Inequality

The Political Economy of a Collapsing Two-Party System & Warnings from 2014 Democrats Failed to Heed

Academics Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen and Jie Chen, writing for the Institute for New Economic Thinking, recently published an interesting working paper, Industrial Structures and Party Competition in an Age of Hunger Games: Donald Trump and the 2016 Presidential Election. It should come as no surprise at this point that they found that political and…

Urgently Needed Poor People’s Campaign Returns Today – A National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign first announced on December 4, 1967 by Martin Luther King, Jr., resumes today, exactly fifty years later, with an event at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Watch the official launch video below. Visit The Poor People’s Campaign website for more information and to join the movement. It’s time to tackle…

Like Farting in a Lift: Raj Patel on the Impoliteness of Poverty, Inequality and the Need to End Food Marketing to Children

From The Inquiring Mind archives, here’s a worthy example of the work that appeared in that Buddhist journal over the course of its thirty-one year run. This is an extended excerpt of an interview with Raj Patel that was first published in their Fall 2014 edition. It has lost none of its relevance or clarity.…

9/11, Permanent War and the Transnational Capitalist Class

Look for Censored 2017, the Fortieth Anniversary Edition of Project Censored’s annual publication, at your favorite independent bookstore now. You can also find it online here. Below we post the transcript of a speech Peter Phillips gave in September 2016. Phillips is a Sociologist & the President of the Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored. – RR…

North Bay Premiere of Requiem for the American Dream – March 4 @ Rafael Film Center

Requiem for the American Dream: Noam Chomsky and the Principles of the Concentration of Wealth and Power, the exceptionally well-reviewed new documentary from filmmakers Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, premieres in the North Bay at the Rafael Film Center on Friday March 4.

Visit the film’s website.

Purchase tickets to a screening at the Rafael Film Center, where it will be featured through March 10.

Visit Chomsky’s official website, where you will find a lifetime’s worth of interesting reading material.

Do We Really Need a Billionaire Class? Sam Pizzigati Interviews Gar Alperovitz

Veteran labor journalist Sam Pizzigati interviews Gar Alperovitz, author most recently of What Then Must We Do? – Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution. Alperovitz first came to our attention with the publication of a classic work of American history, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, in 1996. As an undergraduate at the…