Tag Archive: wealth

Mar 05

Buying more than a piece of the rock

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and billionaires: Stop the vilification of wealthy people! I’m concerned about those poor rich people too. Especially the very richest. Did …

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Dec 07

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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Jun 14

Texas Bank & Trust bankrolls Habitat for Humanity

The local Texas Bank & Trust has pledged $50,000 to the Long Habitat for Humanity’s Foundations for the Future Capital Campaign. The donation will fund a new facility. “As a community bank we understand that access to safe and affordable housing is vitally important to the strength of any community. There is no better testament …

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Jul 21

Shameless tax loopholes

Sen. Lindsey Graham says tax-avoiding gimmicks are “American.” By William A. Collins Don’t just hang Your head and moan, Buy a loophole Of your own. One intriguing aspect of today’s taxation debate is that it’s so shameless. Republican leaders aren’t embarrassed in the slightest to shill for the rich. Consider this gem from Sen. Lindsey …

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Dec 13

Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism. By Mariko Chang and Dedrick Muhammad The holiday season exerts a lot of pressure to spend what you don’t have and go deeper into debt in the name of “giving.” This year, let us …

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