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The game billionaires play is not worthy of being called economy, either as care for the home, or as the art of living. It is exractive, naked money making, at war with life and creativity. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
The Path Beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share
Message for World Environment Day, 5 th June 2020.
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Health care workers, students, child care givers, food service workers, big box store employees, delivery drivers, mail carriers, and others are taking action to call out gross inequities and organize our society differently. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Their Faith in the Rich
It has become crystal clear during this pandemic that working people fuel this economy, but they’re the ones bearing the cost.
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From a rally for public education in Washington D.C. in July 2017. (Photo: Bob Korn) Views
Getting a Covid-19 Education: From Race to the Top to a Plunge to the Bottom
The pandemic and federal education policy.
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Given Gates’s track record of expensive failures in the realm of education reform, this partnership is understandably drawing criticism from teachers and parents, as well as allegations from progressives that it is disaster capitalism at work. (Photo: Michael Cohen/Getty Images/The New York Times) Views
Billionaires Are the Biggest Threat to Public Schools
For education "disruptors" like Bill Gates and Betsy DeVos, COVID-19 isn’t a crisis—it’s an opportunity.
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'A Dangerous Idea': Public School Advocates Denounce Cuomo-Gates Plan Seizing on Pandemic to 'Reimagine' New York's Education System
"I f you're looking for a bold new idea for New York public schools," wrote congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman, "how about you just try fully funding them for once?"
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"Pharmaceutical companies view Covid-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity." (Photo: Creative Commons) Views
No, We're Not All in This Together. How the Super-Rich Are Cheating America.
Unlike the farsighted and people-oriented decision-makers in other countries, America's unregulated capitalist leaders have failed us, both in the past and in our current crisis.
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Despite running for president and energizing the nation just a decade ago as a center-left candidate with a message of hope and change, Obama seems to think America does not need systemic change, and Democrats should not rock the boat or make any sudden moves. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images) Views
Why Obama Is Just Plain Wrong About Democrats Moving 'Too Far Left'
The former president is mistaken if he believes that in appealing to the electorate, Democrats must tamp down their message and advocate for tweaks in the system rather than systemic reform.
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WATCH: Viral Animated Video Shows How Just a Fraction of Bill Gates's $110 Billion Could Pay to Replace Flint's Water Pipes
"You'd have to save more than a $100,000 per year for a MILLION years to get there. So where's that wealth tax?"
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Their enormous wealth offers them an outlandishly oversized role in our democracy. It’s poisoning both our politics and our media. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Time for a Billionaire Ban
The wealthiest Americans dominate our airwaves. Let’s hear from someone else for a change.
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Bill Gates, billionaire, speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City. News
Taxing Bill Gates $100 Billion, Counters Bernie Sanders, Could End Homelessness and Microsoft Founder 'Would Still Be a Multibillionaire'
The message, said the 2020 candidate, is that "the billionaire class cannot have it all when so many have so little."
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