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Why AOC's tax plan makes sense: It would help keep oligarchs in check.
The main reason to hike top tax rates, in this view, isn’t to keep the deficit in check; it’s simply to keep individuals from becoming too wealthy, because inequality is itself toxic for society.
taxes  politics  money 
26 days ago by deusx
The rich really are different: Their bodies contain unique chemical pollutants - Quartz
“Tell me what kinds of toxins are in your body, and I’ll tell you how much you’re worth,” could be the new motto of doctors everywhere.
health  money  toxins  chemicals  to:fb 
august 2013 by deusx
Nobody Understands Debt - NYTimes.com
So yes, debt matters. But right now, other things matter more. We need more, not less, government spending to get us out of our unemployment trap. And the wrongheaded, ill-informed obsession with debt is standing in the way.
politics  economy  debt  money 
january 2012 by deusx
Occupy George
Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the public of America's daunting economic disparity one bill at a time. Because money knowledge is power.
occupy  ows  george  politics  money  economy 
december 2011 by deusx
Occupy language: the struggle over meaning | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
If we know anything about the recent income and accumulated assets of the now notorious 1%, it is that much of this wealth, by any rational standard, is undeserved. This applies especially to the Wall Street bankers who looted the global economy with sleazy tactics and, sadly, also with impunity.

That is why, if I was the editor in charge of any news organisation, I would flatly ban the use of the word "earned", when "profited" or "made" (as in money) would be much more accurate, or at least neutral. I would not try to say who "deserved" profits; only that profits were made.
politics  economy  occupy  ows  money  finance  anger 
november 2011 by deusx
Rich Class fighting 99%, winning big-time - Paul B. Farrell - MarketWatch
They’re fighting you, winning big-time, and you’re the loser. It’s just one generation since conservatives put Reagan in office: In those three short decades the income and wealth of the top 1% has tripled while the income of the bottom 99% of all Americans has stagnated or dropped.
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Yes, folks, America really is under attack daily. We are fighting on the defense in an historic class warfare. Yes, the Rich Class really did start this war. And yes, they really are winning, big-time. And yes, they are addicted to winning at all costs, to get richer and richer just for the sake of getting richer and richer.
economy  jobs  wealth  money  politics  ows  occupywallstreet  occupy 
november 2011 by deusx
Daily Kos: The bank said 'You'll be back.'
Anyway, the bankster told her "You'll be back. Credit unions can't provide the services you need." We'll see about that.
money  banking  ows 
november 2011 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Alternative boondoggles
"Either way, the direct costs of the Iraq war exceed the maximum cost estimate for a manned Mars expedition, infrastructure and all, by 20%"
mars  iraq  money  space  war 
june 2008 by deusx
Unasked-For Advice to New Writers About Money
"it very often appears to me that regardless of how smart and clever and interesting and fun my fellow writers are on every other imaginable subject, when it comes to money — and specifically their own money — writers have as much sense as chimps on c
writing  money  career  future 
february 2008 by deusx
Is Jay-Z signaling a recession? | Chaska Herald
"When I start seeing rap stars flashing euros instead of U.S. dollars, I know our economy is in trouble."
funny  rappers  money  euros  dollars 
november 2007 by deusx
Anne 2.1 » Blog Archive » How to Get Out of Your Funk A-Listers: Stop Thinking About Money
"Give me a chance to play with new technology, a bunch of smart online buddies, some money to pay the bills, and I’m happy. For a lot of us, it’s not about the money. It is STILL about the technology and more money floating around doesn’t change tha
web20  dotcom  money 
may 2007 by deusx
Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now
"In a few years, things will be beautiful again. The big money will be slumbering away, and the marketing departments will be a distant memory. We can focus, once again, on the technology. And the burgers and beer."
web20  siliconvalley  marketing  money 
may 2007 by deusx
In God We Trust
"Using a red pen or stamp, I mark a circle and slash over the word "God" (as pictured above) on every bill that passes my way"
atheism  religion  currency  money 
november 2006 by deusx
Skip the Coffee? What’s Money for, Anyway? - New York Times
"A happier life calls for a little grasshopper with your ant."
finance  money  budget  starbucks  life 
october 2006 by deusx
Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard ‽ Blog Archive ‽ Business Week followup: Valuing assets
'Digg is a great site and a great service, and someday it may be worth a big pile of actual dollars, and many of those dollars may end up in Kevin Rose's pocket. But until then he has simply not "made" millions of dollars.'
digg  money  web20  businessweek  media  press 
august 2006 by deusx
Oil Execs to Be Asked to Justify Profits - Yahoo! News
"There is growing distress among both Republicans and Democrats in Congress about the huge profits reported by oil companies last week."
oil  money  economy  greed 
november 2005 by deusx
USATODAY.com - Tech people appear hyped about their industry again
"Wow. Not one bubble, but two at once! So THAT'S what Web 2.0 means! What's not to love?"
webdev  money  jobs 
october 2005 by deusx

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