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Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich?

By Sam Pizzigati, Polity Books ~ Truthout ~ Is there a means to eliminate the financial class of the super-rich? Would this help reduce income inequality were it come to pass? Sam Pizzigati makes the case that the answer is “yes” in his book, The Case for a Maximum Wage. The following is an excerpt from the book. Economists and epidemiologists, psychologists and political scientists: Researchers from multiple disciplines have…

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Forward Together With the Poor People’s Campaign

By Elizabeth Warren ~ Common Dreams People living in poverty across the United States?—?from California to Kentucky to Michigan to West Virginia?—?told us their stories On June 12th, 2018, Reverend William J. Barber II hosted a discussion on poverty for members of Congress. People living in poverty across the United States?—?from California to Kentucky to Michigan to West Virginia?—?told us their stories. We heard from a victim of a predatory…

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Imagining an Economy That Serves the 99%

By Tim Koechlin Common Dreams Those who benefit most from the status quo spend a lot of money to persuade the rest of us that this – an economy that serves the top 1% — is good for us and, in fact, the best we can do The United States is among the richest societies ever. But despite all of its productivity, all of its abundance, and all of its…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Hungry: An Economic Injustice Leaving the World with Empty Stomachs

Hungry: An Economic Injustice Leaving the World with Empty Stomachs

One in eight people in the world go hungry every day.  That is 868 million people, more than the population of the United States, Canada and Europe combined. It’s not just poor families in Africa who starve, it’s citizens of the United States, France, China, the hunger is everywhere. We try to combat it and do our best to deliver canned foods to homeless organizations and volunteer at soup kitchens,…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Fiscal Deal Affecting Economic Justice

The Fiscal Deal Affecting Economic Justice

Some very important decisions had to be made a week ago by lawmakers as America tiptoed its way towards (and off) the fiscal cliff. The final deal reached by President Obama and congressional Republicans was supposed to keep the middle class steady, raising marginal income tax rates for individuals making more than $400,000 a year. However, what is most revealing about the deal is the tax raise on 77% of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Great Opportunities Available for Global Firms in the Developing World

Great Opportunities Available for Global Firms in the Developing World

We have heard the same excuse many times over from businesses being asked to explore developing countries, “but what’s in it for me?” The below article from Fast Company is a nice round up of five reasons global firms should serve the developing world: Ideo’s CEO: 5 Reasons Global Firms Should Serve The Developing World LINDA TISCHLER Linda Tischler writes about the intersection of design and business for Fast Company.…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Will a New Educational Model Create Economic Growth?

Will a New Educational Model Create Economic Growth?

We are consistently looking for stories and news articles about our focused topics, this one we found recently that is a combination of both Educational Justice and Economic Justice from USNews: U.S. Needs New Educational Model for Economic Growth Linking educators and employers is key to economic recovery and maintaining American global competitiveness By STAN LITOW October 19, 2012 Stanley Litow is IBM’s vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs…

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