Inequality In America Is More Than An Academic Term

Inequality In America Is More Than An Academic Term

It impacts how we live and even how long we live. It affects education, the length and depth of poverty in our nation, our ability to rise and make a new life for ourselves. Structural inequality means that public policies are made to benefit a very few instead of the mass of Americans. Despite vaunted myths about our democracy, average Americans have little or no influence on political decisions in the United States.

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Utah Patriotic Millionaires Deliver Letter to Sen. Hatch

Utah Patriotic Millionaires Deliver Letter to Sen. Hatch

Millions of Utahns will file their taxes this week, but thousands of investment fund managers earning millions of dollars per year will pay at a lower tax rate than teachers, firefighters and most ordinary Americans. A group of Utahns, the Utah Chapter of the Patriotic Millionaires, want this changed and called on Senator Orrin Hatch to close the "carried interest loophole."

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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: 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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