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In the Future We’ll All Be Renters: America’s Disappearing Middle Class - Joel Kotkin 08.10.14

The Daily Beast

America’s wealth is concentrating in fewer hands and while the rich are getting super rich, the once vital middle class is nearing extinction.

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Beyond the minimum wage - By Jacob Humerick August 08, 2014, 04:00 pm

The conversation surrounding economic inequality in the United States has risen from its usual steady drone to a headline-grabbing roar in recent weeks. Unlike in 2011, when protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street acted as the main catalysts of the discussion, today the debate erupts from all sides of the issue. 419 more words


COMMENTARY: The Real Solution to Wealth Inequality - Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert July 30, 2014

(Reuters/Steven Puetzer)

With this issue, we’re inaugurating “The Score,” a monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.

The wealth controlled by the top tenth of the top 1 percent has more than doubled over the past thirty years in the United States, approaching levels not seen since the 1920s. 376 more words


This Map Shows You the Richest Person in Every State - By Jordan Weissmann AUG. 1 2014 2:57 PM

One of these men is the richest person in Nebraska.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

This is a map of the richest Americans in every state, created  157 more words


Federal Contractors Strike to Demand Higher Wages George Zornick on July 29, 2014 - 8:00 AM ET

Strike to raise minimum wage at Union Station in Washington, DC. Photo by George Zornick

Low-wage federal workers walked off the job Tuesday morning across Washington, DC, to demand an executive order for higher wages—building on a successful push earlier this year to raise the wage of federal contract workers to $10.10. 270 more words

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A Bill to Get the Labor Movement Back on Offense - George Zornick on July 28, 2014 - 2:05 PM ET

Public sector workers rallying in solidarity with Wisconsin workers outside Los Angeles City Hall (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

For years, the American labor movement has been on the defensive as it has become harder and harder for workers to join or maintain a union. 484 more words