Inequality in America Is More Than An Academic Term

Inequality In America Is More Than An Academic Term

It impacts how we live and even how long we live. It affects education, the length and depth of poverty in our nation, our ability to rise and make a new life for ourselves. Structural inequality means that public policies are made to benefit a very few instead of the mass of Americans. Despite vaunted myths about our democracy, average Americans have little or no influence on political decisions in the United States.

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Patriotic Millionaires to Congress: Prove They Don’t Own You

Patriotic Millionaires to Congress: Prove They Don’t Own You

Today in a strongly worded letter to House and Senate leadership, the Patriotic Millionaires demanded action on the carried interest loophole saying a vote would offer members “a unique opportunity to demonstrate to the American people that Congress is capable of conducting the people’s business; and that it is not, in fact, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street fund managers and other special interests.”

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