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Economic Disparity

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In 2018, fifty publicly traded U.S. corporations paid their CEOs more than 1,000 times what they paid their median workers. Read more

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The Cannes hit morphs from a Patricia Highsmith milieu of Mr. Ripley-like talented con artists to a Stephen King house of horrors tale. Read more

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“Their whole strategy is to go to a neighborhood that has a lot of poor people who don’t have access to transportation and can only walk to and from the dollar store.” Read more

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Dig just a little below the surface and you’ll find that the much-discussed gains for working people are mostly illusionary. Read more

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From Harvard to UW-Madison, students are protesting the wrong people. Read more

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I’ve seen “For Sale” signs on parking lots around the city quite a bit in recent years. That’s how the descent into hell begins. Read more

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Acts of extraordinary generosity get all the press. But we’re missing the point. Read more

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Communities prepare for the largest, most expensive, and most controversial Census in U.S. history. Read more

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A Chicago project plants the seeds of neighborhood hope. Read more

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The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable. Read more

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Publicly funded lending pools can provide low-interest, short-term loans in a way no private lender can or will. Read more

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We lose close to $70 billion annually in corporate tax revenue due to tax havens, an amount equal to nearly 20 percent of the total corporate tax revenue collected each year. Read more

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Forty-five states have regressive tax codes. State and local policies could change that. Read more

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CVS’s recent merger will reduce competition among pharmacies significantly Read more

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A 13-year-old boy spent three months in a juvenile facility – including time in solitary confinement – because he could not pay a $500 fine for skipping school. Read more

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“If you’re a local retailer or small manufacturer or artist or writer or publisher, you’re watching as your city and state hands your tax dollars to your most ferocious antagonist.” Read more

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400 billionaires now own more wealth than the bottom 64% of Americans. Let’s do something about that. Read more

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Milwaukee is the latest target of a billboard campaign paid for by groups who claim to be pro-baby, but are truly against the rights of black women and families. Read more

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Race becomes a cheap and safely predictable alternative to pressing a substantive critique of the sources of this horror in New Orleans and its likely outcomes. Read more

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"Where have the poor disappeared to?" the occasional journalist of conscience wonders. Read more

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