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How to Tax Our Way Back to Justice

Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman New York Times
The good news is that we can fix tax injustice, right now. There is nothing inherent in modern technology or globalization that destroys our ability to institute a highly progressive tax system. The choice is ours.

The Politics and Potential of the Green New Deal

Johanna Bozuwa Progressive Review
A Green New Deal in the US could help break corporate power and control over economic decision‐making, design a just transition for workers, and reimagine neighbourhoods and communities

The Measure of Our Happiness

H. Patricia Hynes Common Dreams
The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”

Abolish Billionaires

Farhad Manjoo New York Times
A radical idea is gaining adherents on the left. It’s the perfect way to blunt tech-driven inequality.
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