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'The Gilded Age Is Here Again': Billionaire Wealth Has Surged by $931 Billion During Seven Months of Pandemic, Economic Collapse
"The juxtaposition between surging billionaire wealth and the imploding livelihoods of ordinary Americans is grotesque and unseemly."
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United Auto Worker Joe Nero pickets outside the shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, OH, on Sep. 23, 2019. (Photo: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Trump's Corporate-Friendly Trade, Tax, and Labor Policies Betrayed Manufacturing Workers in Midwest: Study
"We need strong leadership to negotiate trade with other countries and trade policies that serve workers, not multinational companies that send jobs overseas."
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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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As Trump Pushes New Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Analysis Shows US Billionaires $800 Billion Richer Since Pandemic Hit
"For billionaires, this is a heads we win, tails you lose economy, boosted by Trump policies to funnel wealth to the top."
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'Disturbing Milestone': Just 12 US Billionaires Now Own More Than $1 Trillion in Combined Wealth
"This is simply too much economic and political power in the hands of twelve people."
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MacKenzie Scott, formerly married to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (pictured left), attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) Views
The Perils and Possibilities of Billionaire Charitable Giving: MacKenzie Scott (Bezos) Makes Her First Move
Philanthropy is at risk of becoming another extension of the private power of plutocrats, alongside monopoly ownership and media domination.
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An ICE agent in Salem, Ohio on June 19, 2018. Image courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Views
Need Money for a Green New Deal? Get It From ICE
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
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In New York City, MetroCard and ticket vending machines, and handrails, will be disinfected daily during the coronavirus pandemic. Views
Decriminalize Fare Evasion
You don't go to jail for missing a highway toll. It shouldn't be any different on transit.
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National Nurses United for an International Day of Action, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Flickr Glyn Lowe Photo Works, @glynlowe). Views
Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs
A new House proposal would ensure that all Americans in hard-hit areas could have a job. A tax on Wall Street windfalls would pay for it.
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'Orgy of Wealth' Continues as US Billionaires Grew $584 Billion Richer Over Last 3 Months While 45 Million Lost Their Jobs
"If this pandemic reveals anything, it's how unequal our society has become and how drastically it must change."
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