Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: the 1%

In 33 years the richest 10% of Americans could have 100%...

The three men at the top of the Forbes 400 richest list hold more wealth than the total wealth of the poorest half of Americans, so how many of you are really surprised?

Mobilize for system change

We too can choose whether we want a future of solidarity where human needs and protection of the planet come before profits or whether we will continue down the path where corporations and the politicians they fund deny access to basic needs.

One-third of Americans can’t afford food, housing or health care

The wide range of scores reflect the growing wealth gap in America.

The 500 richest people in the world got $237 billion richer...

Everything’s bigger in Richistan.

Through the GOP, the wealthy are waging war on the old

Dignity, health, and security are endangered by this war on the elderly — a war that must be resisted.

The Growing Case for Massive Taxes on the Rich

Society's takers, hoarders, and cheaters just ignore the injustice, and go on avoiding taxes while they blame the less fortunate for their own misfortunes.

Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few: #8...

Our democracy’s Founding Fathers did not want a privileged aristocracy. Yet that’s the direction we’re going in. The tax on inherited wealth is one of the major bulwarks against it. That tax should be increased and strengthened.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.