Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home! (TEDx Talk)

Wealthiest One Percent, Come Home! (TEDx Talk)

In this new TEDx Talk, Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Myer fortune invites the planet’s wealthy to “come home” – not withdraw - and humbly invest in building resilient and healthy communities. He urges his fellow wealthy to join networks like the Patriotic Millionaires to advocate for tax fairness, living wages and a campaign finance system that reduces the influence of big money and politics.

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Pearls of Wisdom: What Do You Do When You Have A Debt You Don't Want To Pay?

Pearls of Wisdom: What Do You Do When You Have A Debt You Don't Want To Pay?

Just donate a few tens of thousands of dollars to a Senator and then when he reaches out to extend his thanks, explain to him the grave injustice to which the bank is subjecting you to, and explain how it could all be made right by just adding one harmless little non-controversial paragraph to the Trust Indenture Act.

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Pearls of Wisdom: A Response to Billionaire Bonanza

Pearls of Wisdom: A Response to Billionaire Bonanza

In a report entitled Billionaire Bonanza released December 2, my fellow Patriotic Millionaire Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies detailed the extreme and growing level of wealth inequality in America. The results truly scared me and you should be scared too, whether you are part of the 99% or part of the 1%.

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A More Equal Nation: The Patriotic Millionaires are pushing to rid the nation of income inequality

A More Equal Nation: The Patriotic Millionaires are pushing to rid the nation of income inequality

The scene in the Senate cafeteria Wednesday was the very definition of cognitive dissonance: A group of wealthy businessmen seated shoulder-to-shoulder with white-collar office workers and Congressional maintenance men in work coveralls. Munching on brown-bag lunches, the tycoons argued that pay for the maintenance men, and hourly workers like them, should double, even though the hike would eat into their own bottom lines.

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A Tipping Point For The TPP

A Tipping Point For The TPP

Think quickly- are you trying to sell something in a foreign country and frustrated by government regulations? If so, the TPP might be able to help you. If not, you are part of the majority of those who will not see immediate benefits. The hope is that some of the benefits will “trickle down” to you, though as we know, that hope tends to fall short.

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Tell CNBC: Ask Republicans for a ‘Show of Hands’ on Minimum Wage

Tell CNBC: Ask Republicans for a ‘Show of Hands’ on Minimum Wage

“Is there anyone on stage - can I see hands - who is willing to pledge their support to a policy that would save taxpayers millions of dollars, decrease dependency on government programs, and provide a significant boost to the economy while simultaneously re-asserting a central tenet of the American social contract? Again, we’re looking for you to raise your hand now, raise your hand now if you will make that pledge tonight.”

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Supporting the Department of Labor's "Best Interest Rule" Is Good for All Business

Supporting the Department of Labor's

Far too many business leaders today define the success of their company solely by the profit it generates. That's one reason why so many Americans are losing faith in major corporations - they're tired of seeing a mentality that puts profit before people, whether those people be the companies' employees or their fellow citizens.

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