Modern inequality causes stress and social problems, not just among the very poor, but at all levels of society. That’s just what Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett find in their new book, The Spirit Level Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. . . . → Read More: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
REVIEW Unjust Deserts : How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back by Gar Alperovitz and Lew Daly
Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz simultaneously invented calculus in the 1670’s. As Isaac Newton wrote, “If I have seen far, it is because I have stood on the . . . → Read More: Unjust Deserts: How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back
On January 10, the House voted overwhelmingly to raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25, the increase to be phased in over the next two years. The Senate has yet to vote on the issue.
On January 12, the New York Times published a story by David Cay Johnston that begins, . . . → Read More: The Minimum Wage and the IRS