All posts tagged: Economic inequality

The Biggest Welfare Queen in the United States

An amazing piece of analysis by Evolve Media and the #GlobalPOV project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. At 6:38 they reveal who the biggest recipient of welfare in the U.S. is – you may be surprised. Since they are a fancy university, they were kind enough to cite all of their sources. (Thanks to Upworthy and @advodude for bringing this to our attention.) Sources Reagan’s Welfare Queen Krugman, Paul. 2007. “Republicans and Race” New York Times Levin, Josh. 2013. “The Welfare Queen” Walmart Berfield, Susan. 2013. “Fast Food Wages Come With a $7 Billion Side of Public Assistance” Ritholtz, Barry. 2013. “How McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens” Stackpole, Thomas. 2013. “New Report Shows How Walmart Forces Its Employees to Live on the Dole” U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. 2013. “The Low-Wage Drag on our Economy: Wal-Mart’s Low Wages and Their Effect on Taxpayers and Economic Growth” Mattera, Philip and Anna Purinton. 2004. “Shopping for Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth (PDF)” Good Jobs First. For much more on Walmart …

Feb 28 – Inequality for All Watch Party – SOLD OUT!

Join the Point Loma Democrats as we watch Robert Reich’s award-winning film “Inequality for All” There are Watch Parties happening in communities across America, most on Thursday, but ours is on Friday the 28th. Please bring a snack or drink to share. When Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm Where Peinado residence 1314 Trieste Dr San Diego, CA 92107 RSVP here. Places are limited, so RSVP is required. Sorry 😢 SOLD OUT!  

Oct 27 – Mad as Hell about the Government Shutdown?

Come See the Robert Reich Lecture When Sunday October 27 2:00 pm Where Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library & Performing Arts Center Congress has taken our government hostage, shut down the economy, cut life-saving programs that endanger us all — especially the poor — and thrown hundreds of thousands of workers out of their jobs. And the disinformation campaign is stunning! Come hear the truth about our economy, income inequality and more from the master Robert Reich, foremost expert on economics, best-selling author, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, and now Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. OFA invited Professor Reich to speak in San Diego last July. Now we invite you to see his informative and entertaining lecture, mix and mingle with like-minded San Diegans, enjoy refreshments and great conversation. Get the details and RSVP here You’re invited to an informative and entertaining video of the Robert Reich lecture sponsored by Organizing for Action North County.  Related articles Why Robert Reich cares so passionately about economic inequality (pbs.org) Robert Reich: Their Real Goal: …

Sep 26 – Inequality For All, Free Screening

Hillcrest Cinemas, 3965 5th Avenue (Map) San Diego, CA 92103 Thursday, September 26th, 7:00 PM Please sign up for this gathering right away! In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. He distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality — currently at historic highs — and and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on our economy but our democracy itself. Related articles Must-See Movie, “Inequality for All” with Robert Reich, Opens Sept. 27 (huffingtonpost.com) Photo Gallery: ‘Inequality For All’ with Robert Reich and Director Jacob Kornbluth (kcet.org) Robert Reich asks Bill Moyers: ‘When do you reach a point where inequality is simply too much?’ (rawstory.com)

Excellent Article on the United States Economy

Stiglitz’ article on economic inequality in the United States connects the dots in a simple, understandable way. I consider it a must read for anyone interested in understanding why our economy is stagnating. Vera Moldt Inequality Is Holding Back the Recovery. By Joseph E. Stiglitz Related articles Paul Krugman: Inequality and Recovery (nytimes.com) Inequality: Krugman vs. Stiglitz (benjaminstudebaker.com) Obama Puts the Middle Class First (Surprise: So Do Economists) (theatlantic.com)