Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers In 2018

By Donald Shaw, Readsludge.com -

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives. In the 2018 midterms, [...]

Why The ‘One Percent’ In The US Is Worried

By David A Love, Aljazeera.com -

Inequality in the United States has reached such levels lately that even members of the "one percent" have started worrying.  Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates hedge fund who [...]

Names And Locations Of The Top 100 People Killing The Planet

By Staff, Decolonialatlas.wordpress.com -

Just 100 companies are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. The guys who run those companies – and they are mostly guys – have gotten rich on the [...]

What Happened After The Panama Papers?

By Amy Wilson-Chapman, Antonio Cucho and Will Fitzgibbon, Icij.org -

The unprecedented investigation into the rogue offshore industry was published on April 3, 2016. Here’s what happened next. Within days of publication, protesters hit the streets, politicians [...]

You Pay Your Taxes. Corporations Should Too.

By Patti Lynn, Corporateaccountability.org -

This tax season, Amazon filed for a $129 million refund. How much did you get back? Maybe you were one of the many people who got less in refunds then they expected—or actually had to pay taxes [...]

‘Tax March’ Launches New ‘Tax The Rich’ Campaign To Build Grassroots Support

By Staff, Taxmarch.org -

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Tax March announced its new “Tax the Rich” project, an effort to educate the American people and policymakers about taxing the rich and advocate for raising taxes on the [...]

A Cure For Excessive Wealth Disorder

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

The U.S. is suffering from excessive wealth disorder. This isn’t your parents’ inequality influenza, but a more virulent strain of extreme disparities of income, wealth, and opportunity. Just 400 [...]

Amazon’s Underbelly 3.0: Lobbying And Bribing To Secure Market Dominance

By Chris Paulis, Occupy.com -

Amazon has continued to expand its influence on policy and on government over the past decade. We laud Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world and how he rose to the top by his own bootstraps. [...]

There’s Plenty Of Wealth To Go Around — It Just Doesn’t

By Bob Lord, Otherwords.org -

Get ready to hear a lot about baking this campaign season. When it comes to how wealth is distributed in this country, “pie” is a favorite pundit metaphor. Some politicians want to “re-divide the [...]

The Real College Admissions Scandal

By Jessicah Pierre, Inequality.org -

In what’s being called the largest college admissions scam ever, a number of wealthy parents, celebrities, and college prep coaches have been accused of offering large bribes to get rich students [...]

The Bill And Melinda Gates’ Fair Taxation Scaremongering Tour

By Chris Orlet, Counterpunch.org -

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, said a number of things that made Colbert’s liberal audience squeal with delight. [...]

Have The Rich Always Laughed Stiff Tax Rates Away?

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

The guardians of our conventional wisdom on taxing the rich have messed up — and they know it. They slacked off. They started believing their own tripe. Average Americans, they assumed, would [...]

Amazon Won’t Pay A Dime In Federal Taxes This Year

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

Amazon won’t pay a dime in federal taxes this year—just as it didn’t pay a dime in federal taxes the year before. According to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic [...]

Seriously Taxing The Rich Will Take ‘Guts’ — And More

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Jan Schakowsky doesn’t need to apologize for anything. This veteran member of Congress from Illinois has a record second to none on issues that matter to working people. Over the course of her 20 [...]

How The Age Of Billionaires Ends

By Josh Hoxie, Otherwords.org -

Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us. Every month or so there’s a stunning new headline statistic about just how stark our [...]