Inequality denial persists “for pretty much the same reasons that climate change denial persists: there are powerful groups with a strong interest in rejecting the facts, or at least creating a fog of doubt.” (The New York Times)

Seven writers, editors, and thinkers discuss how class divides Americans today and what we can do to fix America’s inequality problem. (Guernica)

How a cross-the-board wage hike at large retailers would help close the gender wage gap and lift the poorest workers out of poverty—with trickle-up benefits for the whole labor force. (The Nation)

What happens when low-wage workers start earning a living wage? (Gothamist)

A look at the right to resist around the globe. (The Atlantic)

Explaining why so many protest movements fail, with help from The Hunger Games. (The New Republic)

Thanks to its efforts to tackle deforestation, Brazil is the world leader in reducing carbon emissions—and has shown that shows that it’s possible to promote sustainability and grow the economy at the same time. (National Geographic)

Why a successful education reform movement must be a diverse one. (PostEverything)

The results of a 30-year study show that a child’s fate is essentially fixed by how well off her parents were when she was born. (Mother Jones)

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