J&A Fall Workshop|
October 29, 2011
Justice and Advocacy Resource Links
The Bible includes so many texts on economic issues that thousands of relevant commentaries have been written. Gospel examples include Luke 6:20-26 (Beatitudes), or Luke 16:19-31 (Rich Man and Lazarus), Luke 12:13-21 (Rich Landowner), to name just a few.
- Poverty in the 50 years since the Other America in five charts, (Washington Post, 7/11/2012).
- Five Facts About Richest Americans, (yahoo.com, 10/11/2011).
- Rise of the Super-Rich Hits a Sobering Wall, (New York Times, August 20, 2010). Comparison or income of U.S. rich and poor
- Top One Percent of Americans Reaped Two-Thirds of Income Gains in Last Economic Expansion, by Avi Feller and Chad Stone
(September 9, 2009; Center on Budget & Policy Priorities).
- Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled In Last Three Decades, by Arloc Sherman and Chad Stone [PDF Version]
(June 25, 2010; Center on Budget & Policy Priorities).
- Our Banana Republic, by Nicholas D. Kristof (New York Times, Nov. 6, 2010)
1% of Americans now take home 24% of income.
- Dollars & Sense has many articles on economic issues and inequality.
See, for example,
- America's New Gilded Age, by Dave Cohen (Oct. 25, 2010)
with charts of U.S. wealth distribution.
- The Equality Trust (UK) - Publications, multimedia, and other resources that document the effects of inequality, and supplement the book:
- United for a Fair Economy has many resources for popular education on economic issues and inequality. UFE also offers training sessions for people who want to be able to lead workshops on economic issues. For example:
- Wealth for the Common Good and the The Agenda Project are co-sponsors of the Patriotic Millionaires Campaign, to increase millionaire tax rates.
- Wealth, Income, and Power, by G. William Domhoff. Discussion of U.S. wealth and income disparity, with many charts and tables.
- 50 Richest Members of Congress - with assets of $6 million or more
- Under Attack: Pennsylvania's Middle Class and the Jobs Crisis, from DEMOS and the Keystone Research Center (July 2011).
- Sustained, High Joblessness Causes Lasting Damage to Wages, Benefits, Income, and Wealth, by Heidi Shierholz and Lawrence Mishel (Economic Policy Institute, August 2011)
- Household Income Inequality 1979 to 2007, (Congressional Budget Office, Oct. 25, 2011).
Between 1979 and 2007, the top 1% of American households with the highest incomes have seen their incomes grow by an average of 275%.
- Can the Middel Class Be Saved?, by Don Peck (the Atlantic, Sept. 2011).
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