Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: Jeff Bezos

Bezos praises Manchin for blocking Biden’s corporate tax hike

"Biden's plan was to make billionaires and corporations pay their fair share in taxes, and use that money to help families," said one critic. "Of course a billionaire owner of a $1.1 trillion corporation doesn't like that."

Jeff ‘Space Cowboy’ Bezos

Space flights used to achieve scientific purpose. Now they're a rich man's carnival ride.

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and you. Which one pays taxes?

Leaked IRS data shows just how little billionaires pay in taxes.

Musk’s and Bezos’s great escape

It’s understandable that the super wealthy might wish to escape the gravitational pull of the rest of us. But there’s really no escape.

Bezos, McConnell, and Covid capitalism

The heinous resurgence of COVID makes clear that corporations need more – not fewer – incentives to protect their workers from the virus.

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."

‘Slap in the face’: As Bezos wealth jumps $30 billion amid...

“It just shows how very little regard Amazon has for its overworked employees.”

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight the climate crisis

"We applaud Jeff Bezos' philanthropy, but one hand cannot give what the other is taking away."

Should there be a maximum income?

What, after all, is the guiding light of society?

Bernie’s right: Three billionaires really do have more wealth than half...

And in addition to the 3 billionaires Bernie mentioned, we should also be worried about the expanding fortunes of multi-generational wealth dynasties.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

Nearly 14,000 Nigerian farmers and fishers sue Shell for destroying their livelihoods with oil...

Individuals and institutions from two communities have filed claims against Shell, calling on the company to clean up the devastating pollution and compensate them for its effects.