Poverty & Social Inequality

62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.
America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms.
The US imperial experience over the past century embodies the trajectory of the rise and fall of empires. During a time of declining empire, living standards of Americans have declined, social programs and safety nets have been scrapped in favor of the war economy.
Greece could return to her sovereign national currency, her own sovereign central bank, make her own monetary policy and implement it with a sovereign public banking system that works solely for the Greek economy.
Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Benefits? By Stephen Lendman, January 26, 2020
Disabled People Under Attack By John Clarke, January 24, 2020
Video: Globalize Hope: New Film on the History of La Via Campesina By La Via Campesina, January 23, 2020
Despite Limitations, Cuba’s State Budget Maintains Its Eminently Social Focus By Yudy Castro Morales, January 22, 2020
The UK Has a Housing Crisis – and We Need Actions, Not Words to Solve It By Johanna Ross, January 22, 2020
The Truth About the Trump Economy By Joseph E. Stiglitz, January 20, 2020
Ten Years Ago in the Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake: The Militarization of “Emergency Aid”. Was it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 10, 2020
Racism and the Origins of the United States of America, “The Joker” and the End of White Supremacy By Franklin Frederick, January 09, 2020
Homelessness and Social Dislocation Across Canada. If Housing Is a Right We Should Take It By John Clarke, January 07, 2020
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Attack Shows Just How Fascist The ‘Modi Mob’ Is By Andrew Korybko, January 07, 2020
The Great GOP Tax Cut Heist Two Years Later By Stephen Lendman, December 31, 2019
Holding Pens for the Homeless By John Clarke, December 30, 2019
Austerity and its Consequences. America Threatens to Self-destruct if Other Countries don’t Obey it By Michael Welch, Utsa Patnaik, and Prof Michael Hudson, December 29, 2019
You Don’t Own Me? By Philip A Farruggio, December 19, 2019
The Richest Country’s Empty Plates. 50 Million Hungry Americans By Larry Romanoff, December 18, 2019
Neoliberal Economics Has Destroyed the U.S. Economy and America’s Middle Class By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 17, 2019
Prime Minister Modi Triggers Political Instability in India’s Northeastern States By Andrew Korybko, December 14, 2019
The Tory War on Truth – and How to Fight Back By Adam Ramsay, December 13, 2019
“Booming” US Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom By Glen Ford, December 12, 2019
On Those Questionable US Jobs Numbers… Again! By Dr. Jack Rasmus, December 09, 2019
Deconstructing Bolivia: Voices Inside and Outside Challenge Mainstream and Alternative Narratives By Michael Welch, Jeb Sprague, and W.T. Whitney Jr., December 08, 2019
Detroit Demolition Bond Proposal Defeated Amid Mass Discontent By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 05, 2019
Greece’s Samos Island Refugees: A Reluctant Update on Enduring Cruelties By Chris Jones, December 02, 2019
Bolivia Coup: “Hatred of the Indian” By Álvaro García Linera, December 02, 2019
The Man in the Bathtub, December 1, 1940: History of a Young Italian Who Emigrated to America in the Early 1900s By Philip A Farruggio, December 02, 2019
The West Has Two Liberalism Problems, and Burning the Quran Is Just One of Them By Andrew Korybko, November 29, 2019
Reality on Thanksgiving Weekend By Stephen Lendman, November 29, 2019
Britain’s Chief Rabbi Is Helping to Stoke Antisemitism against Corbyn By Jonathan Cook, November 29, 2019
“Asset Bubbles” and an Economy Ready to Crash and Burn? By Kurt Nimmo, November 20, 2019
‘Orwellian Absurdity’: US Reversal on Israel’s Settlements Draws International Outrage By Yumna Patel, November 19, 2019
Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity By Rep. Ron Paul, November 19, 2019
Why Aren’t Americans Rising Up Like the People of Chile and Lebanon? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, November 15, 2019
Defeating the US / EU / NATO Axis of Domination: A Global De-Colonial Imperative By Canadian Peace Congress, November 09, 2019
The Globalization of Poverty: What Is Neoliberalism? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 08, 2019
Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine By Ahmed AbdulKareem, November 04, 2019
The Battle for Chile By Francisco Dominguez, November 01, 2019
250K Yemenis at Brink of Death from Hunger By Daily Sabah, November 01, 2019
Yemen Runs Out of Fuel and Last Hospitals Close By Randi Nord, October 31, 2019
Never Had a Chance! By Philip A Farruggio, October 29, 2019
Open Letter Calling on the Canadian Government to Stop Backing a Corrupt, Repressive and Illegitimate Haitian President By Yves Engler, October 29, 2019
A Call For Action On Kashmir Black Day By Andrew Korybko, October 29, 2019
Israel’s New Moves to Airbrush the Occupation By Jonathan Cook, October 29, 2019
Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? By Prof. Claudia von Werlhof, October 26, 2019
Ernst Wolff Pillaging the World English book cover
Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF By Ernst Wolff, October 26, 2019
Universal Basic Income and the 2020 Election. Redistribution by Taxing the Rich By Richard C. Cook, October 18, 2019
American workers
Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US By Stephen Lendman, October 16, 2019
In the Jungle or in the Zoo? The Zoos of the Ultra-Rich By Christian Savestre, October 15, 2019
Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 15, 2019
Ecuador – and the IMF’s Killing Spree By Peter Koenig, October 14, 2019
The Last Moments of Indonesia as We Know It. Forest Fires, Collapsing Economy By Andre Vltchek, October 14, 2019
Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF “Economic Package” (“Paquetazo”) By CADTM, October 12, 2019
Trump’s Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to “Unwanted Aliens” By Stephen Lendman, October 10, 2019
Baby You’re a (Super) Rich Man! Mega Millionaires Run Our Corporations and our Politics By Philip A Farruggio, October 08, 2019
Pension Plans Should Not Invest in Companies That Harm Working People By Prof. Steven Tufts, September 25, 2019
Hong Kong is Scared – of the Rioters By Andre Vltchek, September 25, 2019
Will the Carcass of Indonesian Infrastructure Really be Revived by Big Business? By Andre Vltchek, September 25, 2019
Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir: India’s “Economic Opening” Has “Closed Off Kashmir” By Andrew Korybko, September 24, 2019
How Israel Steals Palestine’s Offshore Oil and Gas Revenues. Outright Theft. Billions of Dollars Stolen By UNCTAD, September 11, 2019
Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor By Chris Wright, September 09, 2019
History: Implacable Foes of Southern African Apartheid and Colonialism By Adeyinka Makinde, September 04, 2019
Nea Kavala Refugee Camp: Hell in Northern Greece By Abshir, September 03, 2019
Labor Day 2019: Surveys Show Wages Not Rising & Jobs 500,000 Fewer By Dr. Jack Rasmus, September 02, 2019
America’s Economic Dark Side. Widening Social Inequality, Rising Poverty and Joblessness By Stephen Lendman, August 31, 2019
What About Me … I Feel The Future Trembling, Like a Stranger In the Land Where I was Born By Philip A Farruggio, August 30, 2019
Globalization and Women’s Rights: Economic Restructuring, Women’s Experiences and Responses to “Neoliberal Shocks” By Tina Renier, August 27, 2019
Interview: Lebanese Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees By Jana Nakhal and Joyce Chediac, August 25, 2019
France: ‘G7 and Its Summit Are Illegitimate’, Aurelie Trouve By Telesur, August 25, 2019
If Statues Could Talk By Philip A Farruggio, August 23, 2019
A Nightmare of Homelessness: A Knapsack Full of Dreams By John Clarke, August 21, 2019
Austerity without End. Neoliberal Reforms and Labour Rights By Carlo Fanelli and Prof. Stephanie Luce, August 16, 2019
Fewer Banks in African American Neighborhoods Contribute to the U.S. Racial Wealth Gap By Sarah Abed, August 16, 2019
‘Overpopulation’: A Cover Story for the Money Cancer System By Prof. John McMurtry, August 15, 2019
Electoral Defeat for Ruling Argentinian Neo-Liberal Regime By Stephen Lendman, August 12, 2019
China’s Belt and Road (BRI): Could Save Destroyed Southeast Asia? By Andre Vltchek, August 12, 2019
Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who Is Next? By Peter Koenig, August 10, 2019
Five Years After the Genocide, Yazidis Share Their Forgotten Stories and Demand Justice By Jesuit Refugee Service, August 08, 2019
Women We Are Fighting for By Andre Vltchek, August 06, 2019
More Money, Fewer Jobs: The Stubborn Truth About Employment and the Defense Industry By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, August 06, 2019
The World Financial Order: An Instrument of the US Empire By Prof Michael Hudson and Michael Welch, August 04, 2019
A Mother, Six Newborns Die Every Two Hours in Yemen By Daily Sabah, August 02, 2019