In the past twenty years we have shifted the burden for university and college education to individuals and their families. The very rich don’t mind. They have the money to send their children anywhere in the world to go to school. 324 more words
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President Barack Obama’s latest attempt to raise pay for low-wage workers will come through a broad expansion of overtime pay.
Republicans like to complain about the redistribution of wealth in the United States. We live in an era, exclaim the talking heads on Fox News, of redistribution and class warfare. 1,392 more words
Inequality in the United States
Inequality overall is usually expressed as wealth or income gap. Regions (southern states is one example) also make a difference as does race and religion. 2,131 more words
Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee
Manufacturing jobs are golden, providing workers living wages and decent benefits. They’re also disappearing.
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association points out that California lost a third of its industrial base – 607,000 manufacturing jobs – between 2001 and 2011, a major reason why the state’s middle class is shrinking. 114 more words
A Human Rights bit on the absolutely disgusting capitalism that drives our system of incarceration. Privatized probation companies charge probationers that have served their sentences exorbitant fees that they must pay, or else they go back to jail. 227 more words