Opinion

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Widening wealth gap exposes America’s cultural commitment to inequality

"I believe these truths to be self-evident: America is committed to inequality."

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Republican victory in 2016 would strengthen new “patrimonial oligarchy”

The hateful and reactionary ideas of GOP candidates confront us with the danger we would face next November, were any one of them to be elected president.

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State of Silicon Valley 2015: A tale of two Americas

"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."

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The poisoned cookie of “white skin privilege”

Progressive people must rise to the challenge. We must make clear to white people that they are being conned by the frontmen of the one percent.

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Wealth concentration report blasts hole in right-wing policies

We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.

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Taking on inequality

Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world.

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The wealth gap and its threat to democracy

How we organize our economy and distribute and allocate resources can either facilitate or undermine a democratic socio-political culture.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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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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How to tax the rich and audit them too!

Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.

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