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Every Billionaire Is a Failure

Christine Emba Washington Post
Instead of debating tweaks at the edges of our tax system, what we should be doing is stretching ourselves to imagine a world where billionaires are impossible.

660 Billionaires See Wealth Rise 40 percent

Chuck Collins Inequality.org
The increase in US billionaire wealth has surpassed $1.1 trillion since mid-March, 2020, more than enough to pay for all the relief for working families contained in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package proposed by President Biden.

Taxes in a Time of Coronavirus

Amy Hanauer Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP)
Some problems can only be solved when public officials have the resources to act. Today’s public health crisis is that kind of problem. The current disaster threatens our health and our economy.

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Reader Comments: Return of Fascism; 2/3 Support Wealth Tax; CNN and Democratic Debate; Imminent Danger(?) - Soleimani Murder; Biden and Buttigieg; Boeing; Australia; Spain; Pesticide Use; Chesa Boudin; Missouri Seeks to Burn Books, Jail Librarians;

New Poll: Billionaire Tax Is Really Popular

Julia Conley Common Dreams
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed wealth taxes on the biggest fortunes in America. The White House and lots of billionaires are attacking them for it. But guess what: You'll be surprised who supports it.

Warren Would Take Billionaires Down a Few Billion Pegs

Patricia Cohen New York Times
This modest-sounding proposal would have a far-reaching impact on the wealthiest Americans when combined with her other tax plans — shrinking colossal fortunes over time and making it much more difficult to hand down multibillion-dollar legacies
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