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  • Tackling Inequality With Politics

    Tackling Inequality With Politics

    By Joseph M. Schwartz, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Nearly 40 years of bipartisan policies of the "4 Ds" of neoliberalism - deregulation, decrease in union strength, defunding of public goods and decreases in taxes on the rich and corporations - have produced inequalities in income and wealth that rival those of the Gilded Age. The main task for the left over the next period is to build social movements capable of altering these policies. In our organizing, we must show that inequality is not foreordained. 

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  • Interview: Corporatization of Universities Leads to Increased Academic Career Bias

    Interview: Corporatization of Universities Leads to Increased Academic Career Bias

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    Angela P. Harris speaks with Truthout about a new anthology she coedited, Presumed Incompetent, in which 30 academics describe how universities balk at bestowing tenure on professors who are not white, straight, from the upper classes or otherwise "members of the club." 

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