Monthly Archives: October 2020

Month: October 2020 Enact policies to cut income inequality

first_imgThe impact of U.S. tax policy over the past several decades suggests that any version of the Republican tax reform plan will ultimately result in benefits to the wealthiest Americans at the expense of less-fortunate Americans. Consider the following facts regarding recent historical trends in income inequality, wealth concentration and poverty levels. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Congressional Budget Office data show that income inequality in America has increased steadily over the past four decades. During this time span, income gains by the top 1 percent of Americans have been about five times greater than the income gains of the remaining 99 percent. Moreover, during this period, wealth concentration for the top 1 percent has risen from 25 percent to 39 percent of the country’s total wealth.Our status in the context of economic equity on the international level is a reason for embarrassment. A report by the World Economic Forum ranked the United States 23rd out of 30 developed nations in terms of economic equity, a reflection of our high levels of income inequality and wealth  concentration. Over the past two decades, the number of Americans living in poverty has increased from about 36 million to about 41 million. An analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) showed that our poverty rate placed us among developed nations with the highest poverty rates such as Turkey and Mexico. Moreover, a recent UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report ranked the United States 36th out 41 developed countries regarding childhood poverty and wellbeing. We are a country of enormous wealth and resources, and if we truly desire to “make America great again,” we should enact policies to reduce income inequality, wealth concentration, and poverty levels.Don SteinerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Month: October 2020 The best end of the wedge

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Month: October 2020 For the Greater good

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Month: October 2020 Croydon: Stanhope enters Gateway turmoil

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Month: October 2020 Pick ‘n’ mix

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Month: October 2020 St Modwen profits swell

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Month: October 2020 Houses of correction

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Month: October 2020 Victoria Go (south) west

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Month: October 2020 Pole position

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Month: October 2020 PREMIUMKampungs join pioneering program to make Jakarta waste-free

first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here In a city with an ingrained littering habit, urging people to bring their own shopping bags or basket for shopping will raise brows.But the residents of Kampung Muka in Ancol, North Jakarta, are familiar with such calls, which have motivated them to spread the habit. One such resident is Maonah, 47.Speaking at a sharing session on Saturday at the unfinished community unit (RW) 04 office, Maonah said that she always brought her own basket with her when shopping for vegetables and other daily necessities from street vendors.“At first, my neighbors thought the practice odd. But as time passed, they started to see it positively,” she told The Jakarta Post on Sept. 15.Maonah added that she also saved money, since it helped her to stop buying packaged products.“When I caught a cold, I made a cup o… Forgot Password ? Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook WasteManagement household-consumption waste-reduction recyclelast_img read more

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