One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]
In the face of a mantra of “only get worse“, “only get worse,” “only get worse,” “only get worse,” I offer this instance of bad matters getting better. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released information on the gap in median pay between men and women working full-time year-round in the United States:
The idea of Senator Bernie Sanders running for President is appealing in itself, but the Sanders for President 2016 watch just got a little more interesting.
This coming Sunday, Senator Sanders is hosting a free showing of Inequality for All, a progressive economic documentary by former Secretary of Labor, and former presidential candidate, Robert Reich. […]
The report notes that one of the major impacts of climate change has been and will continue to be extreme weather events. The report also points out that over 95% of deaths from natural disasters have taken place in “developing countries” – the poorer nations of the earth. […]
Washington, DC has the 2nd highest average income among its richest 20% of all of America’s 50 largest cities. But the income of DC’s poorest 20% is far below the 50-largest-city average. The capital city of the United States of America is place of sky-high income inequality.
So finds the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in […]
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From Citizens for Legitimate Government:
General Strike: November 28, 2011!
The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold.
The debt “super committee” makes its budget recommendations on Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving.
We know that the recommendations will include deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social […]
Barack Obama doesn’t really have any consistent philosophy of following his legal responsibilities, even when they’re politically convenient. Obama and his partisan allies are just using that argument as an excuse to justify his broken promise to end discrimination against homosexual Americans. […]
(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation)
New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest quintiles in the U.S. population — those earning $100,000 or […]
Two days ago, I prepared for today’s release of new 2009 Census income inequality data by looking at the record historically, namely the average household income of each income quintile from 1967 to 2008:
The top quintile is the fifth of the population that earned the highest income in 2008; the lowest quintile is […]