Monday, January 24, 2022

Tag: rich

Richest 1% took 38% of new global wealth since 1995. The...

"If there is one lesson to be learnt from the global investigation, it is that inequality is always a political choice."

What’s being compromised?

It’s not the priorities of the wealthy, that’s for sure.

Our new art ‘appreciation,’ billionaire-style

Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

Should rich people get a free pass at tax time?

We’re finally debating that question.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

The hypocrisy of the federal spending debate

We must not let our lawmakers get away with this charade of fiscal responsibility to defeat Build Back Better.

NYT runs interference for billionaires who don’t want their wealth taxed

Fortunately for them, they’ve got the New York Times running interference.

Will fanboys for grand fortune ever flame out?

Not likely. Our super rich need the fog they create.

The millionaires surtax in House Tax Committee proposal

While the millionaires surtax does not address the colossal inequalities of wealth, it focuses on taxing income that largely flows from wealth.

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Want true, wrenching, life-altering ‘grievances?’ Don’t look to right-wing base complaints

What social, ethnic, class or work group doesn’t have far more cause to feel disrespected, mistreated or exploited than Trump whiners?

Legislators urge Biden to overhaul drone program

Fifty legislators recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting him to overhaul U.S. counterterrorism policy to center human rights and the protection of civilians.

Biden’s dangerous refusal to reverse Trump’s Western Sahara policy

The answer could determine the fate not just of the Western Sahara, but that of the entire international legal order for many decades to come.

US staged a coup in Ukraine – here’s why and how

The truth about the coup in Ukraine is that it hasn’t benefited anyone other than the warmongers.

A very long war

From Vietnam to Afghanistan and detours along the way.