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Omar Ocampo

Omar Ocampo is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He graduated from the University ofMassachusetts Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Masters in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. His thesis focused on the politics of international oil and humanitarian intervention in Libya.

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Colombia's First Leftist President Charts a New Path on Venezuela

Gustavo Petro has rejected the failed "diplomatic siege" of his predecessors. But he also wants to see a more democratic Venezuela.

Omar Ocampo ·


Ballot Initiatives Targeting Inequality Won Big on Election Day

Voters nationwide—in blue states and red alike—approved hiking taxes on the wealthy, raising wages, helping build union power for workers.

Chuck Collins ·


A Proposed Wealth Tax on Colombia's 4,700+ Richest Would Raise $1 Billion

The progressive tax proposed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro would impact a small percentage of the nation's wealthiest while raising millions to address widening inequality.

Omar Ocampo ·


To Tax the Rich, We Need to Debunk the Myth of Fleeing Millionaires

As it turns out, high-earners won't leave if you increase their taxes.

Omar Ocampo ·


While 1 Million Americans Died From Covid-19, US Billionaire Wealth Shot Up by $1.7 Trillion

While billionaires have seen their wealth surge during the pandemic, millions have lost their lives and livelihoods.

Chuck Collins ·


Global Billionaire Wealth Increases to $4 Trillion During Pandemic

The cost of vaccinating the world is estimated at $141.2 billion.

Chuck Collins ·


The Real Winners of Pandemic Super Bowl 2021? The Sports Owners Raking in Billions

Even in a pandemic, 64 billionaires have seen incredible gains from the major league sports teams they own.

Chuck Collins ·


Trump's Top Ten Billionaire Enablers

Trump didn’t get here on his own. Many have enabled him, especially the billionaires who funneled money his way and then stood by as he damaged our democracy.

Chuck Collins ·

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