Inequality.org

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Top Read: America’s Taxation Tradition

The demonization of anyone who talks about the dangers of concentrated wealth reflects a misreading of both the past and the present. Such talk stands very much in the American tradition.

Top Read: Wealth Over Work

Business income sits increasingly in the hands of a few. In 1979 the top 1 percent of U.S. households took 17 percent of the nation’s business income. By 2007: 43 percent.

Top Read: The $431 million payoff

With unemployment high and the state budget precarious, this Baltimore Sun editorial notes, it’s a mystery why Maryland lawmakers have decided that now’s the time to give the state’s wealthiest a major tax break.

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