Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: 1 percent

A plaintive plea from America’s rich: Let’s change the subject!

Other candidates, most notably Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, begrudge plenty and have specific proposals for changing the rules that let wealth keep concentrating.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Capitalism hasn’t been working for most people for...

"We haven’t been challenged, to put it in a way. But we are being challenged now, because so many people have done so poorly."

Reaching critical mass on taxing the rich

“Taxing the annual gains generated by wealth closes a host of loopholes, while raising the sort of revenue needed to keep Social Security and Medicare secure for years to come.”

America’s bullies

In recent years America has become a culture of bullying – the wealthier over the poorer, CEOs over workers, those with privilege and pedigree over those without, the whiter over the browner and blacker, men over women.

Does the United States have a ‘strong’ economy?

The bottom line: The economy that America’s rich run is doing quite well for America’s rich.

How to recognize a plutocracy: The dead giveaway

Our latest slam-dunk evidence: the record of the decade since the Wall Street financial crash ushered in the Great Recession.

What just happened? $30 trillion to the richest white Americans since...

These fortunate takers profited mainly from the stock market, which has more than tripled in value since the end of 2008.

Just hours after ordering pay cut for millions of public workers,...

"Trump himself has pocketed millions over the years grifting off of taxpayers, but now he wants to make it harder for workers to get ahead."

As global 1% seize economy’s gains, ‘unprecedented wage stagnation’ for everyone...

"With workers worldwide being left behind, we need to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the few at the top."

Goons in Gucci

The richest, most powerful, most privileged people in our land are intentionally savaging the well-being of America's majority and aggressively suppressing the democratic rights that make America, America.

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

How a trojan horse project to rewrite our constitution could actually happen if Trump...

It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...
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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.