Increasing educational attainment does little to reduce racial wealth disparities.
Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project.
New data confirms what we already knew: the haves have a ton. And the have-nots have next to nothing.
Implementing Medicare for All would cause some job loss. But it would be more manageable than you might think.
Rebutting the latest anti–Medicare for All nonsense.
Who was poor in 2016 — and why our system keeps failing them.
A good welfare state is more than just a safety net. It's a foundation on top of which people can build their lives.
The massive increase in incomes at the top is driven mostly by capital.
If we want to create a fair and egalitarian society, we must confront capital directly.
Marriage and high school diplomas are a distraction. To end poverty, we simply have to structure our economy to ensure nobody falls below the poverty line.
Don't believe the critics: a new report shows California's single-payer plan is eminently affordable.
If California implemented single-payer, the state would spend much less on health care than the rest of the US.
How do wealth and income inequality develop? And how can they be reversed?
Treating Asians in the US as a wealthy monolith papers over their wildly divergent economic situations.
Liberal talking points on race and the welfare state reflect deeply conservative ideas. The Left should demand welfare for all.
United Airlines' forcible removal of a passenger exposed the everyday violence that keeps capitalism running.
Baby boomers aren't the problem -- the rich are.
Chelsea Clinton might run for office. Rethink this.
Liberal commentators believe that you can have diversity or economic justice, but you can’t have both. They're wrong.
The Democratic establishment waged war on Keith Ellison. We should respond in kind.
Stock market booms benefit the rich, not ordinary workers.