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Why a Fair Economy Is Not Incompatible With Growth But Essential to It

Robert Reich | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

What we should have learned over the last half century is that growth doesn't trickle down from the top. It percolates upward from working people who are adequately educated, healthy, sufficiently rewarded, and who feel they have a fair chance to make it in America.

Fiscal Affairs: The Buffett Rule Is a Good Idea

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Buffett Rule is a tiny tax, of little consequence to the people who would pay it or to the country as a whole. The idea that $30 billion of additional revenue would tip the balance in any way is simply ludicrous. But this is precisely what gives the Buffett Rule its powerful symbolism.

Kimmel: Obama's New Tax Plan Angering Fat People

Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy

Business magnate Warren Buffet probably isn't the most popular kid on the billionaire playground this week. After he called for he and his fellow mega...