Friday, June 9, 2023

Tag: billionaires

We must not dance, Harry Belafonte understood, to a billionaire beat

This epochal artist helped us see that justice for all requires a just distribution of wealth.

The lesson we need to teach our nation’s rich

We will not let your wealth come at the expense of our children’s future.

The dark side of sports stadiums

When it comes to stadium deals, the only winners are billionaires.

A ‘down’ year for our deepest pockets?

Billionaire fortunes have shriveled a bit over the past year. Billionaire power hasn’t.

The Bane of Anti-readers, thus anti-thinkers in America: Busted billionaires prove...

If you know nothing, you will believe anything – and you will be suckered to do anything.

The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

Just 27 billionaires have spent $90 million to buy GOP Congress:...

"They're counting on that 'small' investment in anti-tax Republicans to save them billions in taxes," said Americans for Tax Fairness, which conducted the analysis.

Do you need luck to get really rich?

A little ruthlessness, Elon reminds us, can go a long way.

Ten ways billionaires avoid taxes on an epic scale

After a year of reporting on the tax machinations of the ultrawealthy, ProPublica spotlights the top tax-avoidance techniques that provide massive benefits to billionaires.

Low-wage employers spent billions inflating CEO pay through stock buybacks

President Biden has the power to crack down on executive excess by imposing new CEO pay and buyback restrictions on federal contractors.

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Clinging bitterly to guns and religion

What will it take to convince Americans to turn their backs on empire and war before it’s too late?

Brazil’s beef industry linked to deforestation in Amazon

800 million trees were cut down in six years due to cattle ranching, which accounts for 80 percent of current deforestation throughout the Amazon.
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‘Enough is enough’: Australian PM throws support behind movement to free Julian Assange

A growing number of politicians are calling on the United States to drop its case against WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen Julian Assange.

When 3 men richer than 165 million people, Sanders says working class must ‘come...

Big-money special interests "want to divide us up," said the independent senator at a living wage rally in South Carolina, "and we are determined to bring working people together."

AI Genie is out of the bottle—UN should take the challenge to make it...

The global community should be comforted knowing that the leadership of the United Nations already knows well what steps are to be taken at this juncture.