Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets [...]

World’s Billionaires Have More Wealth Than 4.6 Billion People

By Staff, Oxfamamerica.org -

There are more than two thousand billionaires in the world today and they have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from [...]

People In US See Economy Is Rigged For The Wealthy

By Ruth Igielnik, Pewresearch.org -

The notion that the U.S. economy is “rigged” to benefit the wealthy and special interests was a major rallying cry in the 2016 presidential election and is already resurfacing in the 2020 race. [...]

Two-Thirds Of People In The US Want To Tax The Rich

By Howard Schneider and Chris Kahn, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The idea of imposing a wealth tax on the richest Americans has elicited sharply divergent views across a spectrum of politicians, with President Donald Trump [...]

Meet The CEOs Raking It In From Trump’s Aggression Toward Iran

CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top [...]

Ruling Class Bereft Of Answers While Catastrophic Fires Escalate Across Australia

By James Cogan, Wsws.org -

Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South [...]

World’s 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion In Wealth In 2019: Analysis

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

The 500 richest people in the world, all of whom are billionaires, gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019, further exacerbating inequities that have not been seen since the late 1920s. [...]

India’s Government Is Going To War Against Its Own People

By Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

On December 13, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights released a powerful statement that criticized India’s new citizenship law. This “fundamentally discriminatory” Citizenship [...]

Ninety-One Profitable Fortune 500 Companies Paid $0.00 In Federal Income Taxes

By Staff, Itep.org -

This study provides a comprehensive overview of profitable corporations’ effective tax rates in 2018, the first year that companies were subject to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax law [...]

Tax Gap Of Silicon Six Over $100 Billion So Far This Decade

By Staff, Fairtaxmark.net -

The Fair Tax Mark will later this week release a new report, The Silicon Six and their $100 billion global tax gap, which examines the tax conduct of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and [...]

The U-Turn That Turned America Staggeringly Unequal

By Bob Lord, Inequality.org -

Wealth in America has concentrated — and dramatically so — over the past four decades. Since 1980, note wealth researchers Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the top 0.1 percent share of the [...]

The New York Times’ Long History Of Endorsing US-Backed Coups

By Alan Macleod, Mintpressnews.com -

Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed military coup d’état earlier this month after Bolivian army generals appeared on television demanding his resignation. As Morales [...]

‘Ten Year Challenge’ For 400 Wealthiest Americans Shows Fortunes Doubled Since 2009 While Tax Rates Dropped

By Eoin Higgins, Nationofchange.org -

"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this." Exemplifying a national economy rigged in favor of the already rich, the wealthiest 400 people in the [...]

How Does China Evaluate And Choose Its Leaders? Understanding China’s University System

By Larry Romanoff, Globalresearch.ca -

Few Westerners are aware that China also has a system of bar examinations which every graduate lawyer must pass in order to practice law in China. These are even more severe, requiring not only [...]

Claims That Wealth Taxes Slow Economic Growth Are Fundamentally Flawed

By Josh Bivens, Epi.org -

In recent weeks, a number of policy analyses of progressive economic policies—a surtax on high-incomes, a wealth tax, and Social Security expansion—have claimed these policies would damage [...]