Tag Archive: rich

Oct 30 2013

Charting a better path for our public schools:Even middle-class students no longer get a fair shot at a solid education.

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education decision, separate but unequal school systems still stunt our nation’s potential. After the 1954 ruling, segregating racially within a town or county became much more cumbersome without coming to an end. New towns blossomed, largely through restrictive zoning, that were …

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Jun 04 2013

Money still can’t buy happiness: And we finally have a nation that’s taking that reality to heart.

What makes us happy? In America, we’ve been asking this question ever since 1776, the year we declared for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Back then, Americans seeking more happiness had little more than guesswork to go by. Now we have help: a new science of happiness with years of research findings behind …

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Jul 30 2012

Marching towards greater inequality

The world’s super rich, according to a new report, are squirreling away phenomenal quantities of their cash in secret tax havens. By Sam Pizzigati Are America’s rich getting richer? Certainly. Every official yardstick shows that America’s most affluent are upping their incomes much faster than everyone else. How fast? Between 1980 and 2010, note economists …

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Jun 05 2012

Will you seek God’s wisdom or play a game of chance?

By James J. Jackson Many of the TV game shows are based upon human greed.  On the show ‘Deal or No Deal’, one can increase their winnings by making just the right choices of suitcases.  ‘Jeopardy’ allows one to wager all of their money (or even more than they have) in order to increase their …

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Apr 10 2012

Invoking fake job creators to cut taxes on the rich

We’re squandering an extraordinary opportunity to rebuild America. By Robert L. Borosage Conservatives like House Speaker John Boehner say the government can’t raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires because they are “job creators.” Instead, House Republicans are once more calling for trillions in more tax cuts for the richest Americans. That’s a big mistake. The …

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Apr 10 2012

Rich freeloaders

It’s time for wealthy people like me to become more responsible and pay our fair share of taxes. By Betsy Malcolm Like too many Americans, I’m unemployed. But in my case, the reason isn’t that I can’t find work — it’s that I don’t need it. I’m among the lucky few who can live comfortably …

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Nov 09 2011

Ask the columnist: A primer on wealth and taxes

It’s not fair to ask sacrifices only from those least able to afford it simply because they have the least political power. By Donald Kaul In response to my now famous “the-class-war-is-over-the-rich-guys-won” column, a gentleman from Kentucky writes a rather snarky letter posing several piercing questions that I will now answer: Q: How much do …

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Oct 24 2011

Refuse the politics of envy

By Gary Hardaway As sure as roosters crow at sunrise, every election season brings a similar cock-a-doodle-doo from certain politicians who have nothing to offer voters except class envy. The nation has grave problems; who’s to blame? The Rich. Anybody who makes more money than you or me. (In my case, that’s a very great …

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