Published on Feb 20, 2017
Les Leopold, The Labor Institute/Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. According to economist Thomas Piketty, The poorest 50 percent of Americans have seen their incomes decline by a full 1 percent since 1978 – even as incomes for the top 10 percent of Americans have jumped by whopping 115 percent and incomes for the top one thousandth of a percent have skyrocketed an astronomic 685 percent. There is no other way to put it – we are now living in a new Gilded Age, and our democracy is in serious danger. So as Americans take to the streets again today to fight back against the Trump agenda – the question needs to be asked: can we defeat Trump without first tackling income inequality?