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Concentration of Wealth

A Question for Tax Time: Why Do We Tax?

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

Rand Paul is doing his best to end what remains of America's progressive tax heritage. Randolph Paul, over a half-century ago, helped make progressive taxes a key to America's middle class golden age. To stop Rand, we need to honor Randolph.

The Political Impact of Occupy Wall Street

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Like many in my generation, my first taste of political involvement was in the movement to end the war in Vietnam and achieve civil rights. As a teena...

The Battle Between Money and the Majority

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

While the message is not going out without distortion by the corporate-funded mass media, the protestors on Wall Street and on the Brooklyn Bridge are getting their message out about the extreme concentration of wealth and the decline of opportunity.

Nine Pictures of the Extreme Income/Wealth Gap

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Many people don't understand our country's problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don't see it. People just don't understand how m...

Blaming the Economy's Victims for Economic Crimes

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The things our government does for us have been cut back so far. Working people's wages have been stagnant for so long. But the blame right now is directed at we, the people.

Economic History Shows Clearly That Tax Cuts for Rich Hurt the Economy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is a body of empirical, historical evidence that proves clearly that tax cuts for the rich not only do nothing to spur economic growth -- they actually do substantial damage to the prospects for economic growth.

Moving From Lack to Hope

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Frances Moore Lappé is a humorous, energetic dynamo. She's a democracy advocate, as well as a world food and hunger expert. Her Grand Junction speech was titled, "Getting a Grip on Democracy."