Pandemic boosts super-rich share of global wealth

The share of household wealth owned by billionaires has risen by a record amount during the pandemic, with millionaires also coming out of COVID-19 ahead, a study found on Tuesday. The World Inequality Report produced by a network of social scientists estimated that billionaires this year collectively own 3.5% of global household wealth, up fromContinue reading “Pandemic boosts super-rich share of global wealth”

Super-rich increase their share of world’s income

The share of wealth owned by the world’s richest people soared during the Covid pandemic, a major study on inequality has found. The World Inequality Report said that 2020 saw the steepest increase in billionaires’ wealth on record. Meanwhile, 100 million people sank into extreme poverty, the report from the Paris-based World Inequality Lab said. TheContinue reading “Super-rich increase their share of world’s income”

Let’s talk about not talking about race – Beau of the Fifth Column

Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

68% approve of labor unions, highest since 1965 90% of Democrats, 47% of Republicans approve of unions Labor union membership remains steady at 9% of U.S. adults Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year’s 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965.Continue reading “Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965”

Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday pitched a global anti-poverty plan that seeks to uplift some 750 million poor people who live on less than $2 a day and would be financed largely by rich. In a speech to the United Nations, Lopez Obrador stressed that the plan could give the world’s poorContinue reading “Mexican president floats global anti-poverty plan in U.N. speech”

Josh Hawley Blames The Left For Rightwing Policy That Killed Jobs – The Rational National

During an interview with Axios, the ‘cancelled’ and ‘manly’ Republican Senator Josh Hawley claimed that the left is destroying men.

Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39

In which John Green teaches you about the early days of the Civil Rights movement. By way of providing context for this, John also talks a bit about wider America in the 1950s. The 1950s are a deeply nostalgic period for many Americans, but there is more than a little idealizing going on here. TheContinue reading “Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39”

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

In which John Green teaches you about the Great Depression. So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn’t caused by the crash. John will teach you about how the depression started, what Herbert Hoover triedContinue reading “The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33”

Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality

Final day of voting, polls close at 1900 GMT Conservatives seen losing power after 8 years Opposition Labour and allies widely expected to win Debate over oil vs climate, inequality vs tax Tough coalition talks await Norway was voting on Monday on the final day of a parliamentary election dominated by climate change and economicContinue reading “Norway opposition expected to win election fought on oil, inequality”

Fox News guest says poor people are like dogs that need to be starved to be kept obedient

Jon Taffer: “A lot of the shift is that they’re moving the quality of life to today before they have earned it, rather than after they have earned it” JON TAFFER (GUEST): And it is a massive change in attitude, Laura. They are trying to balance, and this is their words, not mine. They are trying to balance “quality of lifeContinue reading “Fox News guest says poor people are like dogs that need to be starved to be kept obedient”

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