Friday, January 22, 2021

Tag: super rich

Amerikan Republic: Without the banana!

As this new Biden administration will reveal, just like with Obama before him, little will be done to counteract the super rich who run this empire.

“It’s going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving.” Wealth of US richest...

“The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods.”

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...

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil...

“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”

Former US Marine charged with assaulting police officers during Capitol riots

“What are we supposed to do? Supreme Court’s not helping us. No one’s helping us. Only us can help us. Only we can do it.”

Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Poses

Trump's wife, possible future First Lady, receives no criticism for nude photoshoots while Michelle Obama is insulted for bare arms.

The Capitol insurrection and white supremacist infiltration of U.S. Police

Domestic terrorism from far-right groups is a significant threat to America’s safety and security.

Is US presidential candidate Joe Biden a war criminal?

Joe Biden had supported the Iraq War of 2003. But no one knows why he is running away from the truth.