The Other America: MLK on Inequality and Race

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day. In honor of his lifelong commitment to racial justice, I read through his “Other America” speech. He gave this in 1967, at Stanford University, as he shifted his focus from Negro rights to his Poor People’s Campaign demanding better pay and affordable housing. We can call it his “Other Speech”, night…

The Health Costs of Inequality

The word is out–according to economists from Standard & Poor, the stalled economic recovery in America after the Great Recession could be due to our staggering income inequality. The rich get richer, and they already have everything they need, so they do not buy any additional goods and services, but instead put their money into…