Opinion

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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Does inequality have a silver lining?

An insider is spilling the beans on the great unsaid in charitable circles: You can't ignore inequality and hope to fix an unequal world.

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How to tax the rich and audit them too!

Auditors generally do a decent job identifying how much wealthy taxpayers are trying to shortchange Uncle Sam. But they're only examining a fraction of the returns the wealthy file.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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News clips from the world of the wealthy

The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.

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Study shows tea party not what it pretends to be

Shedding some light on membership in the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.

Taxing millionaires to build healthier communities

For years, Lillian had struggled to keep her family safe and healthy amid the rising poverty, joblessness and growing crack cocaine epidemic in Bayview-Hunter's Point.

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Snapshots from the world of the wealthy

Every spring, major media outlets start releasing annual reports on America's biggest income earners, and USA Today just helped kick off this year's surge.

 

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Close to half of all Americans live near poverty

Tens of millions of families are working regularly but have little savings and are on the brink of disaster.

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Racism: pollutant that serves GOP, Wall St interests

Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.

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