Wealth inequality in America ~ Disturbing graphic

Wealth inequality in America ~ Very interesting video on the how perception of America’s distribution of wealth differs hugely from the reality. Exceedingly well done animated graphics tell a disturbing story of where wealth resides in America, and, as...

Minimum wage workers cannot afford rent in ANY state

Minimum wage workers cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment at “Fair Market Rent” by working a standard 40-hour work week in ANY state in the U.S. In California, a minimum wage worker would have to work 130 hours per week to afford the average apartment....

Bank of America is raging hurricane of theft and fraud

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine wrote a scathing piece for the OWS movement about widespread illegal practices committed by Bank of America, and how all of us, particularly the U.S. government, have been facilitators in B 0f A’s larceny. Taibbi is a very...

City of Berkeley to pull $300M out of Wells Fargo

City of Berkeley recently announced plans to remove all financial assets from the city’s current banker, Wells Fargo–a withdrawal of approximately $300 million. Hoping to send a strong message to the Big Banks many feel are responsible for the housing...

Richard Wilkinson ~ Economic inequality harms societies

Using historical data, Richard Wilkinson illustrates how income disparities WITHIN a society are strongly correlated with poorer general health, shorter lifespans, increased violence, less upward mobility, and much, much more. Quite shocking. Economic inequality...