The sexist origins of temp work: "The temp agencies’ strategy was clever and successful because it exploited the era’s cultural ambivalence about white, middle-class women working outside the home. . . Protected by the era’s gender biases, early temp leaders thus established a new sector of low-wage, unreliable work right under the noses of powerful labor unions."
“We have words for racism and sexism, but wealth discrimination isn’t fully recognized. It is a bias in favor of the wealthy and against labor, the environment, and the community. Concern for the public good must become the animating force of our economic order.” - Marjorie Kelly, journalist, corporate reformer | Portrait: Robert Shetterly
"The Widening Gap Between Richer and Poorer Countries, 1800 to 2009" [click on this image for a closer examination of the experience of poverty with a short video and analysis]
Average Income Per Family 2008 data includes capital gains. Source: Emmanuel Saez, University of California Berkeley [click on this image to find a clip and analysis of the growing inequality in the United States]