Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg says in opening statement that "misguided policies and missed opportunities in transportation can reinforce racial and economic inequality, by dividing or isolating neighborhoods"
The fifth and final episode of my @Policy_Ed video series on standard of living and inequality is now available.
Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, pointed to a “generational opportunity” to create new jobs, fight economic inequality and stem climate change.
As President Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg says he's aiming for “generational opportunity” to create new jobs, fight economic inequality and stem climate change.
Surprise: cut benefits, increase poverty. Sharp rise in inequality over last 4 years (pre-covid), with incomes of bottom fifth falling significantly. [NB health warning: new methodology here & some data issues; but overall picture is plausible given benefit freeze/other cuts]
The 4 richest men in America have now amassed $542 billion in wealth. That's more than the bottom half of all Americans combined. If this doesn't convince you wealth inequality is out of control, I don't know what will.
Many who tweeted about my father today would have hated him 50 years ago. He was for the eradication of poverty and caring for poor people. No human was an alien to him because he believed this is a World House. And he asserted that inequality in healthcare is most inhumane. #MLK
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay , I want to celebrate some of the women and girls who inspire me every day. These women resist inequality, insist on a better world, persist against all odds, and enlist others in our shared fights.
It's over. Not one word about economic inequality, climate change, Citizens United or student debt. That's why the Rs are so out of touch.