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Election 2012: Presidential Candidate Chart

We urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not simply party affiliation or mere self-interest. - Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Read more

Measure More than GDP!

Jul 11, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

What if we cared enough about our wellness as people to run statistics about it on a ticker in Times Square? In the Philippines, governors compete for prestige by reporting on and their economic accomplishments, but also their people's rank according to  the United Nations' Human Development Index. Government in the US, however, doesn't officially use this data, instead focusing on stock prices and the GDP to tell us something about the success of our country.

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Your Federal Taxpayer Receipt

Jul 07, 2011 | By Page May

Understand how and where your tax dollars are being spent. 

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The Spirit Level

Jun 30, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

Many of us at NETWORK were intrigued by The Spirit Level – Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, the book that shows why a less-equal society is bad for everyone.

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Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty

Jun 10, 2011 | By Page May

Article: There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists.

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How Did We Get Here?

Jun 02, 2011 | By Page May

We know there is a wealth gap, but how did it come to be? Is it natural? Inevitable?

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This is Not Class Warfare!

Jun 01, 2011 | By Page May

The Mind the Gap! campaign is born out of our belief that wealth inequality reduces everyone’s quality of life, divides our communities, and threatens our democracy—In other words, this issue affects everyone negatively!

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Video #4- The Income Gap

May 20, 2011 | By Page May

From 1979 to 2007, the average, after-tax, inflation-adjusted income of middle-class households increased 25%; for the top 1%, it rose 281%.i
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Video #3- Why You Should Mind the Gap!

May 16, 2011 | By Page May

"We’ve talked about what wealth is literally, but wealth is much more than just the amount of money you have left over after you’ve paid your bills. It’s relative. It’s social. It’s abstract. It’s political. Point is, wealth is much much bigger than just what you own minus what you owe. Wealth is power."

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