inequality

Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory

Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory

March 21, 2019

Dean Baker / The Hankyoreh Much of the Democratic Party, including almost the entire pack of contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, has embraced the concept of a Green New Deal (GND). This is an ambitious plan for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time creating good-paying jobs, improving education, and reducing inequality.…

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America's Inequality Machine

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America’s Inequality Machine

February 10, 2019

The recent in-custody police death of Anton Black and inadequate civilian oversight in Baltimore reveal how the underlying imperative of policing in the U.S. is not public safety, but instead heightening the rampant inequality that continues to plague urban America

Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed

Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed

February 1, 2019

While Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes an important increase in the estate tax, Republicans are gearing for its complete repeal. Morris Pearl of the group Patriotic Millionaires, talks about how the Republicans’ plan would help the rich from ever being taxed

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

January 18, 2019

As three of the most powerful men in Maryland vow to crack down on repeat violent offenders, community advocates question their plans to address the root causes of inequality and violence

The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class

The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class

December 26, 2018

Peter Phillips, the author of the book, “Giants: The Global Power Elite,” examines the roles and networks of the world’s richest and most powerful. This class is no longer bound to national concerns, only to the expansion of its own power, says Phillips

Skin Color and Gender Determine Privilege and Income, Regardless of Educational Level

Skin Color and Gender Determine Privilege and Income, Regardless of Educational Level

December 20, 2018

A new PERI study finds that women of color benefit less from college education, while white men benefit the most. Since the 1970s, people of color’s social mobility has stagnated. Noé Wiener discusses the results of his research

Globalization, Inequality & the Predictable Corporate Takeover of the WTO (1/2)

Our World Is Not For Sale: 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum

December 3, 2018
TRNN release exclusive footage of Deborah James, Vahini Naidu, Prerna Bomzan, Richard Kozul-Wright and Ravi Kanth at the OWINFS session at the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum with featured clips in Part 1 and full length footage in Part 2.
Endemic Market Failure and Inequality

Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism

November 29, 2018
Dennis Kelleher, CEO of Better Markets, speaks at the forum, “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” held in Washington DC, on October 19, 2018
How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

How Inequality Increases Environmental Damage for Everyone (But Not Equally)

November 27, 2018

James Boyce of PERI discusses how inequalities in power encourage the creation of environmental damage. Inequality disempowers some communities while allowing the powerful to profit at the environment’s and everyone else’s expense