Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: billionaires

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...

Let House scrutiny re-brand Trump: Worst of the worst of crony...

If Trump is not made stand-in for heartless Robber Barons, progressives will have squandered our greatest opportunity to name this era: Trump’s Age of Corruption.

Putting billionaires in their place

Counting up the number of billionaires in a nation can give us a vivid anecdotal sense of how concentrated a nation’s wealth has become.

More billionaire presidential candidates: A bitter pill

The rich determine which bitter pill to shove down the throats of the 99 percent.

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than any other year in...

Meanwhile, 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty and "5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty."

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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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."
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Video: Restrained detainee begs for life as guards kill him

Neville’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against the county of Forsyth and Wellpath, the medical agency that employs the nurse, for failing to save Neville’s life and negligently causing his death.