“In his lively, engrossing new book, Sam Pizzigati tells the story of class inequality in America, from the robber barons to today’s ‘1%,’” writes Barbara Ehrenreich, author of “Nickel and Dimed.”
Demonstrations by young “one percenters” in almost ten cities will include lessons in how to fairly cut pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies.
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.
There is an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy.
Resource Generation and Wealth for Common Good today announced a new website for wealthy people to show their support for the Occupy movement.
Income disparity in America has changed the country over the last half a century – a conversation about what has happened, and why it matters.
It’s time to reform our tax system — to quit rewarding obscene wealth, Wall Street gambling, and corporate polluters.
One hundred years after a graduated estate tax was first conceived, Senate progressives are bringing back the proposal.
While ordinary Americans suffer from the recession, the super-wealthy are doing just fine.
We need a whole-of-government approach to security budgeting.
Progressives and tea party activists: Where we agree, disagree, and how we can find common good.
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities “squabble over crumbs,” as he puts it, while so much local money pours into the Pentagon’s coffers and into America’s wars.
A powerful lobby that’s spent a decade trying to eliminate the estate tax is changing their tune.
The House Ways and Means proposal asks the wealthiest Americans to start to pay their fair share in taxes.
What does income disparity between the rich and the poor have to do with a faltering global economy? What’s being done about it?
The Servant Leadership School invites you to find out. Join them for dinner and a discussion on the economic crisis and inequality, led by Chuck Collins, a senior IPS scholar and director of the IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good.
A dinner of soup, salad, and sandwiches will be provided by The Potter’s House for a suggested donation of $6 per meal. All are welcome to attend; you do not have to take a course to come to the speaker series.
For more information, see: http://www.slschool.org/?p=258