Tax The Rich Before The Rest

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

Presidential candidates should take a pledge: The middle class should not pay one dollar more in new taxes until the super-rich pay their fair share. Already candidates are outlining ambitious [...]

Billionaires Are A Sign Of Economic Failure

By Max Lawson, Inequality.org -

The New York Times published an editorial comment on its front page in January 2019, provocatively entitled “abolish billionaires.” The editorial raised a serious question: what if instead of [...]

Ian Haney López: Dividing Races The Main Weapon Of The Rich

By Roger Bybee, Inequality.org -

Donald Trump’s attacks on black U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and the four progressive Congresswomen of color known as “the Squad” signal how the President, [...]

The World’s Wealthiest Family Gets $4 Million Richer Every Hour

By Staff, Bloomberg.com -

The numbers are mind-boggling: $70,000 per minute, $4 million per hour, $100 million per day. That’s how quickly the fortune of the Waltons, the clan behind Walmart Inc., has been growing since [...]

While Poorest Scapegoated, Analysis Of 25 World’s Wealthiest Families A Reminder Of Inequality’s Economic Drain

By Jon Queally, Nationofchange.org -

"It's funny that the real truth about income inequality is not coming from the south like some would like you to believe—the sucking sound draining the middle-class is the 1 percent... Just [...]

As Charles Koch Cultivates Anti-War Image, Koch Industries Profits From Defense Contracts

By Alex Kotch, Readsludge.com   -

The right-wing billionaire has teamed up with unlikely ally George Soros on “military restraint,” but Koch Industries subsidiaries make millions by supplying the Navy with circuitry. Libertarian [...]

This London Firm Helps The Wealthy Hide Assets – Or Steal Them. Luckily We Have 15 Years Of Their Client Communications.

By Barrett Brown, Counterpunch.org -

It is my cheerful duty to announce the acquisition of around 85 gigabytes of leaked emails, phone calls, faxes, and other documents originating from the London-based tax shelter firm Formations [...]

Let’s Establish A Wealth Tax — And Give Every Family $25,000 A Year

By John R. Talbott, Truthout.org -

Three men in the U.S. have more accumulated wealth than half of all Americans, 165 million people. Our corporations control more shareholder wealth than 99 percent of Americans combined. 90 [...]

How Officials Discuss Foreign Policy When Nobody’s Watching

By John McEvoy, The Canary. -

On 11 September 1973, the Chilean military violently removed the elected government of Salvador Allende and installed a dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet. UK-manufactured arms were used in the [...]

A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes On The Rich

By Jarod Facundo, Inequality.org -

The GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted late in 2017, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reported late this spring, has been a smashing success — for the U.S. corporations that have [...]

A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes On The Rich

By Jarod Facundo, Inequality.org -

The GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted late in 2017, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reported late this spring, has been a smashing success — for the U.S. corporations that have [...]

Does A Presidential Candidate Who Thinks Billionaires Can Be ‘Deserving’ Deserve To Be President?

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

The two dozen candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination all have extremely busy schedules. Especially this week, what with the first candidate debates in Miami. So none [...]

Society Is In Decay – When The Worst Is First And The Best Is Last

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it [...]

There Is A Deep Crisis In The Ruling US Imperialist System

By Danny Haiphong, Blackagendareport.com -

This writer became an anti-imperialist and anti-war activist only after studying the Black liberation movement. Individuals such as Claudia Jones and organizations such as the Black Panther Party [...]

Will The Rich Escape Climate Apocalypse?

By Tom Whyman, Newint.org -

Each day, it seems, a new headline in a newspaper or social media feed makes clear just how close we are to environmental destruction. And yet politics seems eternally consumed by the same old [...]