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April 1, 2011

Six Signs The Revolution May Be Near

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:00 am

We don’t often quote the Wall Street Journal, but here’s Market Watch’s Paul B. Farrell spelling out what we can expect if we don’t start properly taxing the rich.  The situation now promotes widespread economic misery and wealth inequality.  We’re told that the one hundred richest families in America have more money than the bottom 40% combined.  Something’s got to give.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tax-the-super-rich-now-or-face-a-revolution-2011-03-29?pagenumber=1

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March 30, 2011

It’s Good To Be Rich

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:14 am

http://www.truth-out.org/the-new-american-dream68847

February 26, 2011

It’s The Inequality, Stupid

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:22 am

This article will tell you just about all you need to know about inequality in the American economy.  For example: 2007-2009,   Wall Street profits were up 720%, unemployment was up 102%, home equity was down 35%.   Great graphs.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/02/income-inequality-in-america-chart-graph

February 21, 2011

What’s A Maybach Worth Anyway?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:55 pm

This article is about wealth inequality.  It is about what you can do with a billion dollars.  You may have friends who make that kind of money in a year.  They could buy you a Maybach.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2011020612/understanding-extreme-incomewealth-gap

December 15, 2010

Fifteen Mind-blowing Facts About Wealth And Inequality

Filed under: economics — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:00 pm

It keeps getting worse – now the worst since the ’20’s – and it affects everything from average length of commute to life expectancy.  To read more amazing things about inequality, read “The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.                                                                                                             Copy and paste the link to your browser.

http://www.businessinsider.com/plutocracy-reborn

December 1, 2010

Nice Coat!

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:01 am

November 23, 2010

What Patriotic Millionaires Say About Taxes

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 10:01 am

Anyone who thinks keeping tax cuts for the 1% of Americans who earn more than $1 million will create jobs hasn’t been paying attention.  Even some millionaires call it nonsense. This is from John Nichols.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/156569/patriotic-millionaires-explain-tax-cuts-rich-dont-grow-economy

November 21, 2010

What Will We Do About The Rich?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:58 am

Our favorite Senator talks about the endless greed of the top 1% of earners in this country and the need for all Democrats to dig in and stop them.

http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2010-11-21-02-18-55-news.php

November 5, 2010

Wealth Redistribution?

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 6:35 am

November 3, 2010

The Rich Don’t Need The Rest Of Us

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:04 am

Bill Moyers on the “plutocracy” or “plutonomy.”  This article is long, but it’s vinatge Moyers and is well worth the time devoted to it.  Written in honor of the late Howard Zinn, it is as inspiring and empowering as Zinn at his best.  Read on.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/11/02-2

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