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Class Warfare

Report: Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Cost U.S. Millions Every Hour

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Tax cuts for America’s top earners are costing everyone, every hour of every day, a new report from the National Priorities Project finds. Tax c...

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Time to Pronounce it Dead

John Geyman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business
John Geyman

We have had about a 75-year experiment with employer-sponsored health insurance, but its track record is one of continued decline over the last 30 years -- fewer people covered, less coverage for more costs, and less value of that coverage.

The All-American Occupation

Steve Fraser | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Steve Fraser

If Occupy Wall Street signals the end of our own, atypical period of acquiescence, could a return to a version of "class warfare" that would, once upon a time, have been familiar to so many Americans be on the horizon? Finally!

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

There have been teach-ins, general assemblies, OWS newspapers, creative message-making, democratic consensus and much more, but in the political arena, if take your eye off the ball you're likely to strike out.

Live or Die: Do We Care Anymore?

John Geyman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
John Geyman

We have had about a 75-year experiment with employer-sponsored health insurance, but its track record is one of continued decline over the last 30 years.

"Mob" Rule? It All Depends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It isn't the size of the crowd, or how it's dressed, or how it wears its hair, or how loud it is, or how disruptive it is. A "mob" is a crowd of people saying something you don't like.

We Can Do Better Than This - A Third Alternative

Stephen R. Covey | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Stephen R. Covey

In any conflict, the 1st Alternative is my way, and the 2nd Alternative is your way. The usual outcomes are either a war or a compromise. Compromise stops the fight -- but without breaking through to amazing new results. A 3rd Alternative is that kind of breakthrough.

Class Warfare?: No Class, No War, No Fair

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

The president has been accused of class warfare for trying to raise the taxes on the wealthy. His reply was "This is not class warfare, this is math." This is classless, it is not war, nor is it fair.

Matthew 22:1-11: A Biblical Case Of Class Warfare

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Much in this country's political landscape has centered on equal access and opportunity for all. First century C.E. New Testament literature points to similar struggles.

Starbucks, General Electric Seek Cover In Arms Of Small Business

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Facing talk of "class warfare" in Washington and protest marches on Wall Street, some of the biggest players in corporate America are link...

A New Direction for American Economic Policy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.04.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Sachs

It's time we insist that the rich do their part to help rescue America from decline. The tradeoff for America comes to this: fewer mega-yachts and other luxuries for the rich, and millions better educated children and young workers for society as a whole.

High Income Inequality Helped Early Societies Spread, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

As political rhetoric surrounding "class warfare" heats up, a new study indicates that class stratification may help a society spread. The unequal...

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.

Class Warfare, Job Creators and Other Myths

James Campion | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
James Campion

That hacking cough you hear is coming from Washington. A symptom of fiduciary contagion is that you quickly run out of ideas trying to contain it -- that is if there were any fresh ones in the first place.

Class Warfare? Says Who?

Margie Omero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Republicans feel they've seized a winning talking point by labeling as "class warfare" Obama's plan to ask the wealthiest to pay a bit more in taxes. Is that label sticking? And does it hurt?

Class Illusions

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Most Americans want to believe that they are middle class, and this notion, which goes along with the myths of American social equality and equal opportunity, makes us feel good. We don't like to discuss issues that threaten our social myths.

Class Warfare -- The Republicans Are Right!

Adam Klugman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Adam Klugman

Well, it was bound to happen -- sooner or later I would find myself agreeing with the Republicans. As much as I hate to admit it, when it comes to the...

America's Dirty Little Secret

David Macaray | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

The notion of social-economic conflict suggests something vaguely ideological -- something unpleasantly Marxian and subversive. In short, we regard "class warfare" as un-American.

Class Warfare

Terry Newell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

We do an incalculable disservice to ourselves and our posterity if we exacerbate "class warfare." We need to lower the tone and restrain the attacks, lest what seems like a powerful tool for short-term gain turns from slogan to reality.

Class Warfare?

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

President Obama's "millionaire tax" has generated two sound-bite replies. Not only is he engaging in "class warfare," but he is indulging in sheer political posturing -- there simply isn't a lot of money to be raised by targeting the super-rich. Both charges are mistaken.

Friday Talking Points -- Class Warfare? Hardly.

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"

The Policy Backdrop of Inequality and Its Implications for "Class Warfare"

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

When representatives of the wealthy squeal about "class warfare," they're not just talking about shielding their treasure from the tax system. They're also protecting and endorsing a policy agenda that's helped tilt growth their way for a long time.

Trickle-Up Economics

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

It's all a dance, really. A Democratic president summons the gumption to call for higher taxes on the rich and Republicans cry like third graders having their ice cream taken away and given to the neighbor's dog.

How to Be a (Class) Warmonger

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When you notice that the folks on top are grabbing all the breaks/While the rest of us are twitching with the economic shakes/If you even raise the prospect of correcting those mistakes: That's class warfare.

The Imaginary Class War

Michael Keegan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The Republicans' invocation of "class warfare" is a political ploy that the vast majority of Americans want no part of. Warren Buffett is not alone.