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.
Law and Order 24/7, Except at Tax Time
January 18, 2012 - The rich don't much like paying taxes when tax rates run high. They don't much like paying taxes when tax rates run low either. By Sam Pizzigati
Behold and Beware Our New 'SWAG' Economy
January 11, 2012 - Today's swaggering rich are increasingly stuffing their dollars into investments that do America's 99 percent not one whit of good. By Sam Pizzigati
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