Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: super rich

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?

‘Must be the season of the RICH’

We are living in an age here in an Amerika that not only rivals the infamous Gilded Age (1870-1890) but surpasses it!

Incentive for terrorism: America has taken nearly 70% of the world’s...

Young lives are put at risk to ensure that a few thousand American households are free to take most of the wealth. 

Why we must raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, not...

That’s what rational politicians would do if they weren’t in the pockets of big corporations and the wealthy. 

The 3 Americans who should pay for Medicare-for-All

Will the super-rich support American health?

The growing danger of dynastic wealth

The estate and capital gains taxes were originally designed to prevent the growth of large dynasties in the U.S. and to reduce inequality.

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Trump’s contempt for working-class expressed in new expanded public charge rule

It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.

Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...