Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: billionaires

New research shows ‘pandemic profits’ of billionaires could fully fund $3,000...

“America’s billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches.”

American billionaires’ net worth up $931 billion since start of COVID-19...

The total collective wealth of American billionaires is "nearly double the $2.1 trillion in total wealth held by the bottom half of the population, or 165 million Americans."

Billionaire collective fortunate grows, while rest of America struggles during pandemic

“The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."

‘Disturbing milestone’: Just 12 US billionaires now own more than $1...

“This is simply too much economic and political power in the hands of twelve people.”

Profiteering off the pandemic

Big corporations and major investors are doing fine. Billionaires are doing better than ever. But most Americans are sinking fast.

U.S. billionaire wealth surges as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

As percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.

Blaming ‘flawed and sexist’ capitalist system, Oxfam report finds 2,153 billionaires...

“Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist.”

‘Ten year challenge’ for 400 wealthiest Americans shows fortunes doubled since...

"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this."

The crass warfare of billionaires against Sanders and Warren

The fight happening now for the Democratic presidential nomination largely amounts to class warfare.

Billionaires are a sign of economic failure

he New York Times published an editorial comment on its front page in January 2019, provocatively entitled “abolish billionaires.” The editorial raised a serious question: what...

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Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”