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Julia Conley: A Solution for All Generations

With her plan for Social Security expansion, Elizabeth Warren demands that the rich pay their fair share to lift 5 million out of poverty: “No one who spends 30 years working and contributing to Social Security should retire in poverty.”

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Frances Moore Lappé, Zachary Field: Who Can Afford a Green New Deal? We Can!

Despite ridicule by Republican leaders, calls for a Green New Deal resonate with 80 percent of Americans.

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The “Center” of American Politics is on the Left

Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress label proposals they disagree with “fringe,” “radical,” or “socialist.” Well, let’s see where the American people actually stand.

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: A nation of rich and poor, with so much going to so few

Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates: their combined wealth exceeds the wealth of the bottom 50% of Americans.

May 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Magdalena Sepúlveda: Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues

When corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes, there is less money to invest in public services, sustainable infrastructure and social protection, which are the key drivers for … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: As Public Shouts Approval for Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Elites at Davos Admit: “It’s Scary”

“It’s wild that some people are more scared of a marginal tax rate than the fact that 40 percent of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: The Trifecta of Inequality

Imagine stand-up comic Henny Youngman, king of the one-liners, describing the Trump GOP tax proposals with one of his classic bits:  So how big is the tax break for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Moral Aspect of Tax Policy

How much do the “deserving” rich really deserve? Not as much as they think. As Donald Trump and Republicans roll out their proposal to provide wealthy people with a massive … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio: How to Revive the American Dream

Government policies matter and can make a difference. Strengthening the American Dream is about the basics: ● Make work pay by increasing the minimum wage, empowering unions to bargain collectively, … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America, 12 Steps Forward

The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations

You’ve been hearing a lot about corporations “renouncing their US citizenship” through “tax inversions.” This is when a company buys or merges with a non-US company and claims to no longer be … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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