Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tag: 1 percent

Oxfam reports richest 1 percent responsible for more carbon emissions than...

The report titled, “Climate Equality: A Planet for the 99%,” shows the large gap between the carbon footprint of the richest 1 percent and the rest of the people across the world.

Americans have been bilked out of billions during the pandemic from...

Unless America addresses runaway income inequality and begins protecting the most vulnerable in society, the next pandemic will hit the nation even harder.

Eight ways the Trump-GOP tax cuts have made the rich richer...

In the two years since Congress passed the Republican tax law, the richest 1 percent have been the big winners.

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019:...

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

Bloomberg for president? God no!

Will Bloomberg buy his way to the top or even to a brokered convention where he could buy the support of the Super Delegates?

Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor....

“The Opportunity Zone program has been troubled from the start.”

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.

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Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Majority of Americans favor federal action to relieve medical debt amid rising healthcare costs:...

New poll reveals strong support for medical debt relief across the U.S., highlighting a significant burden on millions of Americans and sparking renewed calls for legislative action.

Sanders demands immediate halt to US offensive military aid to Israel amid Netanyahu’s complaints

Sanders emphasized the need to reassess U.S. military support in light of Israel's actions in Gaza and the West Bank, highlighting the humanitarian crisis and the urgent need for peace.

Renewable energy storage system to provide energy to Californians during peak demand periods

The Nova Battery Bank will help California manage peak electricity demand more efficiently by storing excess energy generated during periods of low demand and then releasing it during peak demand times.

UN rights chief raises alarm over unlawful killings by Israeli forces in West Bank

UN's Volker Türk reports dramatic deterioration in West Bank, highlights serious concerns of unlawful killings.