“Finland has once again been named the happiest country in the world…. This is the fourth year in a row in which Finland came in first, and as usual fellow Nordic social democracies Denmark, Norway, and Sweden were also in the top 10.” — The Week, April 9. Finland was the world’s happiest country again […]
I often see him in downtown Seattle in the morning when I arrive. There were two other homeless guys nearby: one sleeping on a metal bench (like the one you see on the right above), the other sleeping in a doorway. Amazon.com’s headquarters are a few blocks away. The two richest men in the world […]
Corporate and billionaire giving helps their image more than it helps us January 19, 2019 By Matthew CaruchetReprinted from Economic Opportunity Institute Microsoft announced this week that it will spend $500 million to offset the lack of affordable housing and combat homelessness around Lake Washington. The money will be dispensed through loans and grants to […]
All In For Washington is a statewide effort to clean up the tax code so that all communities in Washington thrive. We know we can do great things when we all chip in our resources together to achieve the amazing things we could never accomplish alone.
There’s a new crazy charity, TheJobCreators.org — Help the poor by giving to the rich, that’s raising money by asking us to donate to the rich, so they can help the poor. Same reasoning as “tax cuts destroy jobs,” I guess.
If taxes on corporations kill jobs, as opponents of Seattle’s head tax claim, shouldn’t we tax only the middle class? 🙂 After all, the rich will just take their money and invest it elsewhere — in other states or, perhaps, the Cayman Islands. Indeed, tax avoidance is a national and international problem and is a […]
Koch network to spend $400 million during 2018 midterm election cycle Koch network to spend $20M selling GOP tax overhaul ahead of midterm elections Likewise, Sinclair deal spooks liberals ahead of 2020 presidential race and Sinclair Deal Threatens to Put Right-Wing Slant on Election News. These developments, combined with the existing reach of conservative media […]
I saw a facebook post that was encouraging overturning of I-200 (the voter-approved initiative which prohibits affirmative action and similar racial preferences). I support over-turning I-200 but that’s not my highest priority. My highest priorities are economic inequality and environmental justice. As I commented on the post, many people think the bill is of mixed […]
The Billionaire Bonanza: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Inequality Gap There are now 2,043 dollar billionaires worldwide. Nine out of 10 of them are men. In 12 months, the wealth of this elite group of 2,043 has increased by $762 billion — enough to end extreme poverty seven times over. In the […]
The GOP Plan Is the Biggest Tax Increase in American History, By Far The big deficits in GOP tax plan aren’t a glitch — they’re the whole point. “Slashing taxes is going to cause big budget deficits. But the reason Republicans don’t really care is because they can use the resulting fiscal crisis to go […]