Capital gains

Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

We talked to the French economist about his new book Capital and Ideology, his thoughts on Covid-19, and more.

Mar 26, 2020 / Editorial / Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Wall Street Grey

A Private-Sector Case Against Exploitation A Private-Sector Case Against Exploitation

In his new book, Peter Georgescu argues that capitalists have a vested interest in curbing wealth inequality.

Jul 31, 2017 / Chuck Collins

Obama Cuba

Trump Is Threatening to Roll Back Normalization With Cuba—Here’s What’s at Stake Trump Is Threatening to Roll Back Normalization With Cuba—Here’s What’s at Stake

Obama’s Cuba policy opened a new era of peaceful coexistence. Can it survive President Trump?

Jan 6, 2017 / Peter Kornbluh

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Donald Trump Is Daring Us to Stop His Corruption, and Democrats Have a Plan Donald Trump Is Daring Us to Stop His Corruption, and Democrats Have a Plan

New legislation would force the president to put his assets into a blind trust. 

Dec 15, 2016 / George Zornick

Trump Ross

The Magnitude of Trump’s Cronyism Is Off the Charts—Even for Washington The Magnitude of Trump’s Cronyism Is Off the Charts—Even for Washington

The President-elect’s incomplete cabinet is already the richest one ever.

Dec 9, 2016 / Nomi Prins

Trump Carrier Factory

Donald Trump Is Just Another Handmaiden to Capital Donald Trump Is Just Another Handmaiden to Capital

If you look past his tweets, Trump’s been remarkably consistent in promising to gut regulations and cut taxes.

Dec 8, 2016 / David Dayen

Amazon

What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In? What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?

When local stores close up shop, workers lose out.

Dec 8, 2016 / Michelle Chen

New Lanark

Utopia? Forget About It. Time for ‘Untopia.’ Utopia? Forget About It. Time for ‘Untopia.’

Striving for the perfect society has been the cause of great misery. We should embrace our imperfections.

Nov 4, 2016 / Editorial / Walter Mosley

The Secret to Funding Universal Pre-K Is Buried in the Tax Code

The Secret to Funding Universal Pre-K Is Buried in the Tax Code The Secret to Funding Universal Pre-K Is Buried in the Tax Code

If we closed the capital-gains loophole, we could put every child in America on track for success.

Feb 18, 2016 / Feature / Sarah Anderson, Marc Bayard, John Cavanagh, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie, and Sam Pizzigati

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, seen with their newborn daughter, Max, have transferred the majority of the family's Facebook stock options to a foundation the two control.

Here’s How the Left Should Think About the Chan-Zuckerberg Announcement Here’s How the Left Should Think About the Chan-Zuckerberg Announcement

Could the Facebook family change the status quo of Silicon Valley philanthropy?

Dec 3, 2015 / Amy Schiller

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