Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8%...

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Why we need to keep our super rich ‘occupied’

We don’t quite know yet how the current spotlight on taxing America’s wealthiest is going to turn out. But just getting to this point, counts as a significant step into a more just and equal future.

The secret IRS files: Trove of never-before-seen records reveal how the...

ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.

Do good fences make good neighbors?

Why do we feverishly build more walls when they offer us less and less protection?

Inequality social dysfunction and misery

Income and wealth inequality is not simply a monetary issue, it is a complex social crisis that supports and strengthens notions of superiority and inferiority, and was described by President Barak Obama in 2013 as “the defining challenge of our time.”

The shame of injustice

Everything that causes injustice must be uprooted, within the structures under which we live, but also, and perhaps more importantly, within the consciousness of the individual.

Working stiffs: Stop celebrating the super rich!!!

In this new Gilded Age of our current Military Industrial Empire the amount of wealth for many individuals is astounding.

The Wealthiest Nation on Earth? It’s Time to Dispel That Myth

The fires of this political movement to force this government to bring an end to this inequality have been ignited. We’ll see if those flames can be fanned and this movement sustained.

If You Liked the Bush Economy, You’ll Love Trump’s Economy

Trump, like Bush, will attempt to grow the economy by giving corporations and upper class lower taxes.

New Study Finds Sanders’ Legislation Would Extend Social Security Solvency By...

Bernie Sanders is fighting to extend social security an extra 40 years by making the wealthiest citizens pay the same rate as everyone else does.

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Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

‘Their greed knows no bounds’: analysis shows ongoing price gouging by oil giants

"Big Oil is boasting record profits and dragging their feet to pass any lower costs onto consumers in order to keep padding investors' pockets," said Accountable.US.

Wealthiest 10% responsible for nearly 50% of greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

“[I]t appears that climate policies over the past decades have often targeted low-income and low-emitter groups disproportionately, while leaving high emitters relatively unaffected.”

Choosing life in a pro-violence society

Post-Dobbs abortion access for military dependents is in question.

Low-paid workers are unionizing. Corporations are spending a ton to stop them.

A record number of workers are trying to form labor unions, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Corporate America is alarmed.