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 'Self-Made' Hallucination of America's Rich
September 24, 2012 - Like Mitt Romney, most Americans who amass grand fortunes have a substantial head start. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Common Dreams and The (San Francisco) Beyond Chron
Chicago and the Psychology of Teacher Bashing
September 17, 2012 - In a deeply unequal society, the affluent will always sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Truthout and The Ft. Lupton (CO) Press
We Won the War on Poverty, then Lost the Peace
September 10, 2012 - If America could eliminate most serious poverty in the United States in the 1960s, surely we could do the same today. By Salvatore Babones, published in Truthout
Virtually, Anything Goes with Online Education
September 10, 2012 - State officials are allowing tax dollars to underwrite K-12 virtual disasters. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The Indypendent and The Gilmer (TX) Mirror
Who's Really Winning the Smartphone Wars?
September 3, 2012 - We're letting top executives of giant corporations expropriate public "property" for private gain. By Sam Pizzigati, published in Common Dreams and Unionosity and The (Russellville, KY) News-Democrat & Leader
A Bold New Call for a 'Maximum Wage'
August 27, 2012 - A national labor leader aims to expand the economic fairness debate. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The (Los Angeles, CA) Bell Gardens Sun and The (Alliance, OH) Review