Edison Jennings: Flocks of Crowned Spirits
the rich escape to seaside estates
sheltering in place a few sanitized days
behind elaborate wrought iron gates
Sarah Anderson, Chuck Collins: Tax the Billionaires Right Now
This moment may not last, so we must act fast to make sure these outrageously wealthy individuals and families pay their fair share.
Kathryn McKinley: How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities to today’s pandemic
The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role, with a combination of job security, access to health care and mobility … Continue reading →
Steven Pressman: Democratic plans for raising taxes on the rich|A guide for the middle class
It’s hardly surprising that if a Democrat wins the White House, taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations will probably go up. How they’ll go up is the more interesting question.
George Monbiot: Embarrassment of Riches
Every day, private jets take off from London carrying a single passenger, mostly flying to Russia and the US. Each of them is filled with 32,000 litres of fuel. That’s as much fossil energy as a small African town might use in a year.
Ralph Nader: When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?
Until the contented classes wake up and organize for change, history has shown, our country will continue to slide in the wrong direction.
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.
Video: Robert Reich — Everything you need to know about the new economy
The biggest economic story of our time isn’t about supply and demand. It’s about institutions and power.
John Feffer: After Trump
Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world. Donald Trump has shaken up … Continue reading →
George Monbiot: Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations
The young people taking to the streets for the climate strike are right: their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft.
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 →
Bob Lord: Black America’s Vanishing Wealth Is Bad For All Americans
The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.
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 →
Frances Moore Lappé: What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?
For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the … Continue reading →