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 Moves Toward Requiring Medicaid Recipients to Work By Stephen Lendman, January 12, 2018
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Opening India’s Economy to Corporate America: “Retail Apocalypse” to Save the American Dream? By Shelley Kasli, January 11, 2018
Monsanto, Bayer and Neoliberalism: Towards the Corporate Model of Industrial Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, January 11, 2018
Uproar over Israeli Settler’s Killing By Stephen Lendman, January 11, 2018
Precarious Work, Deregulated Labour Markets, “Poverty Wages”: Europe’s New Reserve Army By Harald Schumann and Elisa Simantke, January 09, 2018
Canadian Politics Today – the State of the Parties: Whither Left Electoral Politics in Toronto? By Tim Heffernan, January 09, 2018
GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice By Colin Todhunter, January 08, 2018
Student Debt Slavery II: Time to Level the Playing Field By Ellen Brown, January 06, 2018
‘Focus’ on the Neo Nazi Revival By Philip A Farruggio, January 06, 2018
What Would Happen if Trump Were to Cut Funding to the U.N. Palestinian Refugee Programme? By Yara Hawari, January 05, 2018
Jewish Identity Politics and the Struggle to Liberate Palestine By Rima Najjar, January 03, 2018
Ensuring Justice in the Era of Transformation By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, January 03, 2018
Israeli Ruling Party Votes to Annex West Bank and Seize Last Palestinian Lands By Telesur, January 01, 2018
150 Years After Capital: Reading Marx as Life Grounded By Prof. John McMurtry, December 31, 2017
American workers
Cold Wave Proves Lethal for US Homeless, Poor By Patrick Martin, December 29, 2017
Capitalism Straight-Up By Antony C. Black, December 29, 2017
Cost and Indulgence: Gloating over New Year’s Celebrations By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 29, 2017
Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young By Ellen Brown, December 28, 2017
Socialism and the Problem of the Super-rich: The Bloomberg Billionaires Index By Barry Grey, December 28, 2017
Africa in Review 2017: Reinforced Neo-colonialism and the Imperative of Continental Unity By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 27, 2017
Digital Capitalism and Workers’ Rights: ‘Workers Are the Heart of the Algorithm’ By Prof. Antonio Casilli and Roberto Ciccarelli, December 27, 2017
‘Must be the Season of the RICH’ By Philip A Farruggio, December 25, 2017
Christmas: A Visit From Saint Donald By Klaus Marre, December 25, 2017
Trump’s “Bi-Partisan Tax Cut” By Masoud, December 24, 2017
The Productive Base as the Ground of Society and History. Marx’s Base-Superstructure Theory By Prof. John McMurtry, December 23, 2017
Drug Deaths Drive Down US Life Expectancy for Second Year By Eric London, December 23, 2017
UN Jerusalem Vote Postmortems. US Bullying and Threats By Stephen Lendman, December 22, 2017
US and Israel versus the World on Jerusalem By Stephen Lendman, December 21, 2017
Netanyahu’s Failed Project to Build “A Greater Israel” By Hans Stehling, December 21, 2017
US Congress Passes Tax Windfall for Corporations and the Rich By Barry Grey, December 21, 2017
Let’s Unite and Demonstrate the True Meaning of Christmas. Helping the Poor, Healing the Environment By Adam Parsons, December 20, 2017
Latin America
US Congress Set for Wednesday Passage of Multi-trillion-dollar Tax Cut for the Rich By Barry Grey, December 20, 2017
On Hanukkah 2017, Light a Candle for Palestine! By Rima Najjar, December 20, 2017
UN General Assembly to Vote on Rescinding Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration By Stephen Lendman, December 20, 2017
Team Trump Add Insult to Injury for the Palestinians By Jonathan Cook, December 19, 2017
American Exceptionalism’s Dark Side: Poverty and Despair in America By Stephen Lendman, December 19, 2017
UN Security Council Passes Resolution Challenging Jerusalem Declaration; US Vetoes By Celine Hagbard, December 19, 2017
Why the Istanbul Declaration Must Succeed: “The Whole World to Recognize East Jerusalem as the Occupied Capital of Palestine” By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, December 18, 2017
Wheelchair-bound Man with No Legs Killed by Israel’s IDF in Gaza During Jerusalem Protest By RT News, December 18, 2017
Turkey Opens Embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan’s Grandstanding East Jerusalem Vow By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2017
China’s Mega Sweatshops: China’s Workers and the Emerging Youth “Intern Class” By Michelle Chen, December 18, 2017
Import and Die: Self-sufficiency and Food Security in India By Colin Todhunter, December 18, 2017
GOP Tax Cut Heist Heads Toward Enactment By Stephen Lendman, December 16, 2017
It’s Personal: How Trump Betrayed Both Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan By David Hearst, December 15, 2017
The Road to Food Sovereignty. Peasant Farming, Not Industrial Food Production By New Internationalist, December 15, 2017
World’s Richest One Percent Capture Twice as Much Income Growth as the Bottom Half By Niles Niemuth, December 15, 2017
Istanbul Summit, More Bark Than Bite. Meeting of Top Officials from Islamic Countries By Stephen Lendman, December 14, 2017
Israel Amps Up Ethnic Cleansing in Order to Further Judaize Jerusalem By Jonathan Cook, December 13, 2017
Destruction of Black Wealth During the Obama Presidency By Ryan Cooper and Matt Bruenig, December 13, 2017
German Politicians Condemn Anti-Israel Protest as “Anti-Semitism” By Dr. Ludwig Watzal, December 13, 2017
Trump Declaration on Jerusalem Unleashes Palestine Solidarity Demonstrations Worldwide By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 13, 2017
The Death Toll Behind Corporate America’s Record Profits By Jerry White, December 13, 2017
It’s Not Simply Jerusalem, It’s All of Palestine By Rima Najjar, December 12, 2017
Trump’s Doomsday Jerusalem Speech By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, December 12, 2017
Why Do They Hate Us? America’s Super-rich Have Taken Nearly 70% of the World’s Wealth Gains Since 2012 By Paul Buchheit, December 12, 2017
Farcical Treasury GOP Tax Cut Analysis By Stephen Lendman, December 12, 2017
Trump White House Preparing Sweeping Attack on the Poor By Patrick Martin, December 12, 2017
Europe, Wake up and Smell the Coffee: Palestine and “Netanyahu’s Breakfast in Brussels” By Hagai El-Ad, December 11, 2017
Conflating Zionism and Judaism Leaves Jewish Students Exposed By Prof. Yakov M. Rabkin, December 11, 2017
Lessons of the Great Depression of the 1930s: Create Jobs by Executive Order By Jeanne Mirer and Prof. Marjorie Cohn, December 11, 2017
Amid “Full Employment,” No Recovery in US Wages By Jerry White, December 11, 2017
Jerusalem: The Red Line for Muslims By Gulam Asgar Mitha, December 10, 2017
UN General Assembly Votes for Palestinians By J. B. Gerald, December 10, 2017
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Capitalism’s War against Life Itself By Phil Rockstroh, December 10, 2017
After Trump’s Jerusalem Move, Media Worry About ‘Violence’–Not Violation of International Law By Adam Johnson and Nima Shirazi, December 10, 2017
How Many Palestinians Will the Trump-armed IDF Kill or Injure Today: 20, 200, 2,000? By Hans Stehling, December 10, 2017
Palestinians Paying the Price for US-Israeli Imperial Arrogance By Stephen Lendman, December 09, 2017
Trump and the Plight of East Jerusalem By B'Tselem, December 09, 2017
‘God Is Weeping over Donald Trump’ By eNCA, December 09, 2017
124 Jewish Studies Scholars on Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration By Stephen Lendman, December 09, 2017
Trump Speech on Jerusalem: “Irresponsible and Reckless” By James M. Wall, December 09, 2017
Christian Zionists in America By Hans Stehling, December 09, 2017
Israel Uses Live Fire Against Palestinian Protesters By Stephen Lendman, December 08, 2017
Site Considered for US Embassy in Jerusalem Is Stolen Palestinian Private Property By Institute for Palestine Studies, December 08, 2017
Trump’s “Jerusalem Promise” to AIPAC: Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move By Mark Perry, December 08, 2017
Video: Slavery and NATO’s Libya Legacy By Robin Philpot and RT News, December 08, 2017
Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Sparks Anger, Protests By Bill Van Auken, December 07, 2017
Can the American Left be Resurrected? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 07, 2017
GOP Plan to Destroy Social Justice in America By Stephen Lendman, December 07, 2017
Confirmed: Trump to Declare Jerusalem Israel’s Capital By Stephen Lendman, December 07, 2017