Income inequality

Portland Fights Income Inequality By Taxing Companies With Outrageous CEO Pay Scales

Portland Fights Income Inequality By Taxing Companies With Outrageous CEO Pay Scales

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit It falls to cities to do creative, progressive policy making and that is exactly what Portland is undertaking with a tax to address income inequality. Portland, Oregon just adopted a brilliant response to the community’s serious issue of income inequality. The city council passed an additional tax on companies that give their […]

Texas Makes it Easier for Children of Undocumented Immigrants to Get Birth Certificates

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit   On Monday, July 25th, 2016, the state of Texas passed legislation which will make it easier for undocumented workers to get birth certificates for their United States born children. The state agreed to do this by allowing more documentation options that these parents can more readily access, […]

6 Things We Need To Fix Now, To Truly Honor Labor Day

6 Things We Need To Fix Now, To Truly Honor Labor Day

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit Image: Labor Day, circa 1900, Buffalo NY via Wikimedia Commons license Labor Day began during a time when people in the United States were working 12-hour days, seven days a week to survive. (Sound familiar?) Children were working, too – some as young as 5 and 6 years old […]

10 Ways The Republican Party Is Literally Trying To Kill Us

10 Ways The Republican Party Is Literally Trying To Kill Us

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit That’s right. The Republican Party is trying to kill us. Ticked off about the Republican Party’s stubborn stance on (not) ending gun violence? That’s just one of many ways they’re trying to kill us. And before you dismiss this claim as way over-the-top, you may want to take […]

The Vanishing Middle Class And The Stakes Of The 2016 Election

The Vanishing Middle Class And The Stakes Of The 2016 Election

Share on Facebook Twitter Google+ E-mail Reddit We hear it all the time. The stock market is roaring. Millions of jobs have been created. The economy is in great shape. So why is the middle class disappearing? Because the stock market has little or no effect on ordinary, everyday middle class Americans. Because those millions […]

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