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The Well-Heeled and Our Personal Well-Being

Photo by Elyse Chia on Unsplash By Sam Pizzigati / Inequality.org Just what exactly happens when a society becomes substantially more unequal, when a few become fabulously richer than the many? Defenders of our deepest pockets have a ready answer. What happens when wealth starts concentrating at a society’s summit? Nothing we need worry about. […]

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Human-Caused Climate Change will cut your Paycheck by a Fifth over the next 26 Years

By Julian Wettengel | – Clean Energy Wire ) – The damaging effects of climate change are set to hit economic growth severely across most countries, said researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). With the climate change that is already locked-in through past and “plausible” future emissions, income will be 19 […]

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Supreme Court to Decide on Criminalizing Outdoor Sleeping

Tenting in Los Angeles Skid Row. Russ Allison Loar, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Clare Pastore / The Conversation On April 22, 2024, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could radically change how cities respond to the growing problem of homelessness. It also could significantly worsen the nation’s racial justice gap. […]

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Erdoğan’s streak came to a screeching Halt as Turkey’s economy pays the price for Years of Policy Mistakes

By Gulcin Ozkan, King’s College London | – (The Conversation) – For many years, it wasn’t the economy that determined voting behaviour in Turkey. The country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, won almost every election he contested despite a deteriorating economic outlook. This is commonly explained by the importance of identity politics in a country that […]

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More for Them, Less for Us

By Sarah Anderson, William Rice and Zachary Tashman / OtherWords In his State of the Union address, President Biden called out “massive executive pay” and vowed to “make big corporations and the very wealthy finally pay their share” of taxes. Corporate tax dodging and CEO pay have gotten so out of control that many major […]