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Do billionaires have a right to exist?

What an interesting question!

See the answer: (10) Do billionaires have a right to exist? – Robert Reich (substack.com)

Should Billionaires face a Minimum Tax Rate?

Yes, says the newly created EU Tax Observatory

Billionaires should face a minimum tax rate, report says – BBC News

Tax the rich!

In an open letter to G20 leaders as they prepared to convene in New Delhi, India for their annual summit, U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) joined economist Jayati Ghosh, Patriotic Millionaires chair Morris Pearl, philanthropist Abigail Disney, and more than 300 others in declaring that “we cannot allow extreme wealth to continue corroding our collective future.”

“Decades of falling taxes on the richest, based on the false promise that the wealth at the top would somehow benefit us all, has contributed to the rise in extreme inequality,” the Tuesday letter states. “Our political choices allow ultra-wealthy individuals to continue to use tax shelters and enjoy preferential treatment to the extent that, in most countries in the world, they pay lower tax rates than ordinary people.”

“At the same time, the world has seldom had more need for the richest to pay,” the letter continues, noting that global extreme poverty rose in 2020 for the first time in more than two decades as Covid-19 threw the world into economic chaos.

Debunking the Five Major Myths About Outmigration

Don’t tax the rich! If you do, they will leave the country … Well, no, they won’t! Read here why not

Debunking the Five Major Myths About Outmigration – Mass. Budget and Policy Center (massbudget.org)

You can’t own the Sea

No matter how rich you are … The deaths aboard the Titan submersible are a tragedy — a tragedy born of the hubris of the ultra-wealthy.

Read Jacobin’s article

Why Billionaires Hate Social Security

The real goal of billionaire-funded Social Security rhetoric is to prevent the public from drawing a connection between Social Security’s finances, the working-class retirement crisis, and the ludicrous amounts of wealth held by America’s billionaires.

Read this most interesting article

The first trillionaire: no cause for celebration

I explained back then how tax policy was supercharging the accumulation of obscene fortunes in America. Policy makers, I noted, had lifted the lid on wealth accumulation by decreasing taxes on inheritances and income from capital. That policy failure would go on to become substantially worse in 2017 with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Others would see this same ominous trend. In an interview with CNBC, several experts recognized the distinct possibility the world would have its first trillionaire by 2039, the year CNBC would turn 50.

Read the article by ‘Veteran tax attorney Bob Lord, an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow, is currently serving as a senior advisor on tax policy for Patriotic Millionaires.

The billionaires that threaten democracy

They prioritize capital, not people …

The Billionaires Who Are Threatening Democracy – The Atlantic

The ultra-rich are destroying the Earth

but even more: they are hurting the poor…

Two new scientific papers break down how the rich are destroying Earth | Salon.com

How the world’s billionaires got so rich 2023?

Yes, how?

How The World’s Billionaires Got So Rich 2023 (forbes.com)

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