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Economic Justice

Blog: Votes Just Aren’t There?

Jun 30, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Mr. Boehner, will blocking the vote to avoid default – for the sake of continuing huge tax loopholes for businesses and tax benefits for the wealthiest among us - really play well in the voting booth? Read more

Mind the Gap! Endorsements

The following organizations have endorsed the Mind the Gap! campaign:

The Spirit Level

Jun 30, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Many of us at NETWORK were intrigued by The Spirit Level – Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, the book that shows why a less-equal society is bad for everyone.

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New Quiz:The Global Gap!

Jun 29, 2011 | By Page May

Test you knowledge of international wealth disparity with this new quiz!

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Blog: A Fair Way to Address the Debt?

Jun 28, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Over the last several weeks, the Biden group has made progress in coming to a plan to avoid defaulting on the debt. But all the compromises have been in increasing the number and amount of areas to be cut. Read more

The economy explained. In 135 seconds!

Jun 27, 2011 | By Page May

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said he could explain the problems with the economy in less than 2 minutes, 15 seconds—and he did it (with illustrations to boot). It’s great! Check it out.

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Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11). Read more

Blog: Mind the Gap! Sign the Petition

Jun 23, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White House attention. Please sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap. Read more

Wealth Gap Featured on Washington Post's Front Page

Jun 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

The front page of Sunday’s Washington Post (6/19/11) included another chilling article about growing disparities in our nation.

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