Saturday, July 4, 2020

Tag: super rich

No, we’re not all in this together. How the super-rich are...

There are at least three good reasons why wealthy Americans should be doing a LOT MORE to give something back to the nation that made them rich.

Time to rein in the super rich

The voice of the people needs to be heard. Not through violence but consistent demand en mass.

Are America’s rich getting tired of winning?

European social scientists see poverty as “social exclusion,” the incapacity to lead the life that most of society considers minimally decent.

Papers owned by oligarchs unsurprisingly oppose a wealth tax

It’s true that judges, particularly those appointed by politicians backed by the wealthy, might put barriers in the way of a wealth tax

Graphic: Yes, the richest Americans really do pay less in taxes

"Will we tolerate it? Or will we take back our democracy from the oligarchs who run this country?"

While poorest scapegoated, analysis of 25 world’s wealthiest families a reminder...

"It's funny that the real truth about income inequality is not coming from the south like some would like you to believe—the sucking sound draining the middle-class is the 1 percent... Just saying."

Can inequality be hardwired into our DNA?

We need more than a moratorium on making inheritable edits in our genetic code. We need a moratorium on people getting rich off of editing our genes.

On the (Empire’s) Waterfront

Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex-boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie...

Dead end Amerika

We who ‘know better’ should teach our young that Socialism is not totalitarianism, or fascism. Rather, it can be a solution to this terrible and deadly income polarization our nation has been operating under.

The two 500 lb. gorillas in the room

Who needs the super rich? I don’t. Do you?

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Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.