Feb 01, 2012 | By Shannon Hughes
NETWORK and NETWORK Education Program (NEP) are excited to announce the Mind the Gap! contest for young justice seekers. If you Mind the Gap! and are between 18 and 25 - or know someone else who fits this criteria – start thinking about why this gap really matters. Create a short video (5 minutes or less) demonstrating why wealth disparity in the United States is an issue for all of us, and you could win a trip to DC to showcase your video at NETWORK’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Dec 02, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster
We all understand intuitively why people with the least amount of wealth should be upset by huge and growing disparity in the United States, but what about that 1%? Or the 0.1%?
Nov 10, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes
In the Center for American Progress's blog, Jake Paysour examines the shared priorities of the #Occupy, or OWS, movement and the note released by the vatican late in October. He notes the moral nature of our economic crisis, writing:
Oct 21, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster
The wealth gap in the United States has grown larger, and the ugly beast is not done growing.
Oct 07, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes
“We are citizens, professionals, students, activists, parents, unemployed workers, voters, and the underrepresented who represent the 99%. We are interested in separating money from politics and improving the country’s infrastructure to fix healthcare, education, environment and the economy . . . Together, we can shift power away from the top 1% and back to the people.”
Sep 29, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster
Yesterday afternoon, I attended a lunch meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building entitled “Are Investment Incentives Necessary in Corporate Tax Reform?” with Donald Marron, the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Rob Atkinson, from the Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Michelle Hanlon, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sep 27, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM
Last week hundreds to thousands of (mostly) young folks began an occupation of Wall Street to protest the growing wealth gap
Sep 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus
How appalling that the cry of “class warfare!” is currently drowning out reasonable people who say that all groups in our nation should pay our fair share in taxes -- and that includes millionaires and billionaires!
Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble
Take a look at this new post (“Wealth Gap: How Far Apart Are The Bottom 50 Percent And The Top 1 Percent? “) on Huffington Post. Excerpts appear below.
Aug 17, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes
"The ease with which the rich and well educated have shrugged off the recession shouldn’t be surprising; strong winds have been at their backs for many years. The recession, meanwhile, has restrained wage growth and enabled faster
restructuring and offshoring, leaving many corporations with lower production costs and higher profits—and their executives with higher pay."