Sunday, May 26, 2019

Tag: income inequality

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.

STUDY: US lawmakers are looting America

The new tax overhaul, passed by the Senate yesterday, will only exacerbate the problem.

Inequality out of control: The average 1% household made over $2.5...

With inequality ripping us apart, and with few of our national leaders willing or able to confront the problem, we may never again be an equitable and functional society.

One year later: The political cancer metastasizes

America was never what it had purported to be.

Extreme poverty cut in half? Only in the minds of the...

The median wealth of the world's adults is $2,222, down from $3,248 at the end of 2007.

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This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

‘The time is now:’ Over 200 economists send a letter to Congress endorsing Medicare...

"We encourage Congress to move forward with implementing a public financed Medicare for All plan to achieve the equitable and affordable universal health care system that the American people need."

American corporations are helping fund the war on women

These corporations say they are all for gender equality but their political contributions say otherwise.

One solution to climate change no one is talking about

A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet.

‘A message that America will tolerate war crimes’: Trump poised to pardon war criminals

“It was important that the perpetrators of those horrific offenses were brought to justice. Now Trump, in a twisted, grotesque ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day, wants to pardon these and other murderers?!

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