Charities are increasingly reliant on larger donations from a smaller number of high net-worth donors.
Growing inequality and the nature of populist movements help explain 2016 and the rise of both Sanders and Trump. Understanding these dynamics can create the potential for serious radical change.
The stories politicians tell about their successes matter — including the ones they omit. Donald Trump was born on third base, but claims he hit a triple.
All humanity is now wound together, our fate linked to our ability to respond to a planetary challenge bigger than anything we’ve ever faced before.
Clinton’s plan to expand the federal estate tax on the wealthy represents a bold step in the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt.
How do we make sense of the modern rural right wing consistently voting against their own interests? It starts with empathy…
New Census data show rising incomes and shrinking poverty. But it’s not quite time to bust out the champagne.
Like the park system, the estate tax is a fundamentally American notion, an absolutely democratic intervention against a drift toward plutocracy and extreme wealth imbalances. Taxing inheritances set the U.S. apart from the monarchies and wealth dynasties of Europe.
There’s a saying that applies to America most vociferous political opponents of the estate tax: Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
A new book, Five Easy Theses, offers straightforward solutions to the nation’s most vexing problems.
We’re witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
George Lakey’s new book, Viking Economics breaks down how the Nordic countries achieved their high standard of living and lower inequality.
A new study dramatizes the struggles of low-wage workers and provides a precise analysis of who these workers are and where they live.
A new report provides an unprecedented peek at income inequality at the city and county level. Look up your area!
Think you’ve heard it all about the Koch Brothers and the power of dark money? Think again.
Nothing signifies the Wall Street corruption of our political system and tax code as much as the “carried interest tax loophole.”
How clueless can you be? Our imperial CEOs need a little populism 101. Here are a few clues on what the populist public is demanding.
Quick come-backs to the regressive tax rhetoric you hear on the radio and around the dinner table.
Breaking from decades of aggressive tax avoidance, General Electric announced they will pay taxes in their future hometown
A champion of fairness, Representative Martin Sabo fought for working people to reduce inequality. We’re proud to have worked alongside him.
The gap between richest and poorest communities grows, a reality plain to see in America’s heartland.
Cutting all taxes on investments was a bad idea sixteen years ago and remains a bad idea today.
What the negative wealth at the bottom of the economic spectrum says about our overall economy matters deeply.
Bring your capital back to the real economy and establish a stake in the commonweal we all share.
Why Pope Francis celebrated the life of Dorothy Day in his Capitol Hill address.
Our campaign finance system isn’t just sending us toward a new Gilded Age — it’s a new Platinum Age.
Staging an Olympics in Boston could help reduce the wealth gap, but only if planners identify the interventions that could reduce the city’s most basic disparities.
How does tax avoidance by the wealthy affect you? Here are five tax secrets billionaires deploy to keep you paying more than you should.
At a recent House hearing, estate tax opponents focused on farmers because they’d prefer not to mention that repealing the tax helps only billionaires and multi-millionaires.
Conservative economists tried to embarrass Thomas Piketty at the American Economic Association annual meeting this weekend in Boston. They ended up embarrassing only themselves.
Why should our greatest generation be behind us?
Advantages accelerate for wealthy children while disadvantages compound for everyone else.