Opinion

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Does inequality have a silver lining?

An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.

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Can we cure inequality, and how?

Joseph Stiglitz views growing inequality (a Marxist might say "the growing class divide") as a threat that may block economic recovery.

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Inequality, a growing national crisis

Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.

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“Trishna”: Love story twisted by class oppression

The movie is supposed to be a modern adaptation, set in India, of the Thomas Hardy classic, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."

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Justice for black farmers has May 11 deadline

The 180-day period for monetary claims by Black farmers against the USDA expires this week.

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Integrating American Bandstand

We wanted to get involved but we didn't know how to connect to the civil rights movement in our community.

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The rich hurt you and me every day, new book reveals how

99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking The World And What We Can Do About It, by Chuck Collins, helps readers gain a mastery over the practical politics of attacking inequality.

Taxing millionaires to build healthier communities

For years, Lillian had struggled to keep her family safe and healthy amid the rising poverty, joblessness and growing crack cocaine epidemic in Bayview-Hunter's Point.

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Tax wealth not work!

Tax Day demonstrations took place by the hundreds this week from one end of the nation to the other.

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