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Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

Posted by on February 2, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

A four-minute video that aired on CBS Friday morning was praised for using slices of real pie to show the huge wealth gap in the U.S. #wealthgap

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Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion

Posted by on June 16, 2019 in Corruption, Government with 0 Comments
Analysis Shows Top 1% Gained $21 Trillion in Wealth Since 1989 While Bottom Half Lost $900 Billion

Adding to the mountain of statistical evidence showing the severity of U.S. inequality, an analysis published Friday found that the top one percent of Americans gained $21 trillion in wealth since 1989 while the bottom 50 percent lost $900 billion.

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Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Posted by on June 15, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Most Americans don’t know it, but in 1977 the U.S. actually signed an international treaty called the UN Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, which mandates government responsibility to ensure their citizens do more than merely survive. Unfortunately, one U.S. administration after the other has completely disregarded it, and Congress never ratified it. Our leaders have apparently judged that we either don’t need — or don’t deserve — things like an adequate standard of living and universal health care. 164 countries have ratified the treaty, but ours won’t. Are their people more deserving than we are? As one dizzy U.S. congressman claims, “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

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