Rick Baum

Rick Baum teaches Political Science at City College of San Francisco. He is a member of AFT 2121.

The U.S. Wealth Inequality Virus is Getting Worse

The U.S. Minimum Wage Level is Outrageous 

U.S. Government Economic Statistics Show Endurance of Structural Racism

Wealth of Musk Compared to the Income of Shohei Ohtani and a Tesla Assembly Line Worker-

In 2023: The Ludicrous Amount of Wealth of the U.S. Wealthiest Shot Up

An Update on How the Wealthiest are Doing

Are Democrats the Actual Spoilers that Cost them Victories in Presidential Elections?

The Obscenely Wealthy Have Recently Experienced Obscene Increases in Their Wealth

The U.S. has Made Great Progress at Increasing Economic Inequality

Notes on the National Debt

The Wealthy Took a Hit in 2022, Who Lost the Most?

The Slippery Slope: Jacobin and Downhill Skiing

The Wealth of the U.S. Wealthiest One-Tenth of One Percent       

The World Bank: Promoter of Starvation?

The Wealth of the Wealthiest 1% and Poorest 50% Since Biden Became President

The Pandemic Ushers in Huge Gains in the Ivy League Endowments

2021: Another Year of Success at Increasing Wealth Inequality

Democracy with United States Characteristics

How Exploited Job Insecure Part-Time Faculty Get Screwed at Progressive City College of San Francisco

Tax Consequences of Bezos Donating $100 Million and Musk Selling Stock Worth $5 Billion

Does Roger Stone Read CounterPunch?

The Wealth Inequality Virus Persists

Wealth Inequality Virus Spikes During the Last Days of 2020

The Wealth Inequality Virus is Surging

California’s Proposition 15 Would Reform Prop 13: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sanders’ Inadequate Pandemic Wealth Tax Proposal

The Pandemic and Wealth Inequality

Higher Education, the Pandemic, Capitalism and Power

Simple Solution to California’s Anticipated $54 Billion Budget Deficit

The Likely Democratic Party Candidate for the Senate Opposing McConnell is a Militarist Who is Not Much of an Alternative

When “Moderate” Democrats Lead the Ticket and Win, Down-Ballot Candidates Soon Suffer Losses

Krugman Disses Sanders and Embraces Biden While Distorting the Obama Record

Travel with National Geographic Partners: See the World and Burn a Lot of Fossil Fuel

Most People Pay a Higher Wealth Tax Than the Wealthy

Biden’s Unappealing Fundraising Appeal Letter to My Mother

The Federal Reserve Board’s Recent Figures on the Outrageous Unequal Distribution of Wealth

Gov. Newsom’s Proposal to Pay for Wildfire Claims: Let Utility Ratepayers Pay, Not the Companies

Unions Need to End Pay Inequality Within Their Ranks

What Can We Expect From the Democrat “Alternative” Given Their Record in California?

While Public Education is Being Attacked: An American Federation of Teachers Petition Focuses on Maintaining a Minor Tax Break

The Rich in the U.S. Just Keep On Getting Richer: Time to Party!?

Does the Democratic Party Exploit Employees Doing Phone Fundraising?

San Francisco’s Free College Tuition Program Has Big Flaws

Clintons’ Tax Returns Raise Many Questions

Has Sanders Betrayed His Revolution by Endorsing Jane Kim?

A Far Cry From Revolutionary: Sanders’ Tax Plan Will Reduce Inequality, But Could Go Much Further

During Obama’s Presidency Wealth Inequality has Increased and Poverty Levels are Higher

Is a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Adequate?

Hillary Clinton’s Meager Proposal to Help Holders of Student Debt

California Democrats Starve Public Education