Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: wealth

How wealthy have our super wealthy become?

It turns out we know far less, by contrast, about Americans who live amid great wealth.

Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the rest

Meanwhile, most Americans are subject to an increasingly harsh and arbitrary capitalism.

The big economic switcheroo

America’s wealthy have never been wealthier. They should pay their fair share of taxes. The big switcheroo should be reversed.

The inequality to be suffered by our children

Unless progressive policies are demanded by American voters, most of our children and grandchildren will suffer from the continuing expansion of a Great-Depression-like wealth gap that already "dwarfs" the rest of the developed world.

Infographic: This is how much equality a $30 trillion inheritance can...

What it means to be an heir in the U.S., and a few big ideas on how to use the largest intergenerational wealth transfer ever.

An arena full of the richest Americans would own as much...

We just have to hope Americans have learned about the greed and deception of that arena full of super-rich.

Yes, deniers, millions of Americans are among the poorest people in...

Why is it so hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this?

What’s killing America’s middle class?

Just as progressives deliberately pushed public policies to create the middle class, so are today's economic royalists deliberately pushing plutocratic policies to destroy it.

How inequality is killing off humanity

In the U.S., where wealth inequality is extreme and getting worse, the richest .01 percent are wealth-obese.

How our banking system destroys the free market

The foundation of an economy is money. And if the creation, value and availability of that money are controlled by few elites instead of a free market then it doesn’t matter how complex and a giant system we build.

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For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Here are some of the climate-linked disasters and rollbacks Trump’s ‘environmental leadership’ speech didn’t...

“It's fitting that President Trump is promoting his awful environmental record on the same day that the White House is flooding after a historic storm.”