Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: 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.

How corporations are using inflation to take your money

Billionaires have become at least $1.7 trillion richer during the pandemic, while CEO pay (based largely on stock values) is now at a record 350 times the typical worker’s pay.

Elon Musk: visionary or billionaire troll?

Elon Musk is exhibit A in building the case that billionaires should be abolished.

‘Stain on democracy’: Tax day study shows US billionaires now own...

"We reject the narrative that this country cannot afford to invest in a better world."

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.