Carry this thought with the George Floyd justice protests: income inequality is the highest in a half-century

The numbers suggest people demand change — regardless of what the stock market says. People need to connect relevant reasons to protest with their personal lives so they can hit the streets with conviction. In many cases, these reasons combine to drive even more energy into crowds. In the case of the George Floyd protests, […]

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Atlanta, inequality, Keisha Lance Bottoms and this strange fascination with an airport

Atlanta’s mayoral race is one of those stories I should have rapped about a long time ago. Just never got around to it. I couldn’t predict Keisha Lance Bottoms’ victory but I also didn’t think Vincent Fort — my choice — would be the next mayor. Most of the candidates appeared neither confident nor specific […]

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THIS STUDY PROVES BIG MONEY WINS DAMN-NEAR ALL ELECTIONS

Wu-Tang is Right: “C.R.E.A.M.” Same goes for you and your neighbors. The Institute of New Economic Thinking’s recent and somber research (PDF) proves that money spent on political campaigns b***h-stomps the people’s will almost all the time. INET director Thomas Ferguson, along with researchers Paul Jorgensen and Jie Chen, examined more than three decades of […]

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BACK TO WHY TRUMP IS WINNING

(Laughing) After Thursday night’s Party of No Brains Presidential debate,  are you ready to call Donald Trump’s campaign a damn thing yet? I made this pre-debate assessment about Trump’s chances for staying in the race: …if Americans saw a President in a man known more for his acting ability than his public policy chops in […]

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THIS CHART EXPLAINS WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS WITH THE ECONOMY (IF YOU’RE NOT RICH)

Pew Research’s Conrad Hackett tweeted a disturbing chart by economist Pavlina R Tcherneva—the richest 10 percent of Americans has soaked up an increasingly greater share of average income growth during every US economic expansion since the 1950s. The 2009-2012 period can really piss you off—even if you’re a member of the top 10%. No one can […]

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