Growing divide

11 Ways the Federal Government Contributed to the Racial Wealth Divide

— Shannon M.
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Black History Month may have come to an end, but the fight against racial injustice is hardly over. In order to close the racial economic divide, we must first take an honest look at the policies and practices that created and perpetuate racial disparities. Here are 11 ways federal government giveaways gave an economic headstart to white people while excluding people of color.

Uprooting Inequality and Its Ideological Underpinnings

— Brian Miller
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In the past few months, we’ve heard more than ever about economic inequality. This increased awareness is a breath of fresh air, but it’s not enough by itself. We can’t just point out the existence of inequality. We must uproot the ideological underpinnings that support it.

The Self-Made Myth

— Shannon M.

The Self-Made Myth: And The Truth About How Government Helps Businesses and Individuals Succeed exposes the false claim that business success is the result of heroic individual effort with little or no outside help. Brian Miller and Mike Lapham bust the myth and present profiles of business leaders who recognize the public investments and supports that made their success possible—including Warren Buffett, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s, New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan, and others. Currently available for pre-order; to be released in March 2012.

Warren Buffett's Secretary Revealed!

— Maz
The woman who is paid for working not just rich of off investments

After so many years as a nameless, faceless talking point in support of higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires, the country's most famous secretary has emerged—in momentous fashion at that.

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