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  • March 20, 2013

    Common Dreams features article “Inequality Is Hurting Us All”

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  • December 27, 2012

    The Gilmer (TX) Mirror

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    The Institute for Policy Studies’ online weekly on excess and inequality, Too Much, has been compiling an annual list of America’s top 10 greedy grabbers since 2008. The greediest of them all this year? That turned out to be a particularly tough call.

    But this year’s top-ranking Too Much greedy grabber of 2012, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, more than held his own against this stiff competition.

    Just last month, Adelson had the Sands [his casino] declare a special dividend for stockholders. He’ll personally collect $1.2 billion from this distribution — and pay only a 15 percent federal income tax on it. On January 1, with the likely expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, the dividend tax rate will jump from that 15 to 35 percent. The Sands dividend quickie will save Adelson nearly a quarter-billion in taxes.

    . . . But the real key to Adelson’s billions has to be his manic hostility to unions. His flagship casino, the Venetian, currently operates as the only nonunion major casino in Las Vegas. Of the 40,000 Sands workers worldwide, not one is working under a union contract. And Adelson aims to keep things that way.


  • December 26, 2012

    The Baltimore Sun features article “A Pension Deficit Disorder”

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  • December 17, 2012

    The San Antonio Express-News features article “Ripe for Reduction”

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  • December 16, 2012

    The Gilmer (TX) Mirror features article “Our Health Care System is Still Sick”

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  • December 16, 2012

    The Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune features article “Our National Failure to Commit”

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  • December 15, 2012

    The Liberty (TX) Vindicator features article “Ripe for Reduction”

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  • December 14, 2012

    Counterpunch features article “Ripe for Reduction”

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  • December 13, 2012

    The Illinois Times features article “The Airline Industry's Fee-for-All”

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  • December 13, 2012

    Nation of Change features article “The Airline Industry's Fee-for-All”

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