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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.

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pat Garofalo: So You Want to Tax The Rich — A How-To Guide

Taxing the rich has been a hot subject of late thanks to a few Congressional Democrats. First, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated the idea of raising the top marginal … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · 3 Comments

Josh Hoxie: How Aristocracies Are Born

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned in 1941, “We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Slevin: The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty

UN special rapporteur Philip Alston. (Photo credit TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) “The $1.5 trillion in tax cuts in December 2017 overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality.” The United Nations has … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: President Obama’s new tax proposal

What took Obama so long to address our unfair tax system? And why is his plan so complicated? Barack Obama started with majorities in both the House and Senate. Six … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Standard & Poor: How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth

The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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