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A Historical Reckoning: Oxford Study Challenges Israel’s Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

    A Historical Reckoning: Oxford Study Challenges Israel’s Claims Concerning Palestinian Refugees

There needs to be a fundamental change in the way Palestinian refugees are seen, no longer as victims but as people with rights who are entitled to shape their own destiny. This assertion is made in a new study whose importance cannot be overstated. According to international law, Palestinian refugees have a right to return…

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Fed Study on Household Wealth Reveals Troubling Trends in American Inequality

    Fed Study on Household Wealth Reveals Troubling Trends in American Inequality

Millionaires and billionaires hold a remarkable 79.2 percent of the United States’ household wealth. That is according to a newly released triennial study into consumer and household finances from the Federal Reserve. The report paints a picture of an unequal America, where a small minority of the rich control the vast majority of household wealth. 11.9…

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Top 1% Responsible for Double the Carbon Emissions of Bottom Half: Oxfam

    Top 1% Responsible for Double the Carbon Emissions of Bottom Half: Oxfam

A new report published today by international charity Oxfam lays bare the massive disparities in carbon dioxide emissions between the world’s wealthy elite and the rest of society. Titled “Confronting Carbon Inequality,” the study found that over the previous 25 years, the globe’s richest one percent are responsible for 15 percent of all carbon emissions — more…

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According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines

    According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines

The world’s wealthiest nations have already quietly bought up more than half of the potential future supply of the most promising COVID-19 vaccine doses, leaving little for anyone else. International charity Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, currently under clinical trials, and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into research, securing 51…

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Study: Billionaires That Donated to Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge Now Richer Than Ever

  Study: Billionaires That Donated to Gates-Buffet Giving Pledge Now Richer Than Ever

A study released by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) through its Program on Inequality and the Common Good, titled “Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy” examines the reality behind the ostensible charitableness of the billionaire donor class and the disturbing trend of charitable organizations and foundations relying more and more…

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Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

  Partisan Media Coverage of Epstein Masks His Links to Both Sides of the Political Establishment

The Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to rumble on. Earlier this month, the deceased sexual predator’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested and charged with luring and grooming children into his sex ring. Epstein, who died in prison in suspicious circumstances last August, was connected to huge swaths of the global elite, counting billionaire business owners,…

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Study: COVID-19 Exacerbating America’s Massive Wealth Inequality and Racial Divide

  Study: COVID-19 Exacerbating America’s Massive Wealth Inequality and Racial Divide

The United States continues to lift emergency COVID-19 restrictions, even as infection rates continue to climb in many states. June 18 and 19 saw over 33,000 new cases each, among the highest daily totals since the pandemic began. Economically, the pressure for tens of millions has not been lifted at all and new data from…

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Study: Coronavirus Has a Been a Massive Boon for America’s Billionaires

  Study: Coronavirus Has a Been a Massive Boon for America’s Billionaires

America’s billionaires have seen their wealth increase by 12.5 percent during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, released a study Thursday showing that, in the eight weeks between March 18 and May 14, the country’s super wealthy have added a further $368.8 billion to their already…

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Study: Coronavirus Has Been a Massive Boon for America’s Billionaires

  Study: Coronavirus Has Been a Massive Boon for America’s Billionaires

America’s billionaires have seen their wealth increase by 12.5 percent during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, released a study Thursday showing that, in the eight weeks between March 18 and May 14, the country’s super wealthy have added a further $368.8 billion to their already…

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America’s Super-Rich See Their Wealth Rise by $282 Billion in Three Weeks of Pandemic

  America’s Super-Rich See Their Wealth Rise by $282 Billion in Three Weeks of Pandemic

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies found that, while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion in just 23 days. This is despite the fact that the economy is expected to contract by 40 percent this quarter. The…

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