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epic4chan:

Monopoly is an old game  画

epic4chan:

Monopoly is an old game 

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Dec

I reject the idea that I am advocating higher taxes for myself and other wealthy people because I’m a good person or because I love you,” Hanauer tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz. “Let me just be very clear: I do not love you. I value you as a potential customer, and we have rigged the economic system in a way to destroy my customer base.

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We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

Justice Brandeis entered Harvard Law School in 1875 without a formal college degree, and broke academic records there. President Woodrow Wilson named him to America’s highest court as its first Jewish member. While serving on the Supreme Court, he wrote of the right to privacy and defended civil liberties. Brandeis University in Massachusetts is named after him.

On November 17th, we’ll be releasing our interview with his great-grandson, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, in which he speaks about the the social gospel movement and how it may be resurfacing in a renewed interest for authenticity.

(via beingblog)

DISPATCHES: David Brooks' Red and Blue Inequality

benjaminlandy:

While it is heartening that income inequality is receiving increased attention in the press, conservative commentators are once again trying to reframe the debate as a referendum on the social habits of the poor. Earlier this week, Paul Krugman tore into fellow New York Times columnist David…

29

Oct

The Gini coefficient runs on a scale from zero to one, with zero indicating total equality and one indicating total inequality (that is, one person has all the income and everyone else has nothing). Based on data from 2005, the last year for which comparable data are publicly available, the United States had one of the highest levels of income inequality among OECD nations.

The Gini coefficient runs on a scale from zero to one, with zero indicating total equality and one indicating total inequality (that is, one person has all the income and everyone else has nothing). Based on data from 2005, the last year for which comparable data are publicly available, the United States had one of the highest levels of income inequality among OECD nations.

22

Oct

Median family income and total wages as a percentage of GDP are down significantly.

Median family income and total wages as a percentage of GDP are down significantly.

abaldwin360:

There were fewer jobs and they paid less last year, except at the very  top where, the number of people making more than $1 million increased by  20 percent over 2009.
[First look at US pay data, it’s awful]

abaldwin360:

There were fewer jobs and they paid less last year, except at the very top where, the number of people making more than $1 million increased by 20 percent over 2009.

[First look at US pay data, it’s awful]

21

Oct

Robert Reich: The Flat-Tax Fraud, and the Necessity of a Truly Progressive Tax

robertreich:

Herman Cain’s bizarre 9-9-9 plan would replace much of the current tax code with a 9 percent individual income tax and a 9 percent sales tax. He calls it a “flat tax.”

Next week Rick Perry is set to announce his own version of a flat tax. Former House majority leader Dick Armey – now chairman of…

Please click through and read the entire piece.

OccupyGeorge.com

19

Oct

Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans (or as the Fox Newsies like to call them, the “job creators”) DO NOT CREATE JOBS.

Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans (or as the Fox Newsies like to call them, the “job creators”) DO NOT CREATE JOBS.

18

Oct

Where does your income tax go?

Where does your income tax go?