Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of 200 high-net-worth Americans who are committed to building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Trump's Budget for a Nightmare America
On Monday, President Trump released his 2019 budget proposal, a plan that outlines a series of massive cuts to vital public programs in the ludicrously titled “A Budget for a Better America.” While this is just a list of funding ideas that mean nothing without Congressional approval, it outlines...
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One year after its passage, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act deserves a failing grade. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) Views
Monday, December 31, 2018
Republican Tax Cut Made Me Richer and Kept Working Americans Stagnant
One year ago, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, promising a “bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs” that would be “a tremendous thing for the American people.” Corporate CEOs and wealthy shareholders may be celebrating, but middle-class Americans are still waiting...
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Without adequate regulation, there’s no world in which bankers voluntarily refrain from taking reckless bets again and again, until we’re right back where we were 10 years ago. (Photo: Justin Lane/epa-EFE) Views
Friday, September 14, 2018
Remember the Lehman Brothers Crisis. We Need Wall Street Rules, Not Trump's Deregulation
Lehman Bros., one of the largest investment banks in the USA, filed for bankruptcy protection a decade ago Saturday and triggered the worst financial crisis in modern American history. In the aftermath of the financial system’s collapse, as the excesses of Wall Street were revealed to the American...
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Monday, April 18, 2016
Patriotic Philanthropy?
Alec MacGillis’ piece “The Billionaires’ Loophole,” published March 14, 2016, ostensibly explores the fairness of the carried interest tax loophole, a giveaway to fund managers that “helps” increase their capacity to charitably fund projects that the government isn’t able to complete. The help...
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