Minasuk/ May 25, 2016/ Uncategorized

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor | Vox | 2016 Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.

Minasuk/ December 11, 2015/ Uncategorized

20 People Now Own As Much Wealth as Half of All Americans | The Nation | December 2015 The 400 richest Americans now have more wealth than the bottom 61 percent of the population, a report released on Wednesday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) reveals.

Minasuk/ November 6, 2015/ Uncategorized

Goodbye Middle Class: 51 Percent Of All American Workers Make Less Than 30,000 Dollars A Year | Washington’s Blog | October 2015 38 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year. 51 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year. 62 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year. 71 percent

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Minasuk/ October 6, 2014/ Uncategorized

The Walmart Heirs Are Worth More Than Everyone in Your City Combined | Mother Jones | October 2014 Back in the ‘80s, their wealth was the equivalent of a small town. Now it’s a major metropolis. In 1983, the Walton family’s net worth was $2.15 billion, equivalent to the net worth of 61,992 average American families, about the population of

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Minasuk/ October 3, 2014/ Uncategorized

“American dream” is now a myth: How bad policies and worse ideology ruined us | Salon | September 2014 Once upon a time, Americans assumed they’d do better than their parents had. Here’s why that’s all gone away.

Minasuk/ September 23, 2014/ Uncategorized

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 | Salon | September 2014 “Over three quarters of college professors are adjunct. Legally, adjunct positions are part-time, at-will employment. Universities pay adjunct professors by the course, anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000. So if a professor teaches three courses in both the fall and spring semesters at a

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