The Case for Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy
It is clear that the U.S. needs to reduce government expenditures in a responsible way. But if our lens is entirely focused on the expenditure side of the equation, we're going to miss a huge part of the solution.
IPS expert Chuck Collins discusses an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy at TEDx.
The Dropped Ball
January 2, 2013 - While the White House and much of the media spun the hurried late-night move as a victory for the middle class, it was a win paid for with new tax cuts worth hundreds of billions of dollars for America's wealthiest families. By Scott Klinger
In Fact, Fairly Taxing the Rich Won't Scare Them Away
December 12, 2012 - Recent research debunks some of the most common arguments against raising taxes on the richest Americans. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The Albany Tribune and Unionosity
First Step to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff: Close Offshore Tax Loopholes
December 6, 2012 - Offshore tax dodging costs United States $150 billion annually -- groups illustrate impact with 16 dramatic ways lost revenue could be used.
We're Not Broke
December 5, 2012 - This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure. By Emily Schwartz Greco
For Pete's Sake, What's Happened to Our Democracy?
December 5, 2012 - One billionaire has the wherewithal to totally redirect America's political discourse. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Counterpunch and The (Prestonsburg, KY) Floyd County Times