“ Because my country — our country — means more than my money. ”

Charlie Fink, former AOL executive



I don’t want to add to my personal net worth at the expense of my fellow Americans. I can pay more, I should pay more, and I reject the false concept that we wealthy Americans are the job creators who will leave the country with our money if we’re asked to pay our fair share. —Karen Stewart, Patriotic Millionaire and Angel Investor



Yesterday, Amazon announced plans to lay off another 9,000 workers.

Asking for a friend… if the company is in so much trouble, does this mean that it’s not going through with its $10 billion stock buyback plan too?
It’s difficult to impose meaningful sanctions on Russian oligarchs because they inevitably find other ways to hide their money.

Brooke Harrington has a better idea: impose sanctions on the wealth managers that enable their illegal tax evasion schemes.
There’s a new leader in town at Starbucks.

Laxman Narasimhan needs to use this fresh beginning to change the company’s approach to unions. Workers have the right to organize, and Starbucks needs to recognize that. Put the anti-worker Schultz era to bed


Patriotic Millionaires

Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high-net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system: 1. All citizens should enjoy political power equal to that enjoyed by millionaires; 2. All citizens who work full time should be able to afford their basic needs; 3. Tax receipts from millionaires, billionaires and corporations should comprise a greater proportion of federal tax receipts.