Politics of Poverty
Writers. Actors. Hotel workers. And soon, most likely, Teamsters. It’s the summer of strikes, when hundreds of thousands of unionized workers are flexing their muscle of collective action. Why is this erupting with flash and heat in such a brutal summer?
Dr. King promoted a vision of economic justice and equality where all people could work with dignity to support themselves and their families. Fifty years after his death, persistent economic inequality—particularly along racial lines—makes clear that there is much more work to be done to achieve King’s vision.
Billionaires don’t pay their fair share in taxes. There is no justification for it. We must tax them now to invest in our families and a green economy.