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November 15, 2017 Richest 1% now owns half the world's wealth -text/video

Source: USA Today

But that wealth around the world is increasingly concentrated among those at the top. The top 1% now own 50.1% of the world's wealth, up from 45.5% in 2001.

November 13, 2017 Included: Poor white Americans are getting poorer; what diversity numbers don't say

Source: CNN

The wealth of low-income white people was cut almost in half since the recession while the wealth of black and Hispanic families in the same bracket remained stable.

November 13, 2017 Wall Street bonuses may jump 10 percent this year: report

Source: Reuters

Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 10 percent this year, in the first meaningful jump for the industry since 2013, according to a closely watched report.

November 13, 2017 National Service. It's Time! - America, we have a problem.

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Underpinning much of what is wrong in our country and our politics today is the fact that we’re churning out better consumers than we are citizens. [more]

November 9, 2017 Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are richer than poorest half of US

Source: The Guardian

The three richest people in the US – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population, or 160 million people.

November 8, 2017 Conservatives demand changes to House GOP tax bill

Source: Washington Post

House Republicans are facing new pressure from conservatives to make changes to their sweeping tax plan, days before Senate GOP leaders are slated to release a bill that would need support from party moderates to pass.

November 7, 2017 Stephen Hawking says technology could end poverty but urges caution

Source: Reuters

Technology can hopefully reverse some of the harm caused to the planet by industrialization and help end disease and poverty, but artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be controlled, physicist Stephen Hawking said on Monday.

November 6, 2017 COLUMN: The growing chasm between wealth and poverty

Source: Summerland Review

The world’s eight richest people have more wealth between them than the poorest 3.6 billion people combined, according to a report from Oxfam.

November 3, 2017 Inequality Is a Bigger Threat to Our Democracy Than Putin Is

Source: NY Magazine

The president’s initial framework for tax “reform” would deliver 80 percent of its benefits to the top one percent of American earners, according to a preliminary analysis from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. I

November 1, 2017 Pay gap between CEOs and workers is widening

Source: Scoop

The gap between CEO compensation and worker income is widening, according to new University of Otago research.

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