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Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

On tax day, April 15, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans demonstrated with signs demanding lower taxes on the richest one percent. Where do protest movements like this come from? Rich people are an unpopular minority with plenty of political … Continue reading

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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor

Imagine an Internet where unseen hands curate your entire experience. Where third parties predetermine the news, products and prices you see—even the people you meet. A world where you think you are making choices, but in reality, your options are … Continue reading

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Oligarchy and Democracy

It is a confounding moment in American political history. On the one hand, evidence of democratic possibilities is undeniable. In 2008, millions of Americans helped catapult a man of half-African descent into the White House long before observers thought the … Continue reading

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Review: Winner-Take-All Politics

This is a transformative book. It’s the best book on American politics that I’ve read since Before the Storm. Not all of it is original (the authors seek to synthesize others’ work as well as present their own, but provide … Continue reading

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Winner-take-all politics: how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class

Read A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time–the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the … Continue reading

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Why the Rich Are Getting Richer

Read Read also:  Winner-take-all politics: how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class Increasing inequality in the United States has long been attributed to unstoppable market forces. In fact, as Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson … Continue reading

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