This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati points out that the Internet didn’t have to be an engine of inequality and Sarah Anderson compares those huge bonuses Wall Street reels in with yearly pay for the minimum-wage workforce.

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  1. Wall Street Bonuses vs the Minimum Wage / Sarah Anderson
    Raising the minimum wage would give our economy much more bang for the buck than we get from the financial industry’s yearly windfalls.
  2. Striking for the Public University / Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
    Once hailed as the “Great Equalizer,” public higher education today has arguably become a driver of inequality.
  3. Rebuilding the American Dream, One Insurance Policy at a Time / John Stoehr
    Republicans can’t get their act together enough to replace the Affordable Care Act, much less repeal it — but that’s not stopping the party’s staunch opposition.
  4. A Silver Anniversary for the World Wide Web / Sam Pizzigati
    Do we have to celebrate Internet billionaires, too?
  5. Cry a River over California’s Drought / Jill Richardson
    With so much of the nation’s food supply concentrated in the “Shake and Bake” state, its good weather is bad news for us all.
  6. The Corporate Land of Oz / Jim Hightower
    The perfect world for corporations wouldn’t be complete without a dose of factual manipulation.
  7. The Rigged Housing Market / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    The homeownership rate is declining while rents rise and hedge funds snap up thousands of foreclosed homes.
  8. Wall Street Charges Ahead / Khalil Bendib

    Wall Street Charges Ahead, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Wall Street Charges Ahead, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco