Tag Archives: Richard Wilkinson

T Piketty and Capital Beyond the 21st Century

Popular Economics Weekly Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is about more than proving that excessive income and wealth inequality has been the norm over centuries by so-called free market capitalism, or its social democratic versions in Europe. It’s … Continue reading

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Gun Violence Has Too Many Causes

Popular Economics Weekly The tragic Newtown, Connecticut elementary school mass shooting is just the latest in a string of mass shootings that have contributed to more than 1 million dead by guns over the past decade in the U.S.—an average … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Record Achievements

Financial FAQs Why so many doubters of the President’s record? Candidate Romney would have us believe Obama has accomplished nothing, but in fact President Obama has one of the most history making legislative records since FDR. The Washington Monthly lists … Continue reading

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Gun Violence Has Too Many Causes

Popular Economics Weekly The shooting in Aurora’s Central Theatres is not something “impossible to understand” as was said by Denver’s Mayor just after the massacre, if we look at the culture of violence that has made U.S. the most violent … Continue reading

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Greater Equality = Greater Democracy

Financial FAQs A recent Gallup poll said 82 percent of respondents thought economic growth “extremely”, or “very” important, while just 46 percent said reducing the income and wealth gap between rich and poor was extremely or very important. Yet there … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren’s Teach-in

Popular Economics Weekly What better way to understand Elizabeth Warren’s bid for Massachusetts Senator to replace Scott Brown that conduct a Teach-in, much as the OccupyWallStreeters are doing. She stands for what we all need, after all, more knowledge on … Continue reading

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What Decline of Western Civilization?

Financial FAQs It’s hard to know whether Harvard Historian Niall Ferguson means what he says in his new book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest”; that the Western World’s 500 years of predominance are over, thanks to growing debt problems … Continue reading

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