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The Health Insurance Debate

The issue of health insurance in America should be a lot simpler than it’s made out to be. All the way back in the 1930’s our country made the decision to go a different way that every other major democratic nation by opting for an employer based health insurance system. 843 more words

Income Inequality

US Senator Bernie Sanders and His Comment on How Norway is now the Happiest Nation on the Earth

A new report from the United Nations shows that Norway has overtaken Denmark as the world’s happiest nation. The study was performed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which was launched by the United Nations in 2012. 331 more words

U.S. Has Worst Wealth Inequality of Any Rich Nation, and It's Not Even Close

By Kenneth Thomas and cross-posted from MiddleClassPoliticalEconomist.com

I’ve discussed the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Reports before, an excellent source of data for both wealth and wealth inequality. 364 more words

United States

Charity vs. Justice

When conservatives say they want to dismantle the state, or drown the federal government in a bathtub, or get big government off their backs, liberals/progressives respond by listing all the important functions government fills with regard to the public good, especially in relation to the poor and various social services. 372 more words

Costco: Another Unreported Story

In 2012, news that wasn’t published hardly at all included the fact that Costco’s CEO Craig Jelinek decided that redistributing income from his employees to his shareholders by cutting wages was not good for the employees or for the shareholders. 335 more words

Will the Republican Party Allow Itself to Become the Big Giant Death Panel In Order to Give Its Billionaire Owners a Big Giant Tax Cut?

The Republican Party is about to determine whether or not it will become the biggest death panel since Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party tried to exterminate the Jews of Europe. 461 more words

Eight people own as much as 3.6 billion do

This is old news, I guess, but worth keeping in mind.  In the years right before the French Revolution, did eight aristocrats own as much as the poorest 50 percent of the French peasants? 43 more words