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Economic Justice

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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Blog: Increased Defense Budget? Doesn’t Sound Like a Good Idea.

Jun 22, 2011 | By Andi Hinnenkamp, NETWORK Intern

This week will begin the debate for the Department of Defense appropriations. Read more

Man Allegedly Robs Bank of $1 to Get Health Care in Jail

Jun 22, 2011 | By Page May

The wealth gap creates desperate conditions for low-income Americans. 

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Blog: Washington Post Highlights Wealth and Income Disparities

Jun 20, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

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

Blog: Tax Cuts and Catholic Social Teaching

Jun 16, 2011 | By Curtis Baxter, NETWORK Intern

Catholic Social Teaching tells us that we should always have our mind on those who are poor. Read more

The War on Drugs Turns 40

Jun 16, 2011 | By Page May

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary for the War on Drugs. What does that have to do with the wealth gap?

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Resources Update!

Jun 15, 2011 | By Page May

Check out the new list of resources we have on our ‘Learn More’ page—it features 5 of our favorite publications on the data, history, and/or consequences of the wealth gap.

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A Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

By proposing this extreme change in the way our government functions, politicians are demonstrating that they are choosing to place their circle of protection around the richest Americans and corporate interests instead of around the safety and security of hardworking Americans.  Read more

Nutrition Programs for Children and Seniors Threatened

The House of Representatives is voting on H.R. 2112 – Agriculture Appropriations for 2012. Some provisions would reduce access to food for members of our communities who are living in poverty – particularly children and the elderly. Read more

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