Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Ending enhanced unemployment benefits didn’t get people back to work. It just made them poorer.
The latest tax proposals in Congress are an okay first step, but don’t go far enough to address one of the biggest enablers of dynastic wealth.
The Ways and Means Committee plan would make a down payment on much-needed public investments but doesn’t go far enough to address wealth inequality.
Our richest can now fly halfway round the world with their circadian rhythms totally intact.
Revenue options that would also curb runaway executive pay have strong appeal across the political spectrum.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
It’s a complicated question. But as a tax attorney, I believe firmly that the flaws are intentional.