Monday, October 26, 2020

Tag: wealth

U.S. billionaire wealth surges as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

As percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.

In divided Alaska, the choice is between paying for government or...

Alaskans will soon confront the dramatic effects of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes of US$444 million from the state operating budget of $8.3 billion,...

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.

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Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.
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Pandemic profiteering: Amazon caught price gouging as Jeff Bezos’s wealth soared to $200 billion

“They are looking to maximize profit during a pandemic.”

Universal mask-wearing would save nearly 130,000 lives by spring 2021, study finds

The researchers estimated what the death toll until March 2021 would be for each state if mask-wearing and social distancing mandates are put in place, versus if they are not.

Supreme Court: A superstore for the super-rich?

This is America, after all, where rich white men can buy whatever they want, including members of Congress and Supreme Court justices.

The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.