All Articles on Billionaires

Amazon workers in Germany are striking Tuesday and Wednesday for better pay, safer working conditions, and the right to organize free from the e-commerce company's pervasive surveillance and harassment. (Photo: Twitter screengrab). News
Amazon Workers in Germany Strike on Prime Day for Better Pay and Right to Organize 'Without Big Brother Watching'
"While Amazon claims that they respect workers' right to join and form trade unions, it has not publicly disavowed... claims about surveillance and tracking of worker organizing and labor union activity."
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A coalition of progressive lawmakers, union leaders, and social justice advocates on Thursday unveiled the "People's Charter," a political agenda intended to outline how working people can come together to transform the U.S. from a country that works for "the privileged and powerful few" to one that "cares for all of us." (Photo: People's Charter) News
Demanding a Nation That 'Cares for All' Not Just the Wealthy Few, Progressives Unveil People's Charter
"The People's Charter provides folks with something that is outside of [Biden's] politics to vote for."
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with Amazon India Chief Amit Agarwal during the company's annual Smbhav event at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on January 16, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images) News
'How Their Rotten System Works': Global Billionaire Wealth Surged to Record $10.2 Trillion Amid Covid-19 Catastrophe
"The super-rich got even richer while millions of people around the world lost their jobs."
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A man preaches on the street about the dire state of the economy on August 25, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) News
'Completely Upside Down': As Most Americans Struggled During First Six Months of Pandemic, Billionaire Wealth Surged by $845 Billion
"The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."
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Workers march for a $15 minimum wage in New York City on November 10, 2015. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
'$2.5 Trillion Theft': Study Shows Richest 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From Bottom 90% in Recent Decades
The median U.S. worker salary would be around twice as high today if wages kept pace with economic output since World War II, new research revealed.
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"The big money takeover of our democracy prevents us from advancing all of the policies we need to overhaul our racist, oppressive system and create a society that works for the many, not the few," writes Reich. (Image: Shutterstock) Views
How Big Money Corrupts Our Politics (And How to Fix It)
It’s difficult to do anything when big money controls our politics and dictates what policies are and aren’t enacted.
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Jeff Bezos is now the world's first person worth $200 billion. (Photo: Andrej Sokolow/Getty Images) News
'American Capitalism Is Off the Rails': Bezos Now Worth $200 Billion as Millions Struggle to Afford Essentials
Protesters rally outside Bezos' D.C. to demand $30/hr minimum wage for Amazon workers after world's richest man sets new wealth record.
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People participate in a "March on Billionaires" event on July 17, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
It Is Time for a One-Time Pandemic Wealth Tax on Billionaires’ Windfall Gains
Will we enable billionaires to further concentrate wealth and power during a pandemic, or will we tax their gains to improve the health and welfare of our country?
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"Monopoly power and concentrated wealth do immense harm to the bottom third of the wealth spectrum," writes Buell. (Cartoon: Khalil Bendib/OtherWords) Views
The Triumph of Monopoly Capitalism is Hurting American Workers’ Life Expectancy
We have returned to Franklin Roosevelt’s one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.
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Members of National Nurses United, the largest nurses union in the United States, protest in front of the White House April 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Within Healthcare USA, Risk and Reward Have Never Been More Out of Kilter
Nurses are losing lives and jobs while execs rake in million after million.
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