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Friday Nite Videos | March 8, 2019

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A Better Way to Tax the Rich. Venezuela | Music Parody. Beauty and the East | A Short Film. Automation: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Discussion of Rep. Ilhan Omar's Challenge to the Israel Lobby.

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A Better Way to Tax the Rich

American wealth inequality is staggering. A wealth tax, which would home in on the money people actually have, rather than just the money we earn and spend, could be a solution.

A US Tax on Wealth Is Long Overdue

Thomas Piketty The Boston Globe; Common Dreams
Between 1930 and 1980, the rate applied on the highest incomes was on average 81 percent, and the rate applied to the highest inherited estates was 74 percent. Clearly this did not destroy American capitalism.

Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Is Constitutional, and Necessary

Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times
The concentration of wealth in America has reached levels that make the gilt of the 19th century Gilded Age look like dross. There’s sound economic and social sense in taxing the hell out of excessive incomes and excessive wealth.

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Racial Wealth Gap Much Smaller Among Union Members

Christian Weller Forbes
Persistently large wealth inequality leaves many African-Americans--as well as Latinos and some parts of the Asian-American communities--in a very precarious economic situation and poorly prepared for retirement.

Friday Nite Videos | November 10, 2017

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What Are the Paradise Papers?

More than 13m leaked files reveal the hidden wealth of some of the world’s richest people including sports stars, celebrities and heads of state. The Paradise Papers show how complex schemes set up in offshore islands can help the super-rich avoid billions in taxes.

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