Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates. Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. He was eager to speak out in support of the federal estate […]
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 […]
A lobbying coalition advocating for a tax holiday for repatriating offshore profits has disbanded, said a lobbyist who worked on the effort who wouldn’t publicly discuss the reasons for the decision. The Win America Campaign, which included Cisco Systems Inc., […]
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 […]
Armed with pies and pie charts on Sunday afternoon in Prospect Park, a group of self-identified 1%ers set out to educate neighborhood residents about the role of the tax system in increasing wealth inequality in the United States. Purposefully staged […]
Congress should pass the “Buffett rule” to restore fairness to the federal income tax system and raise urgently needed revenue. But lawmakers should go further to rebalance the tax code and eliminate many provisions that benefit only the wealthiest 1 […]
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