting broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the summer of 1965, African-Americans didn’t — couldn’t — know it yet, but the next three decades would turn out to be a period of sustained gains in terms of income, jobs, education and the status of blacks relative to whites. 1,500 more words


"What’s Exceptional About Ferguson, Missouri?": Not The Heart Of The Crisis So Much As A Capillary That Finally Broke

“This whole area, this city is a racial powder keg,” one man at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri told the LA Times, two days after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. 515 more words

Economic Inequality

"A Systemic Problem Of Enabling The Rich": Growing Income Gap Is Ripping The Social Fabric

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that one man’s act of altruism has attracted national attention. Raymond Burse, interim president of Kentucky State University, has given up more than $90,000 of his annual salary in order to boost pay for the lowest-paid workers at the college, some of whom earn as little as the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. 658 more words


"Inequality Is Natural": The Big, Long, 30-Year Conservative Lie

First came Occupy Wall Street, and its pitch-perfect slogan on inequality: “We are the 99 percent.” After that movement fizzled, Thomas Piketty, the handsomely ruffled French professor, released a 685-page book… 1,004 more words