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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SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses next to Axel Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Global Billionaire Wealth Increases to $4 Trillion During Pandemic
As over 2.8 million people have died globally from Covid-19 in the past year, the wealth of the world’s billionaires has surged. The planet’s 2,365 billionaires have seen their wealth increase $4 trillion, or 54 percent, during the pandemic year. Their combined wealth rose from $8.04 trillion to $...
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An aerial view of Raymond James Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LV on January 31, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
The Real Winners of Pandemic Super Bowl 2021? The Sports Owners Raking in Billions
We won’t know the winner of this year’s Super Bowl till Sunday, but we already know the big winners in our COVID-ravaged economy include dozens of billionaire sports barons. On the eve of the big game, and after 10-plus months of the pandemic, 64 billionaire owners of major league sports franchises...
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Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 11, 2021
Trump's Top Ten Billionaire Enablers
We've heard plenty about the GOP members of Congress and Trump political appointees who have “enabled” Donald Trump over these four years, failing to act to stem his excesses. But what about the billionaire donors to Trump’s campaign and his victory PACs? Especially those who gave substantial...
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In our new report, White Supremacy is the Pre-existing Condition, we found that the concentration of wealth has surged during the pandemic, further exacerbating an already extreme racial wealth divide. (Photo: Baynard Woods/Twitter) Views
Friday, June 19, 2020
White Supremacy Is the Pre-existing Condition
On June 19th, people across the United States will mark the anniversary of the emancipation of the last enslaved people in the United States by taking to the streets to demand Black Lives Matter. Behind the protests over police violence are the painful racial disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic...
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