The Struggle for Social Equality
By Barry Grey, 20 December 2017
Legislation that will transfer trillions of dollars from the working class to the richest 10 percent of the population will be made the law of the land within less than two months of its initial release and without a single congressional hearing.
The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
By Benjamin Mateus and George Marlowe, 25 September 2017
A new book by Chicago doctor David Ansell reveals the profound ways in which social inequality in the US creates “death gaps” and disparities in life expectancies.
By Evan Winters, 4 February 2017
Food banks have proliferated across college and university campuses, with cuts to food assistance in 22 states in 2016 exacerbating the problem, particularly for part-time students.
By Eric London and David North, 26 January 2017
Several comments left by readers on the January 18 perspective “Wealth distribution in the United States and the politics of the pseudo-left” merit a further elaboration of the position of socialists on social stratification and the political outlook of the “next 9 percent.”
By Niles Niemuth, 12 December 2016
It is the social catastrophe, rooted in the decline of American capitalism, that underlies the political crisis of both big-business parties and will lead to immense social convulsions.
By Gabriel Black, 12 December 2016
The average top percentile income earner makes double in a year what an average worker in the bottom half of society makes working their entire life.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 June 2016
The mortality rate in the United States increased across the board last year, reflecting the impact of mass unemployment, austerity, stagnating wages and benefit cuts.
By Kate Randall, 2 February 2016
The SNAP cutoffs loom as hunger and food insecurity continue to rise and more than a quarter of the unemployed have been jobless for more than six months.
By Andre Damon, 8 June 2015
Despite polls showing overwhelming popular opposition to social inequality, these sentiments find no genuine expression in official US politics.
By Gary Joad, 5 August 2013
Homeless people in cities and towns across the US Midwest are routinely turned away from shelters unable to accommodate the growing need for emergency housing.