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Stiglitz: Inequality as a Threat to Growth and Stability

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 — Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses the threat rising inequality poses to stability and growth, and outlines ho...
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The #GlobalPOV Project: "Who is Dependent on Welfare" With Ananya Roy - YouTube

FOR MORE #GLOBALPOV VIDEOS, VISIT: http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu/globalpov/ It is time for America to reconsider who is dependent on welfare. Poverty is not...
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Summers: Income Inequality 'Profoundly Corrosive' - Wall Street Journal

Summers: Income Inequality 'Profoundly Corrosive'
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Summers: Income Inequality 'Profoundly Corrosive'. U.S.
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This is why the middle class feels so squeezed

This is why the middle class feels so squeezed | video of inequality | Scoop.it
It’s because they are squeezed, basically.

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SNAP Cuts Hit Today—and Food Banks Can't Make Up the Difference

SNAP Cuts Hit Today—and Food Banks Can't Make Up the Difference | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Long food pantry lines are expected in the wake of a $4 billion cut to food stamps.

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The Rise Of The Feudal Lords - Liberals Unite

The Rise Of The Feudal Lords - Liberals Unite | video of inequality | Scoop.it
What do you call a system where the will of 90% of the people is ignored?

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The Populist Democrat's Dilemma - Slate Magazine (blog)

The Populist Democrat's Dilemma - Slate Magazine (blog) | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) The Populist Democrat's Dilemma Slate Magazine (blog) The way it works in practice is that since we have progressive income taxes in the United States and also an awful lot of income inequality, the social democratic...
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Wall Streets nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren - Politico

Wall Streets nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren - Politico | video of inequality | Scoop.it
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Wall Streets nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren
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And the fear is not only that Warren, who channels an increasingly popular strain of Occupy Wall Street-style anti-corporatism, might win.
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Let's Worry About Climate Change, Not Miley Cyrus

Let's Worry About Climate Change, Not Miley Cyrus | video of inequality | Scoop.it
The IPCC Report was in the news for a couple of days and then disappeared from mass media news cycle. This is the largest crisis humanity has ever faced: Life on earth hangs in the balance.

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Europe's Scariest Chart Leaves 1 in 4 Young People Unemployed | Zero Hedge

Europe's Scariest Chart Leaves 1 in 4 Young People Unemployed | Zero Hedge | video of inequality | Scoop.it
While near record low sovereign bond spreads and near record high equity prices have been taken as vindication by the European elites that all is well and 'we just need a little less fauxsterity' to be done with this crisis; the data, as it so...

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Chomsky at Swat? Noam way! - Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online

Chomsky at Swat? Noam way! - Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Chomsky at Swat? Noam way! Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online “It's a plutocracy,” Chomsky said, “or to borrow a quote from Jim Hightower, a radical kleptocracy.” He stated that conservative philosophy vocally favored the rich, and critiqued...
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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM ----- THE CHOMSKY DOCUMENTARY

The riveting discussion-of-a-lifetime with Noam Chomsky - "the most important intellectual alive" - on the end of the American Dream.

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The Middle Class and Working Poor's Lifelong Losing Game -- in 10 Slides

The Middle Class and Working Poor's Lifelong Losing Game -- in 10 Slides | video of inequality | Scoop.it
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following ten images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs. The graphs are taken from series of recent reports which, when considered together, create a paint-by-numbers p...

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Daily Kos: Truth-telling Quotes: On Cowardice, Plutocracy, Plunder, And Political Theater

Daily Kos: Truth-telling Quotes: On Cowardice, Plutocracy, Plunder, And Political Theater | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Moyers & Company : Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington

[E]verything about the Congressional system, whether it's leadership, whether it's how money is raised, is going to reward ...
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Using scale and reach to battle inequality - The Hill (blog)

Using scale and reach to battle inequality - The Hill (blog) | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Using scale and reach to battle inequality
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Across the country, it's become increasingly evident that problems stemming from inequality have reached a level that can only be characterized as a crisis.
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Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill

Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill | video of inequality | Scoop.it
We’re proud to collaborate with The Nation in sharing insightful journalism related to income inequality in America.

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Review: Breach of Logic | The National Interest

Review: Breach of Logic | The National Interest | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Andrew J. Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2013), 256 pp., $26.00. FOLLOWING HIS graduation from West Point, Andrew J.
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Op Ed: Israel and Palestine: The Problem with the Road to Peace - UK Progressive Magazine

Op Ed: Israel and Palestine: The Problem with the Road to Peace - UK Progressive Magazine | video of inequality | Scoop.it
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Op Ed: Israel and Palestine: The Problem with the Road to Peace
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This is because America's political system is a plutocracy.
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Haunting inequality worldwide - In Defense of Marxism

Haunting inequality worldwide - In Defense of Marxism | video of inequality | Scoop.it
In Defense of Marxism Haunting inequality worldwide In Defense of Marxism inequality The United Nations and its numerous bodies, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are all running around to highlighting one initiative after...
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Global Inequality by the Numbers - ISN

Global Inequality by the Numbers
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The period between 1988 and 2008 witnessed the first decline in global income inequality since the Industrial Revolution, reports Branko Milanovic.
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Myths of Economic Statistics

Myths of Economic Statistics | video of inequality | Scoop.it
While the US economy is growing at a steady pace, our corporate driven structure continues to promote inequality.

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The Difference Between Inequality Today And Inequality In 1973 In One ... - Business Insider

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Poverty Is America's #1 Education Problem

Poverty Is America's #1 Education Problem | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Teachers' unions are not the reason America's schools are in trouble.

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Poll Finds 1/3 Africans Paid Bribes in Past Year

Poll Finds 1/3 Africans Paid Bribes in Past Year | video of inequality | Scoop.it
Nearly one-third of Africans surveyed say they have been forced to pay bribes including for medical treatment, according to a 34-nation poll released Wednesday.

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The Super-Rich and Their Monster

The Super-Rich and Their Monster | video of inequality | Scoop.it
The super-rich earn more than $200 million a year and pay lower taxes than the rest of us. The biggest problem they have is the “monster” they helped create: Tea Party Republicans.

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, November 8, 2013 3:49 PM

An interesting take on how wealth and politics are inextricably bound up in the current plutocratic economic-political system.