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The fossil-free future

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:19:50 +0000

The clean energy transition has turned a corner, writes Bill McKibben: The fossil-fuel industry is no longer minting money. It’s been underperforming the rest of the economy—and no wonder. Sun […]

Why equity-minded foundations are losing the war

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:01:17 +0000

In a thought-provoking analysis of the failure of equity-oriented foundations to reverse widening inequality, David Callahan of Inside Philanthropy writes: Over the past few years, many foundations have put equity […]

Economic theory of relativity

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:46:05 +0000

Writing in the New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert describes recent research on the human aversion to inequality: As any parent knows, children watch carefully when goodies are divvied up. A few […]

Union made

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:06:22 +0000

It ain’t rocket science, folks:

Trickle up

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 01:25:14 +0000

From the new World Inequality Report: Income shares of the top 1% versus bottom 50% in the United States Read all about it here.

Connect these dots

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:44:53 +0000

Act 1: Let’s cut taxes! Act 2: Look at that terrible deficit! Act 3: Let’s cut Medicare and Social Security! Now playing at a circus near you: House Speaker Paul […]

Meanwhile in the real world: Countries moving to a fossil-free future

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:59:11 +0000

For a glimpse of what’s happening in countries that take climate change seriously, check out this short video: Source:

California working

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:08:43 +0000

A video from the Labor Center at UC-Berkeley reports on the employment and growth results of progressive state policies in California: Source:

Land of opportunity?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:37:48 +0000

From a new report on wealth inequality in America: The three wealthiest people in the United States — Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett — now own more wealth […]

Shares of the 1 percent

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:21:34 +0000

Check out the graphics at the World Wealth & Income Database: Source: