This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati explains how inequality weakens the government’s capacity to ever win the War on Poverty and Bob Lord brings the racial wealth divide into focus. Donald Kaul is still on leave.

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  1. Dr. King’s Nightmare / Bob Lord
    The wealth possessed by our nation’s 400 richest billionaires is equal to the collective net worth of all African-American households.
  2. Making Out Like Bandits / Janine Jackson and Peter Hart
    Why aren’t any big bankers doing time?
  3. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Progressive Promise / Marc Morial
    His inauguration returned the Big Apple to its roots as a leader in the fight against economic inequality.
  4. Why Beating Back Inequality Won’t Be Easy / Sam Pizzigati
    The rich today wield much more power than their counterparts in the War on Poverty days.
  5. Re-Defining the Environment / Jill Richardson
    Even Velveeta is ultimately derived from nature.
  6. Breeding Superbugs / Jim Hightower
    The more we use antibiotics, the less effective they become.
  7. The Clear and Present Danger of Pentagon Contractors / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    The military’s yes-sir culture serves the needs of deep-pocketed and wasteful companies.
  8. Tip of the Iceberg / Khalil Bendib cartoon

    Tip of the Iceberg, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Tip of the Iceberg, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

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