Classism in the News

Links We Think Are Really Important:

What creates our value to each other? by Class Action trainer Alan Preston, October 2, 2014.

Check out Pamela Haines’ blog, “Living in This World.” She writes about the American Dream, labor, reaching across barriers, and lots of other great stuff, September 9, 2014.

Black Kids Don’t Have to be College-Bound for their Deaths to be Tragic, August 12, 2014

Federal Agency Targets People of Color in Drug Sting Operations, August 1, 2014

Robert Reich: Just Imagine If People Were Paid What Their Work Is Really Worth to Society, August 4, 2014

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White Women and Drugs, June 24, 2014

What Happens When A Prep School’s Black Student President Mocks Her White Male Classmates, June 30, 2014

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One Quarter of America Lives in a High-Poverty Neighborhood, July 1, 2014

Reading Class in Orange is the New Black, June 14, 2014

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The ‘Politics of Envy’ Myth, March 14, 2014

Genetic Segregation?, February 2014

I, Welfare Bum, June 6, 2014

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Lower-income residents barred from their building’s gym, February 24, 2014

Sorority Leaders Boycott Rush due to Classism, January 13, 2014

Student gets scolded for buying lunch for homeless man, January 10, 2014

TED talk video: Does wealth make you mean?, December 23, 2013

Rich give to charities that benefit the rich, December 23, 2013

Your Assumptions About Welfare Recipients Are Wrong, December 18, 2013

7 Homeless Die in the Wealthiest Area of the Country, December 18, 2013

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I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System, December 17. 2013

American way of hiring makes unemployment worse, December 13, 2013

“Human trash” says start-up CEO, December 11, 2013

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Greg Gopman, CEO of AngelHack

Classism Keeps the Poor Jobless, December 11, 2013

The Ethics and Future of Unpaid Arts Internships, December 10, 2013

Concierge Doctors Could Lead to 2 or 3-Tiered Medical System, December 10, 2013

What to do About Bosses Not Paying Up, December 10, 2013

Supporting Black Friday Actions by Walmart Workers, December 10, 2013

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Stop Referring to Food as ‘Crack,’ December 9, 2013

Fleeing to Next Town, Bosses May Find Minimum Wage Rising, December 6, 2013

Reclaim the Promise of Public Education, December 4, 2013

What Jobs With Justice Accomplished on Black Friday, December 2, 2013

Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets, December 1, 2013

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Protest Planned at Walmart in Quincy, Mass, November 29, 2013

Walmart’s Fast Food Drive Controversy, November 20, 2013

Poverty Tourism in South Africa, November 12, 2013

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Opportunity Hoarding and the Glass Floor Problem, Novermber 7, 2013

What is Income Inequality, Anyway? October 31, 2013

The Most Unequal Place in America, October 30, 2013

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons? October 29, 2013

Reaction to Barneys Arrests, Racism and Classism Collide, October 29, 2013

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Kanye West Denounces Louis Vuitton, October 28, 2013

Many Middle-Class Americans Plan to Work Until They Die, October 24, 2013

Poof Goes the Middle Class, October 24, 2013

Another Black Barney’s Shopper Accused Of Credit Card Fraud, October 24, 2013

Shopping While Black Lawsuit, October 24, 2013

Reducing Economic Inequality: It’s About Wealth, Not Jobs, October 21, 2013

The Rich Pay Less to Get Out of Jail, October 20, 2013

Classist Tweet Responses to EBT, October 15, 2013

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Will shutdown end with Social Security cuts? October 14, 2013

EBT problems caused by software issue, unrelated to federal shutdown, October 13, 2013

Colleges try to meet needs of first-generation students, September 30, 2013

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Why the Spread from Lower to Upper Class has Never Been Wider with Gil Gross, September 17, 2013

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Amid slow economic recovery, more Americans identify as ‘lower class’, September 15, 2013

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Food Stamps Recipients Prepare For Automatic Cuts In Three Weeks, October 10, 2013

Low-Income Kids Unable to Attend Preschool due to Government Shutdown, October 3, 2013

Pay $2,000 to Live like a Homeless Man in Seattle, October 3, 2013

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Why unemployed poor don’t work, according to themselves, September 30, 2013

America’s sinking middle class, September 24, 2013

Adjuncts, class and fear, September 24, 2013

Congresswoman Speier on foodstamps, September 22, 2013

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps, September 20, 2013

School reform can be a scam, September 19, 2013

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Who’s behind the attack on worker centers? September 19, 2013

An Adjunct’s Death Becomes a Rallying Cry, September 19, 2013

White South African Family Moves to Slums to Experience Poverty, September 19, 2013

Biggest Income Gap in Almost a Century, September 17, 2013

A Rising Tide Lifts Mostly Yachts, September 17, 2013

Supermarket checkout encounters, September 17, 2013

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Class divides Harvard Business School students, September, 10 2013

Unintended Pregnancies Are Increasingly Concentrated Among Poor Women Who Lack Birth Control Access, September 10, 2013

Percent calling themselves as “lower class” hits 40-year high, September 6, 2013

Bad decisions don’t make you poor. September 5, 2013

‘Ghetto Tracker,’ App That Helps Rich Avoid Poor September 5, 2013

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Santa Barbara Yoga Studio Gives Out Do-Rags at ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ Class September 5, 2013

No, Your Favorite Food Is Not Like Crack September 3, 2013

Redneck Reality TV Fuels Classist Stereotypes August 29, 2013

Palo Alto bans living in cars, August 10, 2013

Paid via Card, Workers Feel Sting of Fees, June 30, 2013

Bringing Invisible Stories to Instagram Followers, June 26, 2013

Here’s What You Won’t See About Domestic Workers on ‘Devious Maids’, June 27, 2013

Supreme Court Stunner: Sometimes Workplace Harassment is OK June 24, 2013

Exploring the Psychology of Wealth, ‘Pernicious’ Effects of Economic Inequality, June 21, 2013

The Incredibly Shrinking Working Class? The View from the “Professional” Bubble, Jun 24, 2013

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action, June 24, 2013

‘Snob Zones’ And A divided America, June 6, 2013

City of Abbotsford dumps manure on homeless campsite, June 5, 2013

New Patterns of Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community, June, 2013

Voices of poor women who survived sex trafficking, May 30, 2013

They’re coming after unemployment benefits, May 14, 2013

What class are you? Interactive British quiz, April 3, 2013

Great Gatsby got class anxiety right, May 15, 2013

Banned TED talk on job creator myth, May 11, 2013

Class influences where even valedictorians go to college, May 2, 2013

Colleges funnel aid to rich applicants, May 8, 2013

Queer Liberation is Class Struggle, January 8, 2010

Optical illusion is a metaphor for capitalism, May 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility is Sometimes a Sham

Study: Low-income Students get Less Merit Aid than Wealthier Classmates, May 9, 2013

Racial Wealth Divide: Why Housing Matters [Infographic], May 8, 2013

Meet the New Middle Class: Who They Are, What They Want, and What They Fear, Apr 25, 2013

Unions Work better than College to Increase Good jobs, Apr 2013

Working for free school lunch?, Apr 29, 2013

Lucky: Whiteness softens cancer and poverty, Apr 27, 2013

Congress Ignores the Poor … Again, Apr 26, 2013

Marketplace Story on Prom Spending quotes Barb Jensen, Apr 26, 2013

Former Burger King worker on Chicago strike, Apr 24, 2013

Will we forget West, Texas?, Apr 23, 2013

People of Color and Those Living on Low Incomes Bearing the Brunt of Climate-change Impacts , Apr 23, 2013

Students hold ‘homeless-themed’ party, Apr 22, 2013

How Being Poor in America Shaped Every Part of My Life and Forced Me to Live on the Streets (Hard Times, USA), Apr 17, 2013

An Interactive Subway Ride through NYC Inequality

Capitalism Always Makes the Victims into the Criminals, Apr 14, 2013

Academia’s Indentured Servants, Apr 12, 2013

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage, Apr 11, 2013

Making money off disaster, Apr 4, 2013

Stuck young Americans, Apr 4, 2013

Kale as a classed taste, Apr 4, 2013

British Class Quiz: ‘The Wire’ Version, Apr 4, 2013

College Fees are a Growing Burden, Mar 31, 2013

The Lincoln Myth: Social Mobility in America

Why Rich People Hate Talking about Inequality, Mar 29, 2013

Social Class at Harvard: The Elephant Under the Carpet, Mar 28, 2013

Bad Credit keeps Workers Out of Jobs

Incomes of bottom 90 percent grew $59 in 40 years, Mar 25, 2013

40-year Income Growth only $59, Mar 25, 2013

Karl Marx’s Revenge: How Class Struggle Is Shaping the World Mar 25, 2013

Ugly Extremes of Inequality, Mar 24, 2013

Call It What It Is: Class War, Mar 22, 2013

Video: Indigenous ideas of Enoughness, Mar 15, 2013

Millionaires, stop lecturing us on living with less!, Mar 11, 2013

Museums and White Privilege, Mar 6, 2013

Video: Extent of US Wealth Inequality, Mar 2, 2013

Pushing for Fair Public Transit, Jan/Feb 2013

Video: Study shows Wealth Gap Between Whites and Blacks is Tripled, Feb 27, 2013

University’s Football Stadium Sold to Nation’s Largest Operator of Private Prisons, Feb 27, 2013

Douthat: Poverty’s not that bad, Feb 26, 2013

Why Workers Should be Wary of Corporate Wellness, Feb 26, 2013

Just in time for the Oscars: Hollywood & Its Workers, Feb 24, 2013

What happens to the 99 Percenters?, Feb 23, 2013

Video: What does the Sequestration Mean for the Poor, Unemployed and Children?, Feb 21, 2013

A New Initiative To Alleviate College Loan Debt, Feb 21, 2013

Billionaire Who is Driving the Sequester Cuts, Feb 21, 2013

Wage Theft Epidemic, Feb 20, 2013

Sequester 101, Feb 20, 2013

Capital Gains Tax Cuts = Biggest Contributor to Income Inequality, Feb 20, 2013

Excuses, Excuses of the Wealthy, Feb 19, 2013

Sequester Would Cost Jobs, Feb 19, 2013

Obamacare Brings More Bad Jobs, Feb 18, 2013

9 Facts and Figures of Half of the US Population’s Economic Status, Feb 18, 2013

Income Inequality driving Residential Segregation?, Feb 16, 2013

1 Percent Captured 121 Percent Gains, Feb 12, 2013

Class Politics of Superhero Comics?, Feb 12, 2013

Breaking a taboo: Revealing how much you pay for college, Feb 11, 2013

Shocking ways America punishes Homeless, Feb 9, 2013

Income Inequality is Much More Worse than You Think, Feb 7, 2013

‘Americans are sicker & die younger than people in other wealthy nations.’, Feb 4, 2013

America’s economic injustice ongoing series: Hard Times USA, Feb 4, 2013

Poor Parents treated like Criminals in America, Feb 3, 2013

2 Years in Jail for Sitting on a Milk Crate, Feb 2, 2013

What movement did Obama’s speech miss?, Jan 23, 2013

Unions: Act first, Vote later, Jan 23, 2013

Class Relations from the PBS hit ‘Downton Abbey’, Jan 22, 2013

Aesop’s fable Reinforces Classism, Jan 14, 2013

National Working-Class Student Union, Dec 18, 2012

Conservative Agenda behind Right-to-Work in Michigan, Dec 18, 2012

Race, Class, Violence and Denial: Mass Murder and the Pathologies of Privilege, Dec 17, 2012

We are all Newtown, Dec 17, 2012

The Inequality Crisis in 16 Charts, Dec 12, 2012

Why Discuss Class & Philanthropy?, Dec 7, 2012

How thick is your Class Bubble?, Dec 5, 2012

Not so Sweet Charity, Dec 4, 2012

Who’s responsible for the fire that killed 112 garment workers?, Dec 2, 2012

Poverty Changes who You Are, Nov 28, 2012

Restoring Traditional America, Nov 26, 2012

What is Next for Wal-mart Workers?, Nov 26, 2012

Class Wars of 2012, Nov 29, 2012

When Domestic Workers Suffer, the Economy Suffers, Nov 28, 2012

Shocking video: Who Good Samaritans help and don’t help, Nov 25, 2012

30+ Examples of Middle to Upper Class Privilege, Nov 14, 2012

What Economic Class are You?, Nov 7, 2012

Working on Thanksgiving: The New Class Divide, Nov 20, 2012

Where is the pathway to good jobs?, Nov 7,2012

Am I Over-thinking Having a baby, Nov 6,2012

Food as New High Art, Oct 26, 2012

 Independent School has honest conversation, with Class Action’s help, Fall 2012

Seeing Through the Privilege Haze, Oct 25, 2012

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Friend Confirms Horrible Rich People Stereotypes In Awful Wedding Video, Oct 25, 2012


A Startling Gap between Us and Them in ‘Plutocrats,’ Oct 15, 2012

Self Care? The Movement Against Self Care, Oct 15, 2012

Inequality Report Card, Oct 15, 2012

The Self Destruction of the 1%, Oct 13, 2012

Advice for the Next President, Oct 10, 2012

‘By my Lights’ and ‘Studies have Shown’, Sept 24, 2012

Chicago Teacher’s Strike: Lesson’s Learned , Sept 19, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Environmental Movement on Race and Class, Sept 19, 2012

What’s Wrong with Honey Boo Boo, Fall 2012

If it’s slow, send home the CEO, Sept 2, 2012

 

How are non-college youth doing?

How does the US stack up on inequality?

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Series of columns on class by George Lakey:   

Training Outside the Class Bubble, October 16, 2012

Middle-class confusion about class war

How does class matter?

Coming out as a working-class man

Class Tunnel Vision

What Activists can Learn from Romney’s 47%

Riddles of Working Class Politicians

Politicians Class Talk

Opening Ourselves to the Realities of Class

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The lost decade of the middle class

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     Never Hungry: Food, Class & Passing

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Is Marriage Becoming a Marker of Class?

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Why are working people invisible in the mainstream media?

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Different classes, same classroom

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Gourmet food at sleepaway camp

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OECD says US too unequal by Tami Luhby, 6/27/12

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In suburban America, middle class begins to confront poverty by Izhar Harpaz, 6/26/12

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Zombies=poor, vampires=elite by Carlo Rotella, 6/22/12

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Does Social Class Discrimination Affect Teenage Health? by Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell, 6/22/12

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The Whiteness of Working-Class Studies by Working Class Perspectives, 6/4/12

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The Classist Side of Mayor Bloomberg’s War on Soda by Jen Doll, 5/31/12

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Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is by John Scalzi, 5/15/2012

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The White Working Class Was Bamboozled by David A Love, JD, 5/17/12

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Should Working -Class People Get B.A.’s and Ph.D.’s? by Briallen Hopper and Johanna Hopper, 3/29/12

 

 

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Economic Security Database by Wider Opportunities for Women, 3/29/12

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Better wages, not more diplomas by The Center for Working-Class Studies, 3/26/12

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Media Images of Working Class by Media Awareness Network, 3/15/12

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Huge Student Debts  by Andrew Martin and Ron Lieber, 3/5/12

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Sci-Fi and Social Class by Gina Barrett Putt, 3/5/2012

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Lies and Cheating of the Upper Class by Ian Sample, 2/28/12

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The rhetoric of Luck Among The 99 percent by Celia Emmelhainz, 2/21/12

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Political Delusions About “The Working Class” by The Center For Working Class Studies, 2/20/12

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The Super Bowl of Anti-Worker Legislation  by Hary Targ, 2/11/12

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What Safety Net, Mitt? by Steven Cohen, 2/6/12

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Gold Medal Sell Out: HRC Honors Goldman Sachs by Andrew Beaver, 2/6/12

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An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help by Association of Black Women Historians, 2/2/12

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Class Terms That Disappeared From The Media by Jay Livingston, 1/27/12

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The 99%: “There’s Always Money in The Banana Stand” by Gretchen Sisson, 1/13/12

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Dispatches from the Poorest City in America  by James Rhodes, University of Manchester, 1/2/12

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America’s Middle Class is Dangling Without a Safety Net by Amy Dean, 1/11/12

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Why Teach For America Is Not Welcome In My Classroom by Mark Naison, 1/18/11

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 A press just for poor people’s voices by Tony Robles, 1/23/12 _____________________________________________________________________

The History of Fat Cat Icons by The Center for Working-Class Studies, 1/23/12

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Concepts, Real Life & the Working Class by The Center for Working -Class Studies, 1/30/12

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Complicating White Privilege: Class, Race, and Images of Wilma by Paul C. Gorski, 12/30/11

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Traitors To Their Class by Marjorie Pritchard, 12/20/11

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Can Sitcoms Make It Funny To Be Broke? by Gretchen Sisson, 12/14/11

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4 RESPONSES TO GENE MARKS’ FORBES ARTICLE “IF I WERE A POOR BLACK KID”:

If I were The Middle Class White Guy Gene Marks  by Kelly Virella, 12/13/11

If I were Rich White Dude by Jeff Yang, 12/13/11

Forbes’ Gene Marks Needs To Check His Privileges  by Greg Laden, 12/13/11

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The Diversity of the White Working Class by The Center for Working-Class Studies, 12/12/11

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An Open Letter to the 1% by  National Board of Directors, Interfaith Worker Justice

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The 99%: Money Can’t Buy You Class by Gretchen Sisson, 12/5/11

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Cluelessness About Housing & Poor People by Patrick Butler, 12/5/11

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FREE & REDUCED LUNCH KIDS BULLIED FOR BRIGHT ORANGE PASS by Jennifer Kalvinek, 2011

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Is the ‘creative class’ a classist concept? by Mike Targett, 11/25/11

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Big-Box Chains Steal Thanksgiving by Judy Ancel, 11/22/11

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Taxing the Rich by Chuck Collins, 11/15/11

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Occupiers, Tea Partiers, and the Tenth Commandment by Jeff Jacoby , 11/2/11

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How economic inequality harms societies by Richard Wilkinson, 10/2011

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Move Your Money by Move Your Money Project, 2011

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The 1% who stand with the 99% by Prashanth Kamalakanthan, 2011

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The Reign of the One Percenters by  CHRISTOPHER KETCHAM, Nov/Dec/2011

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So Real It Hurts by Guest Contributor, 10/3/11

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Play Moneyball with The Moneychangers by Matt Witt, 10/4/11

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Occupy DC confronts Chamber of Commerce   by Chuck Collins, 10/6/11

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What the Wall Street Protestors Are So Angry About by Nick, 10/11/11

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Are working-class childhoods happier? by The Center for Working Class Studies, 9/12/11

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Shrinking Financial Aid and College Admissions by Steve Roberts, 9/22/11

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On Violence and Class Warfare by Troy Davis, 9/26/11

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We Could Use a Little Class Warfare Right Now by David. A. Love, 2011

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Rally Around the Buffett Rule byChuck Collins, 9/20/11

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Companies Stop Marketing to The Missing Middle Class by Martin Hart -Landsberg, 9/19/11

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CORPORATIONS ADJUSTING TO A SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS by Martin Hart-Landsberg, 9/19/11

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Registering the poor to vote is un-American by Matthew Vadum, 9/1/11

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Republicans want to raise taxes on working class and poor by The New York Times, 8/30/11

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Some companies pay their CEOs more than Uncle Sam by Peter Whoriskey, 8/31/11

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An Appetite for Moral Panics by Sheezelbub, 8/26/11

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We need not just jobs, but jobs that pay by Barbara Ehrenreich, 8/23/11

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PERCEPTIONS OF INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. by Gwen Sharp, 8/18/11

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Stop Coddling the Super-Rich by Warren E. Buffett, 8/14/11

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Why Riots in London? by Mary Riddle, 8/8/11

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 Americans in denial about inequality: PBS video by Tricia Rose, 7/29/11

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Surprise, surprise: Health Insurance makes people feel better by Gina Kolata, 7/7/11

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Why Charity Boards Should Not Be Filled With Rich People by Pablo Eisenberg, 6/13/11

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You Load Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get? by Lee Ballinger, 6/7/11

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Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite by David Leonhardt, 5/24/11

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Right-Wing Hoaxster Smears Labor Educators by Jane Slaughter and Mischa Gaus, 5/6/11

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Poor by John Cheese, 5/27/11

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The best Tax Day hoax ever! by Traubador33, 4/13/11