Tagged: Extreme Inequality
In this segment from The Big Picture, Sam Pizzigatti tells Thom Hartmann what lesson President Obama can learn from past presidents to get this economy working again for everyone, and not just the richest one percent.
The recluse Huguette Clark was a poster child for the taxation of vast inherited fortunes.
This sliver of sand boasts the world's tallest building, a sail-shaped hotel with a $100 lunch, a new subway system, 95,000 hotel rooms, and a working indoor ski slope.
The ultra-rich are driving demand in the United States and other "plutonomies."
Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.
Across the U.S., a mini-movement of people coming together to build security in economic bad times.
The wealthy of the Eisenhower years paid a hefty share of their income in taxes.
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
How private jet travel is straining the system, warming the planet, and costing you money.
In this age of inequality, the wealth that should be shared by all Americans trickle up to the rich.