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Income Inequality: Part 1

Many people claim to be “socially liberal but fiscally conservative” as though it’s evidence of what good people they are. Look at me! I care about the individual rights of immigrants, women, blacks, and gays! 1,101 more words


Making a Mockery of the American Dream - By Mortimer B. Zuckerman March 27, 2015 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

The top earners thrive while middle class Americans quickly fall behind.

Economic progress can’t only grow here.

The American economy has not worked for the average family since the end of the Clinton administration. 409 more words


Conservatives Say $15 Minimum Wage Is Killing Seattle Restaurant Scene, Restaurateurs Disagree by Alan Pyke Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm Updated: March 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm

As Seattle prepares for the April launch of the highest minimum wage law in America, conservatives are warning that businesses are already shuttering under the pressure of higher labor costs and pointing to a recent report of a rash of restaurant closures as evidence. 255 more words


Republicans Will Only Make Income Inequality Worse

Republicans have recently realized that income inequality will be a major political topic over the next election cycle. They have been talking a lot about it, and have already had small discussions on what they would like to do about the rising income gap between the top 1% and everyone else. 1,144 more words


Fight over Seattle's $15 minimum wage could have national consequences - by Ned Resnikoff March 14, 2015 11:48AM ET

A lawsuit brought by the International Franchise Association could set precedent for how states regulate chains

A federal judge will rule early next week on whether to temporarily suspend a portion of Seattle, Washington’s $15 minimum-wage law, pending the outcome of a longer inquiry into whether the legislation is constitutional. 1,119 more words


Will income inequality kill you?

The answer to the title question is ‘no,’ of course. However, some public health crusaders, carrying the torch of the Occupy movement, make such an assertion. 738 more words


International Women’s Day: Inequality in Charts -By Teresa Welsh and Tierney Sneed March 8, 2015 | 12:01 a.m. EST

Sunday marks International Women’s Day, the day ordained by the United Nations to observe the triumphs of and challenges faced by women around the world. 219 more words