Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: income inequality

Can we conquer our grand dynastic family fortunes?

We most certainly can. We have history on our side.

Bill, Melinda, and the burden of grand fortune

All relationships, not just romantic couplings, tend to be twisted by wealth.

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."

2021: Half of America facing poverty

For the great majority of Americans without a share of the stock market, and for those who can't work from home, the pandemic is adding the prospect of a financial collapse to all their other concerns.

The income inequality crisis: Why we need a wealth tax

Not only would a wealth tax raise revenue and help bring the economy back into balance, but it would also protect our democracy by reducing the influence of the super-rich on our political system.

How Trump’s war on regulation is trickle-down economics

Trump’s attack on regulation is just another form of trickle-down economics – where the gains go the top, and the risks and losses trickle down.

A sick new game from the executive suite

The corporate push to replace real pay with cheap “psychic income" is on the rise.

America’s richest 2% made more money in 2017 than the cost...

The richest 2-5%, those Americans with an average net worth of about $2.5 million, accumulated enough wealth in 2017 to pay for the safety net FOUR TIMES.

Yes, deniers, millions of Americans are among the poorest people in...

Why is it so hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this?

No, big corporations shouldn’t get tax breaks to create jobs

The breaks seldom pay for themselves — and put employees of local businesses out of work.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.