There’s a lot of (welcome) discussion about taxing the rich these days, but so far, there hasn’t been substantive talk about the structural problems that got our country to its current inequality crisis in the first place. I think this is an absolutely vital narrative to communicate to the American public, because if we want to create lasting, sustainable change, voters need to know just … Continue reading We Have to Fix What Reagan Broke
On January 27, Patriotic Millionaire Roberta Kaplan was presented with the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor awarded by the New York State Bar Association. Kaplan is a civil rights lawyer who came to prominence for representing Edith Windsor in United States v. Windsor (2013). As counsel, Kaplan argued that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. Her success in the case paved the … Continue reading Patriotic Millionaires in the Spotlight: Roberta Kaplan
Despite not being nominated for any awards, the Time’s Up movement was the star of last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Men and women attending the ceremony wore black in solidarity with those working to end workplace harassment, and numerous actresses used their platforms to speak about the newly established legal defense fund. Before it’s formal launch, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund had already raised … Continue reading Patriotic Millionaires in the Spotlight: Roberta Kaplan
Mr. President, the American people have a right to see your taxes. We need to know if you will personally benefit from proposed legislation. We need to know if you are entangled in nefarious dealings.
Consider what Trump himself said last January: “My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy. I’ve grabbed all the money I could get, I’m so greedy.”
Patriotic Millionaire Carol Winograd was caught during a special moment at the DNC in Philadelphia.
This weekend, Patriotic Millionaire Sam Polk is opening the first of hundreds of planned new restaurants that are bringing a whole new model of capitalism to bear on the issue of limited food choices and quality in poorer neighborhoods.
Today a new documentary, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, about the life and times – and genius – of this great man is released.
Patriotic Millionaire Stephen Silberstein is leading an effort to shine a light on exorbitant pay packages through a shareholders resolution at BlackRock Inc., one of the largest fund managers in the world.
Patriotic Millionaire and Director Abigail Disney’s follows a conservative Evangelical preacher as he discovers how to preach the growing toll of gun violence in America. Tune in May 10th, 2016 to PBS for a special screening– you’ll be glad you did!
What if more major companies shared the wealth with the employees who helped build them? If more enterprises valued their employees, not just with living wages but also with ownership stakes, we’d have considerably less inequality.
Quick comebacks to the regressive tax rhetoric you hear on the radio and around the dinner table.
The Patriotic Millionaires consider this film, which is highlighting the dangerous and rapid expansion of the wealth gap, as fundamental to the national conversation about economic inequality.
As global wealth concentrates in fewer hands, the world’s wealthy are shifting trillions to offshore havens to escape taxation, accountability, and publicity.
“‘The Brainwashing of My Dad’ brings together diligent research into the history of the conservative media movement along with personal stories from everyday people,” Smith said. “It shows how damaged a relationship can become after a loved one gets hooked on right wing media.”
Some part of our national income is spent on collective purposes — the common good. Should decisions on how to spend that money be made by (a) individuals who earn the money deciding how to spend it or (b) representatives elected by the voters deciding?
Rather than spend money on advertising, they invested in hiring more full-time employees, closing on major holidays so employees could spend time with their families, and offering a 100% guarantee of satisfaction on every item they sold.
I started out in the lower middle class. My early family life, growing up in the Pacific Northwest in the ‘50s, had its difficulties and challenges. I was working outside the house by age of nine in order to become financially independent. But I was I white, male and fairly clever, and that made every difference and my life journey much easier.
Regular people all over America are keenly aware of the corrupting influence of money in politics. They are rightfully angry. The DNC just gave them one more reason for their anger.
Why are we in fact subsidizing housing for wealthy people? Not only are we subsidizing housing for the wealthy, we’re doing it to the tune of billions of dollars a year. This can’t possibly be a good thing, and we should stop it.