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Sunbeams

When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m beginning to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.

Russell Brand

April 2019
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Fever

I lie on the couch in the living room and feel a deep sense of shame, because I’ve increased our debt by getting sick.

By Doug Crandell November 2018
The Dog-Eared Page

Capitalism And The Wage System

The modern growth of monopolies in the shape of trusts, cartels, federations of employers and so on has greatly increased the power of the capitalist to levy toll on the community. This tendency will not cease of itself, but only through definite action on the part of those who do not profit by the capitalist regime.

By Bertrand Russell November 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

November 2018

Featuring Barbara Ehrenreich, Studs Terkel, David Budbill, and more.

November 2018
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

What Little She Had

It is one thing to be bad with money when you have it, and quite another to be bad with it when you don’t. My mother gave away what little she had, mostly because she had been taught that every poor person she met was the Lord in disguise, testing her love.

By Doug Crandell October 2018
The Sun Interview

An Embarrassment Of Riches

Les Leopold On Forty Years Of Runaway Inequality

Our economy does not work for all of us. It works for a small handful of elites who are extracting as much wealth from it as they can.

By Tracy Frisch May 2018
The Dog-Eared Page

Calling Him Back From Layoff

I called a man today. After he said
hello and I said hello came a pause

By Bob Hicok May 2018
Readers Write

Being Broke

The kindness of strangers, the vicissitudes of life, the merry-go-round at the mall

By Our Readers May 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

May 2018

Featuring Richard Wolff, Anuradha Mittal, Ai-jen Poo, and more.

May 2018
Quotations

Sunbeams

This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrasts. Those who receive the rewards are totally separate from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.

Spock, Star Trek

May 2018