Gold Medals of Tax Cutting

As Congress rushes for the exits to begin their month long summer vacation, they’ve been busy passing tax cut legislation that in many categories is worthy of a Gold Medal. The Senate started last week when it passed a one-year […]

East Texas Review: Barclay on Financial Transaction Tax

Great opinion piece by former Chicago Stock Exchange executive and Wealth for Common Good member, Bill Barclay: We must reduce the role of finance so that it once again supports the real economy of goods and services, rather than playing […]

How the Wealthy View Taxes

This past week two very wealthy Americans took two very different stances on the issue of paying taxes. Embroiled J.P Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told NBC’s Meet the Press audience that he believed many on Wall Street shared his […]

Star Democrat: Rich American Freeloaders

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 off their wealth. And this isn’t […]

Other Words: William Rice: The Rich Don’t Need A Free Ride

Despite popular fascination with the rich and famous, most working people have little understanding of the finances of the wealthy. And the rich use that unfamiliarity to their advantage as they wield their outsized influence over public policy. Take the […]

The New York Times: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched. While the poor and middle class […]