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Redistribution of Wealth

Resurrecting The Cause For Which King Died

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

The very week he died, MLK was in the process of planning the Poor People's Campaign to go to Washington, D.C. to document that poor people in this nation are citizens just like everybody.

Redistribution Of Wealth Is A Divine Commandment

William O'Brien | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
William O'Brien

A growing number of scholars, preachers and laypeople are exploring what has been a largely marginalized part of the biblical tradition. Some have labeled this tradition "Sabbath economics."

Optimism for the Euro and Europe: The Win-Win Situation

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

The United States, and in fact, the rest of the world, especially the fear-driven crisis-mongering media and markets, could learn a few things by slowing down, realizing it takes time to build healthy economies, especially such a new one as the European Union.

Large Majority Of Americans Want More Wealth Redistribution

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

The economic grievances articulated by the Occupy Wall Street movement may represent the views of not just the fringe, but a large majority of America...

Tea, Taxation and Tyranny

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

In O'Reilly's obnoxious Super Bowl interview with Obama, Bill asked contemptuously if the president was a "wealth redistributionist." Between interru...

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

Reversing the Redistribution of Wealth

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robbie Gennet

If there was a greater economic balance between rich and poor, people on all points of the spectrum would be much better off.

America's Challenge: Stealing From the Poor

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

The same wealth imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 1930's exists today. If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working American's buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty.

William Alden

Income Inequality Makes The Poor More Conservative, Report Says | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Income inequality makes the poor more conservative -- more likely to support smaller government and actually to perpetuate income inequality, two acad...

William Alden

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution Of Wealth': Study | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans vastly underestimate the degree of wealth inequality in America, and we believe that the distribution should be far more equitable than it a...

"Redistribute My Work Ethic": Does the Tea Party Oppose All Spending or Just Redistribution?

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

Despite the outcry among Tea Party activists for reigning in the national debt, the recent Project Vote poll shows a general trend of less support for...

Dangerous Visions for Desperate Times

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans have two choices. We can ignore how bad our situation is or we can fight to save our democracy. For those of you who feel like taking action, here are ten dangerous visions.

The Middle Class Collapse

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Do the super-rich really earn their wealth? Financial wealth is a slippery concept especially as it slithers through a mountain of bailouts now running somewhere near $13 trillion.

In Dependence Day 2009

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

We have never been more reliant on the generosity of others and less able to act like grown-ups and fend for ourselves than any time since the Revolution.

Who Wants to Be a (Self-Sacrificing, Heroic) Millionaire?

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Stabiner

Step up, honorable investment person, and hand back the money , and then exhort your colleagues to do the same. Start a revolution.

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

Redistribution: From Joe the Plumber to Robert Rubin

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Hank Paulson went the bank welfare route. Joe the Plumber and everyone else should be very upset about this method spreading around the wealth.

Wasn't it "Spreading the Wealth" Eight Years Ago with the Bush Tax Cuts for America's Wealthiest 1%?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As any student of economics will tell you, there's absolutely no logic or truth in McCain/Palin's "spread the wealth" attacks on Obama.