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The Truth About Corporate Contributions

Corporate Revenue Generated

Meanwhile, corporate profits as percentage of GDP are at an all-time high. Think that’s just a coincidence?

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One Adam Smith Quote That’s Not Cited Enough

Adam Smith Capitalism

It cannot be–the father of capitalism and deity of free-marketeers in favor of a progressive tax system?

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That Awkward Moment When You Realize What “Trickle Down” Really Means

Ha Joon Chang Trickle Down

Wealth creation does not equal job creation, guys. It means hoarding most of it and investing in politicians who will help you hoard even more.

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Please, Cut My Social Security

Social Security

Pay no mind to the fact that if we simply raised the social security payroll tax cap–or eliminated it entirely–we’d be injecting some fairness and eternal solvency into the program. Oh, and the best part? Only 1 in 20 workers would be affected. Too bad they’re the wealthiest, otherwise this move would be a no-brainer.

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The Truth About Walmart Wages

Walmart Minimum Wage

Yes, but these are savvy shoppers who hone in on a deal like a Texas conservative to an anti-abortion bill. A 1.1% increase in price would mean that instead of paying $10 pre-tax for season one of “Seventh Heaven,” they’d pay…$10.11.

(And help hardworking Walmart employees live with dignity and support themselves instead of resorting to the government teat for aid.)

The horror!

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