income gap

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, immigration and labor activist David Bacon says that the trade agreement created Mexican billionaires, kept Mexican workers’ wages flat, destroyed US jobs – and revealed the need for worker solidarity across borders

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC

June 17, 2013

Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.

Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity

February 25, 2013

Part 3. James Boyce: Industrial agriculture threatening existence of small farmers growing corn in Mexico and Guatemala; potatoes in Peru and the Andes; rice in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia – farmers who maintain the reservoir for adaptation of crops to new insects, new pests, and climate change