Inequality in America
This page is devoted to presenting the latest data on the growing inequality in American society. It is without a doubt a major cause of crime and should be considered when considering solutions.
New!!! Two recent stories about corporate welfare:
The ‘Makers’ and the ‘Takers’
Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently
Two Stories About Wealth Distribution
Obama and Friends Discover Inequality
This is why we need peer review: Austerity: Planned Poverty
Point, Counterpoint on Inequality
11 Jobs Where an Honest Day's Work Earns You Poverty
Incredible data on inequality: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph
Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality in America
Special report on the "working poor": http://www.workingpoorfamilies.org/pdfs/Overlooked_Dec2011.pdf
Victims of the Recession: New Report Shows 1 in 45 Children Are Homeless Annually, a 38% Increase Since 2007
Who are the "1%"? Read this by Paul Krugman: Oligarchy, American Style; then check the report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO): http://cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=12485
The rich get richer: new report on CEO compensation "GMI Pay Survey Reveals
SEC details lawsuits against ex-Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac executives
Two stories on wealth gap:
Wealth gap widens: Whites' net worth is 20 times that of blacks
Recovering US job market is leaving black men behind
US poverty totals hit a 50-year high
Meanwhile: The Rich Get Tax Breaks for Destroying Jobs? How the Capital Gains Tax Helps the Wealthy and Hurts the Rest of Us
Are We In the Process of Creating a New and Enduring American Underclass?
2011 was a record year for the world's billionaires
Amazing new data: How the Rich Soaked the Rest of Us
The Recession’s Racial Divide
Series on Poverty by the New York Times, written by Barbara Ehrenreich
See related study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/crimreport/crimreport_2009.pdf
Super-rich pay less in taxes than the rest of us. See this report: http://www.ctj.org/pdf/irstop400.pdf
Tax the wealthy? See these articles: Taxing the Wealthy
The Reagan Question: Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Eight Years Ago?
Exposing the Un-Democratic Face of Capitalism by Noam Chomsky
In the following link you will find important data and articles: http://www.demos.org/inequality/.
As income gap widens, recession fears grow
Children and Poverty - a series of articles
Inequality can be seen in the court system. See the following story about the public defender's office in Las Vegas: Reasonable doubt
Whatever Happened to the Good Life?
US Falls to No 15 in Average Worker Income