Imagine. You’re one of the privileged uber-rich, and on top of already having billions of bucks tucked away, suddenly, in a single year, here comes 27.3 more gushing … Read more How Do the Rich Become Uber-Rich?
Doing the tax dodge tap dance is complicated, requiring sophisticated techniques and tricky maneuvers. Sen. Russell Long, the powerful Senate Finance Committee chair from 1966 to 1981 from … Read more Doing the Tax Dodge Tap Dance
The need for charity only exists because we’re tolerating widespread inequality created by power elites. Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” and “season of giving” to encourage … Read more What’s the Charitable Thing to Do About Widespread Inequality?
Own your own power co-op! About 40 years ago, a right-wing codger named Eddie Chiles became a momentary political celebrity in my state by buying airtime on hundreds … Read more What If You Were to Own Your Own Power Company?
Ho-ho-ho! Wait till you hear about the special gifts I gave some of America’s power elites for Christmas. This special Christmas column is re-gifted to you from last … Read more Special Gifts for Special People
Corporate powers like the Formosa Plastics Corporation need to be held accountable. The many sparkling bays along the Texas coastline of the Gulf of Mexico have long provided … Read more Can ‘Powerless Nobodies’ Fight the Corporate Powers?
We the People can choose a path that bends toward justice: 6 in 10 Americans favor Sen. Warren’s plan to tax the rich. There’s nothing inevitable about inequality. … Read more ‘Tax the Rich’ Is No Longer Just a Political Slogan
There’s a new political army on the march in America, moving forcibly into the 2020 campaign. There’s a new political army on the march in America, moving forcibly … Read more What’s Scaring the Bejeezus out of Billionaires in the 2020 Campaign?
How the rich get richer (of course) with the so-called poverty subsidy. Years ago, a Texas legislator who was occasionally known to take lobbyists’ cash in exchange for … Read more How Trump’s Poverty Subsidy Enriches the Rich
Until relatively recently, the ethical standard was for workers to gain a proportionate share of the income growth we generate, but now we have a “wealth monopoly.” I … Read more The Wealth Monopoly