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The Buffett Rule: Class envy or simple justice?

At last, novel solutions are entering politics! Mike Dowson considers the “Buffet Rule”, for catching wealthy tax-evaders. Source: The Buffett Rule: Class envy or simple justice?

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It’s Racism, Stupid. America’s Persistent Racial Wealth Divide

By Josh Hoxie | ( Inequality.org ) | – – A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs … Source: It’s Racism, Stupid. America’s Persistent Racial Wealth Divide

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Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters – Analysis & Opinion – ABC

The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house. Source: Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and … Continue reading

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John Howard: Corporate interests were given top billing

Readers take Tom Switzer to task over his column supporting the former PM. Source: John Howard: Corporate interests were given top billing

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Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news | The Guardian

Pay ratios are an important measure of income inequality over time and regulators should look at making them mandatory Source: Australia should compare CEO and average worker pay as the US and UK do | Julie Walker | Australia news … Continue reading

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Aside from Super-Rich, All Americans are poorer this century | Informed Comment

TeleSur | – – Soon, researchers predict, the middle class will no longer be the largest class in the United … Source: Aside from Super-Rich, All Americans are poorer this century | Informed Comment

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Day to Day Politics ‘That’s a bit Rich Mate’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 21 January 2016 1 The growing curse of inequality. Did you know that 10 per cent of Australians now hold more wealth than the other 90 per cent combined? Let me put it another way. The richest one per … Continue reading

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Life is unfair: The top 1% now owns one-third of Chinese wealth: Shanghaiist

A report from Peking University warns that China has reached a Source: Life is unfair: The top 1% now owns one-third of Chinese wealth: Shanghaiist

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Wealthiest 12 Americans Own More Than Bottom Half | Al Jazeera America

Shocking new report on wealth inequality actually understates the truth Source: Wealthiest 12 Americans Own More Than Bottom Half | Al Jazeera America

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People of calibre – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In an attempt to show that politicians were sharing the pain of the 2014 Budget, Tony Abbott announced a freeze on politicians’ pay rises.  Needless to say, that didn’t last long. Federal politicians, judges and top bureaucrats received a 2 … Continue reading

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Unions decrease inequality, strengthen democracy and improve the economy

New research from the IMF says unions reduces inequality, fosters and healthier economy and are essential for a well-functioning democracy. Source: Unions decrease inequality, strengthen democracy and improve the economy

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Top Fifth Of Households Hold 70 Times Wealth of Bottom Fifth, Report Finds |LNP repy they use a different stat base

Top Fifth Of Households Hold 70 Times Wealth of Bottom Fifth, Report Finds | newmatilda.com.

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Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest — RT UK

Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest — RT UK.

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Last Week Tonight, Wealth Gap

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Wealth Gap

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Robert Reich: The wealthy have broken society by siphoning all its money to themselves – Salon.com

Robert Reich: The wealthy have broken society by siphoning all its money to themselves – Salon.com.

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Inequality: Are the rich cashing in?

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If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart | Mother Jones

The Trickle Down Effect that Just didn’t Trickle The Bailout worked with a trickle up If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart | Mother Jones.

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Democracy Now: The wealth gap and who goes to jail: Too big to prosecute, Corman goes easy on the CBA. The inequality of justice the policing in our community

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/15/who_goes_to_jail_matt_taibbi Mathias Corman says the CBA fraud is all in the past and should be forgotten. Joe Hockey allows evasion to proceed after promising to go after it. In the world of an increasing wealth gap our courts process and … Continue reading

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The One Percent Just Keeps Getting Richer, According to the 2014 Global Wealth Report The richest one percent owns $127 trillion. That’s 48 percent of the wealth in the world.

This story was originally published on BillMoyers.com. Global inequality, like global warming, is a disease that may be too far along to ever be cured. We seem helpless, both in the US and around the world, to stop the incessant … Continue reading

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