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Economist's View: Brad DeLong: Global Inequality

Economist's View: Brad DeLong: Global Inequality | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Another long travel day today, so for now a quick post via Brad DeLong: Global Inequality: Saturday Twentieth Century Economic History Weblogging: Those economies relatively rich at the start of the twentieth century have by and large seen their...

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Selected Citations on Open Hardware and Distributed Manufacturing

Selected Citations on Open Hardware and Distributed Manufacturing | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
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Reclaiming our commons is to demand and get a dividend in the form of a guaranteed income.

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Fixing Old Markets With New Markets: the Origins and Practice of Neoliberalism « naked capitalism

Fixing Old Markets With New Markets: the Origins and Practice of Neoliberalism « naked capitalism | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Commentary on current economic and financial news.

 

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Very thoughtful description of the forces at play

 

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Breaking Inequality - Why You Will Always Be Poor

Breaking Inequality - Why You Will Always Be Poor | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Posted by greydogg, 99GetSmart http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s-GWdpvgiIA Share this video and then sign the petition to help end inequality and change our country forever!

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Hard hitting but sadly misguided.  It proposes the return of the gold standard.  That woudl copperfasten the grip of the rich onreal wealth and  our commons assets.  Inflation is not a threat to the 99% but to those who hold financial assets/  We have a long long way to go....

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Why A Decline In Income Inequality Would Be Bad News - Business Insider

Why A Decline In Income Inequality Would Be Bad News - Business Insider | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
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Why A Decline In Income Inequality Would Be Bad News
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Why has income inequality been rising in advanced economies — it's not just the US, people — over the past few decades?

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This is misinformation by the leite.  Inequality is growing because the 1% are ripping off the 99%. 

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Raising the Minimum Wage Will Reduce Income Inequality - U.S. News & World Report

Raising the Minimum Wage Will Reduce Income Inequality - U.S. News & World Report | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
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Raising the Minimum Wage Will Reduce Income Inequality
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There's a sense today that we, as a country, are dividing into two Americas.

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Duh!

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Papantonio: How Wall Street Fuels Income Inequality (VIDEO) - Ring of Fire

Papantonio: How Wall Street Fuels Income Inequality (VIDEO) - Ring of Fire | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Papantonio: How Wall Street Fuels Income Inequality (VIDEO)
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Papantonio: How Wall Street Fuels Income Inequality (VIDEO). Posted on May 10, 2013 by Gary Bentley •.

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UNBELIEVABLE story of untrammeled greed and corruption...

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The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion

The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
It's no accident.(Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery;' Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion http://t.co/7iq4nFS8mN (via @alternet) #inequality)...

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Time for action fellow dupes!...

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Capital of Inequality

Capital of Inequality | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Through the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession, inequality has intensified through income, housing, and public debt in the Bay Area. Black and Latino communities have lost wealth and power, w...

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Brilliant little piece that captures our reality...

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Paging Horatio Alger: Joseph Stiglitz on How Inequality Harms America - Motley Fool

Paging Horatio Alger: Joseph Stiglitz on How Inequality Harms America - Motley Fool | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Paging Horatio Alger: Joseph Stiglitz on How Inequality Harms America
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Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 for his work on information asymmetries.

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Inequality, Technical Change and the “Hunger for Surplus Value” « naked capitalism

Inequality, Technical Change and the “Hunger for Surplus Value” « naked capitalism | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Commentary on current economic and financial news. (Inequality, Technical Change and the “Hunger for Surplus Value”: By Alejandro Nadal, Professor at the Centre f...

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Economist's View: Brad DeLong: Global Inequality

Economist's View: Brad DeLong: Global Inequality | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Another long travel day today, so for now a quick post via Brad DeLong: Global Inequality: Saturday Twentieth Century Economic History Weblogging: Those economies relatively rich at the start of the twentieth century have by and large seen their...

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Wealth Inequality In America : Video Clips From The Coolest One

Wealth Inequality In America : Video Clips From The Coolest One | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

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Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality - South China Morning Post

Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality - South China Morning Post | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality
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“The middle class has shrunk and is getting close to the poverty line, while the poor are getting poorer, which makes the inequality worse,” said the expert.

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France like Ireland is run for the benefit of the old

France like Ireland is run for the benefit of the old | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Irish/Ireland Business News, Internationa, Global, World, European Union, Financial Information - Irish Finance and Business Portal - providing Irish, European and global market information including mortgages, pensions, investment, property...
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The greyhaired own most of real property and have also enclosed the cultural and scientific virtual property.  This fight is intergenrational. 

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Lithuania may seek another ban of farming land sale - Baltic Business News

Lithuania may seek another ban of farming land sale - Baltic Business News | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Lithuania may seek another ban of farming land sale Baltic Business News Some transactions were influenced by the new land taxation regime that effectively has raised the land tax rate (0.01-4% of land market value, the exact local rate is set by...

 

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Incredible, dispiriting land grabs by companies and foreigners in Lithunania. 

 

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Here Comes Debtfair, a Market for Art Inequality Across the City - Village Voice (blog)

Here Comes Debtfair, a Market for Art Inequality Across the City - Village Voice (blog) | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Here Comes Debtfair, a Market for Art Inequality Across the City
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"Starving artists" may be an affectionate term for the city's legions of struggling creatives, but it belies a more disturbing trend.

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Brilliant idea. Spread the word!  

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Income Inequality: It's Not Just for Older People Anymore - TIME

Income Inequality: It's Not Just for Older People Anymore - TIME | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Income Inequality: It's Not Just for Older People Anymore TIME As young millennials like Eastman enter the work force, they're quickly discovering an uncomfortable truth: Inequality, once a phenomenon most prevalent among older Americans with...

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The old against the young - an old story and we all know how that always turns out...

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Natural resources 'widening inequality' in sub-Saharan Africa - Irish Times

Natural resources 'widening inequality' in sub-Saharan Africa - Irish Times | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Irish Times Natural resources 'widening inequality' in sub-Saharan Africa Irish Times African governments must do more to spread the spoils of a resources boom that threatens to generate jobless growth and widen inequality, according to the Africa...

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Resource curses don't just strike in underdeveloped world - watch what will happen with Ireland's wind resources - our oil and gas is already stolen..

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Mass Poverty, Social Inequality and the Thirdworldization of America

Mass Poverty, Social Inequality and the Thirdworldization of America | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director Dean Baker calls poverty America’s “new growth industry.” The state of today’s America is deplorable.

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More evidence is more were needed. 

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Monkey throws tantrum at unfair treatment and inequality

Monkey throws tantrum at unfair treatment and inequality | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
An experiment shows what happens when two monkeys receive unequal rewards for their efforts. Further experiments show that monkeys understand how to cooperate at the same levels as humans as long as language skills are not involved.

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Are you surprised?

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Inequality on the rise in most OECD countries

Inequality on the rise in most OECD countries | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
“In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large majority of OECD countries. This occurred even when countri...

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2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next

2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on. (RT @AnnotatdZoetrop: Hilarious video of monkeys responding to unfairness http://t.co/2kasgVuGRE @upworthy They are faster to recognize inequality than we are!

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Off the Charts: Widening Inequality In Wages - New York Times

Off the Charts: Widening Inequality In Wages - New York Times | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
Off the Charts: Widening Inequality In Wages
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Off the Charts: Widening Inequality In Wages. Since 2000, real weekly wages of relatively low-paid workers have declined, while for those nearer the top of the ladder, they have risen.

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Galbraith on Inequality | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Galbraith on Inequality | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty | Reclaiming our Commons from the 1 Per Cent | Scoop.it
James Galbraith of the University of Texas and author of Inequality and Instability talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about inequality. Galbraith argues that much of the mainstream analysis of inequality in the economics ...

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Joseph Stiglitz on Inequality Differences Between Countries - The Motley Fool - Motley Fool

Joseph Stiglitz on Inequality Differences Between Countries - The Motley Fool
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So the United States has much more inequality than any of the other advanced industrial countries, and that says it's not just economic forces.

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