Silver, wine, art, and gold are scarce, transportable, and long-lasting physical assets that make handy tax shelters.
A 0.25% tax on financial transactions could raise $150 billion a year in the United States alone.
When taxes were higher, this nation built a vibrant middle-class life for millions.
I wish those occupiers had a coherent message.
Not since the Gilded Age, which preceded and precipitated the Great Depression, have so few amassed so much of our nation's riches.
The supercommittee shouldn't have considered this unreasonable, unprincipled, and unfair cost-cutting plan.
Why should I pay no taxes while someone who gets up and goes to work every day does?
Taxing Wall Street, corporations and the wealthy; taxing pollution and ending environmentally harmful subsidies; and cutting military spending to bring America back.
It could raise $100 billion and provide a solution to give retired people the raises they need.
How to pay for the crisis while making our nation more equitable, green, and secure.