Tag Archives: billionaires

The biggest post-election losers… Or, six old white men that need to be set adrift on ice floes

Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, when asked a few days ago to reflect on the election, said, “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” Sure, he’s probably lying, but I still think it’s safe to say that this comment, […]

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Billionaires stepping up, acknowledging their good fortune, and doing what’s right

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett have challenged their fellow American billionaires to pledge at least half of their net worth to charity, either in their lifetimes or at their death. And, always one to lead by example, Warren Buffet today announced that he would be donating all but 1% of his wealth. Following […]

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Closing tax loopholes for billionaires

I don’t have the time or desire to put together a long post tonight on how our American tax code is unnecessarily complicated, and favors the super-rich. To do it well would be a daunting task, and I’m not up for it at the moment. What I am up for, however, is passing along this […]

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