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.
April 9, 2012 - It's time for wealthy people like me to become more responsible and pay our fair share of taxes. By Betsy Malcolm, published in The East Texas Review and The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
Corporate Campaign Spending: They Get What They Pay for
March 19, 2012 - For America's corporations, it pays to get involved in elections. This might be good for business, but it's bad for politics. By Salvatore Babones
Happy Days Here Again, 21st Century-Style
March 13, 2012 - Great economic cataclysms have in the past knocked the super rich off their stride. Our Great Recession's deep pockets, stunning new income data show, are bucking the historical tide. By Sam Pizzigati
Job-Killing Tax Breaks
March 12, 2012 - If the government is going to give anyone tax breaks, they should give them to people like me before I became an entrepreneur. By Rachael Solem, published in The Fairborn (OH) Daily Herald and The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat
The Spirit Level: Inequality Coming to a Theater Near You
March 6, 2012 - The landmark 2010 book by British epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett gets a fresh new visual dimension. By Sam Pizzigati