Poverty & Income Inequality

Poverty & Income Inequality

Big Questions

Rose Wong

Is racial bias already deeply embedded in the secret social algorithms of the computing cloud?

  • How do we find it?
  • How do we eliminate it?

Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America
by Karen Petrou

Should the mega-wealthy commit to reducing the destructive effects of economic inequality?

Is inequality in America irreversible?

Is it income inequality we are unhappy about? Or is it more about fairness, justice, and opportunity inequality when money tips the scale for the wealthy?

Should the Federal Minimum Wage be increased to $15/hour?

What happens when you give basic income to the poor?

Is eviction an epidemic in the U.S.?

Why are so many Americans afraid and/or against socialism? What is the Lesser of Evils?

  • Socialism’s potential to narrow our staggering worldwide economic inequality? or,
  • Capitalism’s potential to create jobs and lift people out of poverty? or,
  • A Hybrid’s potential to balance and blend the best features of both economic systems? — sp

Someday….. parents will not have to choose between (a) putting food on the table for their children; or (b) paying for rent to put a roof over their heads; or (c) taking care of their family’s health.

Big Picture

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Income inequality

One Percent

The 1% Doth Protest Too Much

The 99% in the U.S. happen to be the ones that go to work everyday and actually do everything: design and engineer the products; manufacture, sell, distribute, repair and maintain the products; and provide all the services we rely on that make companies successful and grow, share valuation grow, and hence, shareholders wealthy. So when some CEOs (the 1%) earn more than 1,000 times the median salary of their employees, maybe the 1% shouldn’t be surprised when workers say respectfully, “What’s up with that?”


Supreme Court


Reparations Comeuppance