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The United States had the highest level of inequality among G-7 countries both in 1980 and in 2008. France is the only G-7 country to have experienced declining inequality over that period. Inequality rose in all of the other six. READ MORE

December 6, 2011

The war on workers in the wake of the global financial crisis isn’t limited to one country. It is a worldwide effort to reduce government services and restrict worker rights. In today’s globalized world, when workers anywhere take a stand, they stand for all of us. READ MORE

December 5, 2011

Occupy movements have now sprung up in at least 20 countries, and probably more. They all speak, in one way or another, for the other 99 percent. But the other 99 percent means different things in different places. READ MORE

December 3, 2011

A flat Social Security tax would generate over $100 billion more every year than the current regressive tax. In a time of high debt and budget deficits, that’s money the government could desperately use. READ MORE

November 30, 2011

Now that the Deficit Reduction Supercommittee has apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to cut the trillion-dollar federal budget deficit, the field is open for new ideas. READ MORE

November 27, 2011

Latvia will have to follow one of the three paths that other middle-income countries around the world have used to grow (or try to grow) into the top tier of the world-economy. READ MORE

November 25, 2011

Since 1969 the poverty line has not been updated for changes in the standard of living. When we say that a family lives in poverty today, what we really mean is that that family lives in what was considered to be poverty in 1969. READ MORE

November 14, 2011

Everyone knows that America’s unemployment rate is high. At 9.0%, it’s so high that 1 out of every 11 people is unemployed. Unfortunately, the real situation is worse than the official statistics suggest. READ MORE

November 14, 2011