Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: wealth equality

‘Yes, exactly,’ say progressives after Pence warns democrats will ‘make rich...

“You have to be all sorts of twisted to think ‘making poor people more comfortable’ is a bad thing.”

“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.”

It’s futile… We’re FEUDAL!!

If the economy crashes those FAT CATS can live off of their savings and bonuses for years... while YOU start selling apples on street corners!

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?

Will the left leverage today’s stock surge/unemployment gap shocker?

Fat cats play the system like hungry lions stalking prey. The progressive challenge is to educate more voters how our predatory system helps the rich get richer.

New poll shows two-thirds of voters support a wealth tax to...

“There is growing concern about the influence large corporations and wealthy individuals have on American elections.”

Global millionaires—just 0.9% of population—now own nearly half of world’s $361...

The bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent of the world’s wealth.

Should we worry about income gaps within or between countries?

At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it better to be poor in...

How to get money to increase the common good

Someone who has 50 billion dollars and keeps it for himself isn't really interested in the "common good."  You don't need 50...

States expanding opportunity through wealth taxes

States from Hawaii to Connecticut responded to extreme wealth concentration this year by expanding taxes on the assets of the very wealthy...

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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.”

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

‘Treasonous’ Patriots? Defunct exceptionalism? Inverse MAGA? The right smash-mouths its own perfidy

A cult of empty-headed, arm-waving stunts, as with the "rigged" election, is in the end no more than absurdist tomfoolery.

Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots

The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.