In January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Fifty years later, we’re seeing a war on the poor—and the middle class. Poverty is returning to levels seen a half-century ago, with no end in sight.
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"We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules." – Robert Reich
We need to approach the problem of widening income inequality from 6 different directions. The trick is to understand how they all fit together while choosing manageable actions that make sense to who you are. We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs. To get started, tell us who you are or select an issue that matters to you below.
Help turn the jobs we have into ones that will boost the economy, not bust it. Ensure full-time jobs have wages and benefits for people to afford basics.Show me How
Don’t let big employers take away the fundamental right of people to stick together to speak up for themselves at work; public policy should support workers who choose to form a union.Show me How
Ensure everyone has access to a great education spanning from early childhood to post-secondary.Show me How
Ensure the financial sector is working honestly and accountably to prevent it from taking over our economy.Show me How
Ensure everyone is contributing their fair share; reverse the “great tax shift” – tax policies that shifted taxes from rich individuals and corporations to the rest of us.Show me How
Overturn Citizens United so that corporations can’t spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns, and in return affect public policy and spending priorities.Show me How
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Robert Reich is a best-selling author of thirteen books, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, and a foremost expert on economics.
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