In the past, presidents have generally tried to limit their own travel and that of their families so as not to create large security bills for the country.
Save perhaps Google, no other company matches Facebook’s influence. But it signals a bigger shift in economic power, enabled by technology, away from consumers, producers and employees, to platforms such as Uber and Airbnb that add infrastructure rather than productive capacity to the economy. Our outdated systems of national and...
Why would anyone expect this group of people to be leaders in the fight against inequality? Would we expect major advancements on animal rights from a gathering of hunters?
Eight men own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who comprise the poorest half of humanity. Those eight men are Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, and Michael Bloomberg.
The most probable outcome from a tax holiday for offshore corporate cash is that the yawning chasm between the richest Americans and everyone else will just get wider.
Right now, nearly 1 in 8 people on earth go to bed hungry. The majority of these people are farm workers supplying the very food system that is failing them. Yet there is enough food for everyone.
Change is slow, and at times seems hopeless. But change is inevitable. Do not wait for politicians to take the lead. We are the leaders.
White families and black families should not be pitted against each other in a fight over the crumbs on the table. All families should be angry at a rigged economic system.
“I can’t, in good conscience, continue to give our tax money to a government that actively works against the needs of its citizens; a state that is systematically targeting the citizens in most need."