Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: rich

Single billionaire produces a million times more emissions than average person:...

"These few billionaires together have 'investment emissions' that equal the carbon footprints of entire countries like France, Egypt, or Argentina."

What threatens Florida more, hurricanes or the rich?

Florida’s state government doesn’t call the shots. Florida’s rich do, and the continuing immensity of their after-tax incomes has turned out to matter far more to state policy than the well-being of Floridian families of modest means.

59 percent in US living paycheck to paycheck as corporate profits...

"A large share of consumers are essentially living on the razor's edge."

Analysis shows top US CEOs made 254 times more than median...

A higher minimum wage and unions can put corporate greed in check and raise wages throughout the labor market."

Still another reason for taxing the rich

America’s wealthiest, new ProPublica data suggest, may be even richer than we thought.

Rep. Jamaal Brown introduces legislation that will propose income tax reform...

The introduced tax code for the nearly 700 billionaires would raise $1 trillion over ten years, according to a press release.

America’s top 15 earners and what they reveal about the US...

A new report reveals that the very richest pay lower rates than the merely rich.

Billionaires will not save us. Here’s what will

It’s high time that we draw from the massive wealth of knowledge possessed by Indigenous peoples.

America’s inherited wealth dynasties park trillions out of reach of taxation

It is equally important to understand how multi-generational wealth dynasties are deploying dynasty trusts and other elaborate tax dodges to sequester trillions and dodge inheritance taxes.

A Super Bowl musing: Can pro sports be more than a...

A cyber-savvy deep pocket is claiming he has the key to ‘democratizing’ our sporting landscape

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.