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Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

by Seth Freed Wessler on March 12 2013, 8:48AM

A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Spying, Wealth Gap

The Racial Wealth Gap's Larger Than Ever. Here's How It Will Destroy Us

The Racial Wealth Gap’s Larger Than Ever. Here’s How It Will Destroy Us

by Kai Wright on July 26 2011, 10:58AM

The wealth gap is now larger than it’s been since the Census Bureau began counting it. The foreclosure crisis is part of the reason, but its more symptom than cause for the building catastrophe in the U.S. economy.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap

Want an Equitable Economy? Start Building One Based on Abundance

Want an Equitable Economy? Start Building One Based on Abundance

by Chris Rabb on May 24 2011, 11:01AM

There’s enough wealth to go around, if we create businesses that build shared assets rather than exploit the consumption of many to enrich a few.

Topics: Economy, Wealth Gap

A Swamp of Predatory Lending Drowns Struggling Neighborhoods

A Swamp of Predatory Lending Drowns Struggling Neighborhoods

by Kai Wright on April 11 2011, 9:44AM

A growing number of states are trying to regulate high-cost, small-dollar loans. But the industry, with Wall Street’s backing, is moving fast to evade new rules.

Topics: Economy, Wealth Gap

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

How To Create Crisis: Build An Economy on the Greed of the Rich

by Imara Jones on February 11 2011, 10:18AM

Instability always follows inequality. The technocrats know it, but our leaders still don’t care.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Wealth Gap

Backward Mobility and America's Broken Promises

Backward Mobility and America’s Broken Promises

by Kai Wright on February 10 2011, 9:28AM

The recession is wiping out the jobs, homes, and dreams of the black middle class. There’s a lesson for our whole economy in that fact.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Kai Wright, Wealth Gap