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The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer: A Former CEO Exposes the Corruption Behind Their Obscene Paychecks
Business  (tags: greed, income disparity, economic injustice, one percent, 1% )

Freya
- 60 days ago - alternet.org
The indirect effect of the increase in income inequality is economically more injurious than the erosion of company earnings or a stock market downturn.
Tell Congress: We Need the Wealthy and Big Corporations to Pay Their Fair Share
Business  (tags: taxes, economic injustice, tax system, wealth, corporations, petitions )

Freya
- 63 days ago - actionnetwork.org
The chief architect of the Senate tax giveaway is Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. He just announced that he's requesting input "from experts and stakeholders" on how best to reform the tax system.
Sign the Petition: Demand Wall Street Pay Its Fair Share of Taxes
Business  (tags: taxes, economic injustice, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 149 days ago - dailykos.com
While we're paying our fair share of taxes, Wall Street banks are using a rigged system to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes each year.
United Airlines Shows How Inequality Is Putting the Squeeze on Customer Service
Business  (tags: customer service, airlines, economic injustice, inequality )

Freya
- 155 days ago - theweek.com
Treatment of customers is increasingly stratified by class: Well-off individuals with money to burn get pampered, while the vast majority of Americans are treated like dirt.
Trump Flip Flops Once Again, Now Allowing Hedge Funds Their $180 Billion Tax Dodge
Business  (tags: taxes, tax evasion, greed, finances, economic injustice )

Freya
- 156 days ago - alternet.org
Imagine a tax scam so outrageous that even Donald Trump admits it's inexcusable.
100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Wealth as 41% of American Families
Business  (tags: retirement, savings, economic injustice, income inequality, greed )

Freya
- 275 days ago - alternet.org
Everyone should be able to enjoy their golden years - not just former CEOs and presidents.
Close the Tax Loophole for Wall Street Billionaires
Business  (tags: Wall Street, taxation, economic injustice, petitions, hedge fund managers, 1%, one percent, billionaires )

Freya
- 366 days ago - signherenow.org
Wall Street money managers (like hedge fund managers) pay lower tax rates than many middle-income families, even while earning millions - or billions - of dollars per year.
Close the Loophole in Section 162(M) That Forces Taxpayers to Subsidize CEO Bonuses!
Business  (tags: CEOs, Executives, tax breaks, greed, income inequality, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 379 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Section 162(m) was a well-intentioned effort by Bill Clinton to rein in executive pay by capping tax deductions for CEOs. There's a loophole in the language, however, that allows exemptions for any pay that is considered "performance-based."
Blatant Illegal Job Misclassification Causes Stress and Pain
Business  (tags: independent contractors, gig economy, benefits, wages, economic injustice, jobs, income )

Freya
- 416 days ago - alternet.org
Are gig economy workers independent contractors or indentured servants?
It Took 40 Years and Millions of Lives Destroyed for Elites to Admit That Neoliberalism Has Failed
Business  (tags: economic inequality, economic injustice, wealth, greed, poverty, Latin America )

Freya
- 473 days ago - alternet.org
Last week a research wing of the International Monetary Fund came out with a report admitting that neoliberalism has been a failure.
The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class
Business  (tags: Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, gig economy, economic injustice, wages, income )

Freya
- 483 days ago - alternet.org
Gig economy profits are mostly going to wealthy executives.
Sadistic Capitalism: Six Urgent Matters for Humanity in Global Crisis
Business  (tags: capitalism, exploitation, poverty, economic injustice, income inequality, greed, oppression )

Freya
- 524 days ago - truth-out.org
In these mean streets of globalized capitalism in crisis, it has become profitable to turn poverty and inequality into a tourist attraction.
Stand With Sen. Brown: Tell Congress to Fight Wage Theft
Business  (tags: wages, income, theft, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 544 days ago - act.credoaction.com
It's bad enough that businesses have kept wages flat for decades and the minimum wage isn't enough to keep people out of poverty. To make matters worse, employers across the country are actually stealing from workers and denying them the pay they earned.
Silicon Valley Tech Worker Fired After Blogging About Starving While Working at Billion-Dollar Food Delivery Firm
Business  (tags: work, wages, poverty, blogs, economic injustice )

Freya
- 576 days ago - alternet.org
Her letter is a summary of the economic misery many millennials have found themselves in after leaving college.
The Real Terrorists: The .01%
Business  (tags: income inequality, economic injustice, greed, tax evasion, poverty )

Freya
- 617 days ago - nationofchange.org
They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game. The inequality horror theyâEUR(TM)ve fomented is reaching far beyond the half of America that is in or near poverty.
 

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