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The University of Michigan, with an increasingly wealthy student body, sets out to return the “common man” and increase economic diversity

Politico has a really interesting piece today about the increasingly wealthy University of Michigan student body, what that means in practical terms when it comes to economics and politics in the state, and what University leaders are doing to reverse the trend, and increase economic diversity on campus. And, interestingly, they’ve decided to tell the […]

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Wealthy patriots make the case to kill Bush’s tax cuts

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has long been outspoken in his belief that the rich in American need to pay their fair share in the way of taxes. While a majority of Americans would agree with Buffet, it’s not something that many of our leaders in Washington seem willing to bring up, let alone champion. As […]

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No tax cuts for the rich

I’ve been writing a lot about lately about the growing gap between rich and poor in American, and the systematic destruction of the middle class, and how I believe both trends to be destructive to our Democracy. I didn’t want to write about it tonight, though. I was actually planning to take the night off, […]

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What the rollback of the Estate Tax is costing the American people

I’m not much of a sports fan, but the recent news coverage on George Steinbrenner’s death sent me to the internet looking for the backstory on how he came to be the principal owner of the New York Yankees baseball franchise. (I was curious as to whether or not the team was inherited. It wasn’t. […]

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Raising the top marginal tax rate

When I sat down here tonight, in my tattered blogging leotard, my intention was to write something on the apparent effectiveness of Obama’s stimulus spending, and the possibility that his recently proposed budget would “shift $112 billion away from the nation’s top earners in 2012.” But, while trying to find a way to connect those […]

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