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.
America's Skimpy Minimum Wage
January 4, 2012 - Had the federal minimum wage risen at the same pace as the earnings of the highest-paid Americans, it would now be $26.96 an hour. By Salvatore Babones
Traitors to Their Class
December 21, 2011 - The Harvard students who occupied their campus are not betraying their class, but forming part of a long tradition of citizens with a conscience. By Chuck Collins and Peter Dreier
The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011
December 12, 2011 - Whether they manage football pageants or Ford Motor Co., these guys remind us how much needs to change, economically and politically, in 2012 and beyond. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The Baltimore Sun and Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Tis the Season to Be Jolly on Wall Street, Still
December 7, 2011 - Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking the rest of us - bombshell new research shows - for their continuing awesome good tidings. By Sam Pizzigati
The Other 99 Percent: How the U.S. Compares
December 5, 2011 - The other 99 percent fare much worse in the United States than in any other developed country. By Salvatore Babones, published in The (Stroudsburg, PA) Pocono Record and The Columbia Missourian