The World’s Wealthiest Get More Obscenly More Wealthy

By Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig, Bloomberg.com -

Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos added the most in 2017, a $34.2 billion gain that knocked Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates out of his spot as the world’s richest person in October. Gates, [...]

Help For Struggling Millionaires Is On The Way

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

If you're struggling to get by on $20 million, the GOP is looking out for you and your heirs. It isn’t easy being a millionaire these days, especially if you’ve got less than $20 million. [...]

The 1% Will Earn The People’s Hatred

By Glen Ford,  blackagendareport.com -

Senate Republicans passed a tax bill that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi described as “simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who [...]

Leaked PowerPoint Reveals Gas Industry’s Playbook

By Alexander C. Kaufman, huffingtonpost.com -

By Alexander C. Kaufman for The Huffington Post - One of the natural gas industry’s top trade associations launched a front group earlier this year to defend new East Coast pipeline proposals [...]

The Unpredictable Consequences Of The Republican Tax Plan

By Sam Pizzigati, inequality.org -

By Sam Pizzigati for Inequality - The Earth doesn’t quite shake when lawmakers in Washington, D.C. take one of their periodic votes on tax “reform.” But sometimes history does turn, and this [...]

What Else Could Tax Cut For Richest 1% Buy?

By Jill Richardson, otherwords.org -

By Jill Richardson of Other Words - Inequality in America has been growing for decades, stymying our national potential and contributing to the growing political rift in the country. According to [...]

‘Paradise Papers’ Show How Wealthy Stash Riches, Dodge Taxes

By Emily Wells, truthdig.com -

By Emily Wells for Truth Dig - A trove of recently leaked files pertaining to offshore finance, dubbed “the Paradise Papers,” offers insight into how the wealthiest corporations and individuals [...]

Trouble In The Offshore Paradise

By Chuck Collins, inequality.org -

By Chuck Collins for Inequality - Just as Congress begins debate on the Republicans’ “Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” new revelations have emerged about how wealthy elites around the world hide their [...]

This Year’s Real Halloween Horror

By Bob Lord, inequality.org -

By Bob Lord for Inequality - The family that has made billions off trick-or-treat candy has gone generations without paying any appreciable tax on its enormous fortune. And the Trump tax plan, if [...]

World’s Billionaires Own A Staggering $6 Trillion

By Jake Johnson, www.truth-out.org -

By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams - In an analysis (pdf) published Thursday that throws into stark relief the "unjust and unsustainable" nature of what economists have termed the New Gilded Age, [...]

Elites “Have No Credibility Left:” An Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

By David North, www.wsws.org -

By David North for WSWS - On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York [...]

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut For The Rich

By Jack Rasmus, www.jackrasmus.com -

By Jack Rasmus for Jack Rasmus - “This past week Trump introduced his long awaited Tax Cut, estimated between $2.0 to $2.4 trillion. Like so many other distortions of the truth, Trump claimed his [...]

Trump’s Tax Plan: A Billion Or 3 For Guys Like Him

By Bob Lord, www.inequality.org -

By Bob Lord for Inequality - What’s the largest personal stake a U.S. president has ever had in legislation he signed into law? Whatever it was, it’ll be dwarfed by what Donald Trump’s signature [...]

Why Some Western Intellectuals Are Trying To Debrutalise Colonialism

By Vijay Prashad, www.scroll.in -

By Vijay Prashad for Scroll.In - Césaire was adamant: colonialism had produced nothing that would earn it respect in the scales of history. This was in 1950, when a few nations has just emerged [...]

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street

By Max Abelson, www.bloomberg.com -

By Max Abelson for Bloomberg - Last month, just before her book “What Happened” was published, Barack Obama spoke in New York to clients of Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person [...]