inequality

Paul Krugman’s 'Big' New Salary Doesn’t Make Him a Hypocrite
It doesn’t even make him that rich!
April 16, 2014

Paul Krugman will make $250,000 when joins City University of New York to work on inequality issues. Ironic? Nope, just the way things work.

Republicans Suddenly Can't Stop Talking About "Mobility"
Too bad GOP policies are undercutting it
February 19, 2014

The unpleasant truth: When the government keeps slashing its safety net, climbing the economic ladder gets harder. 

Socialize the Law? First Stop Condescending to Non-Corporate Lawyers
February 06, 2014

In making his case for socialized law, Noam Scheiber implies that lawyers for poor and middle class clients don’t do as good a job as lawyers for rich clients.

The Case for Socialized Law

Inequality has bent American justice. Here's a radical way to fix it.
February 03, 2014

When a rich person can buy more justice than a normal person, it perverts society. Here's a radical idea for fixing it.

The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
Obama's State of the Union went easy on class rhetoric
January 29, 2014

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

17 Charts About Economic Inequality Obama Should Read Before The State of The Union
January 27, 2014

Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

Here's How We Should Think About the Inequality Debate
We need a whole new framework
January 21, 2014

"Inequality" is a concept too sweeping and cluttered to lead to useful solutions. Here's how we should actually think about it.

For Republicans, the Decline of Social Mobility is a Crisis
Why is the GOP suddenly talking poverty? Because it's harder to defend capitalism now.
January 14, 2014

The GOP is finally facing the issue of inequality in America. But why?

Clintons Embrace de Blasio's Inequality Rhetoric, Goldman Sachs' Speakers Fees
January 02, 2014

Bill Clinton endorsed Bill de Blasio's inequality rhetoric yesterday. That's not what Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs a few weeks ago.

Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing 'A Tale of Two Cities'
It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines
January 02, 2014

It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines—and now it's a cliche with no connection to a great book.

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