Tag: Economy

Wealth taxes will impact everyday working people: Bobby Jindal

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Richard Wolff on Conservative Response to Warren’s Wealth Tax

I’m gonna focus on Elizabeth Warren’s [wealth tax] plan because it is the most clearly and worked out and detailed plan. Here’s her plan. She would require an annual 2% tax (2%) on all portfolios or all net worth individuals who have (get ready now) more than $50 million dollars. So a lot of you…

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The Property Tax Scandal in The US

One of the kinds of taxes in America that really represents a scandal long overdue to be part of the national agenda for change, is the property tax. Here in the United States we use a whole bevy of different taxes to pay for what our Federal, State and local governments do for us. Today…

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What If Money Didn’t Exist?

Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can. What would a world without money look like? How would you get the things you need? This is ‘What If,’ and here’s what would happen if we had no money. Like it or not, this is our society today. But it wasn’t always that way. Several thousand…

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Is Australia’s property market bouncing back? September 2019

Hi, I’m Graham the Insights manager at finder.com.au and you know, the RBA didn’t cut cash rates today, it looked dicey leading up to the decision that maybe they would but in the end they didn’t. So we’re waiting to see what the effects of the last two records are. The RBA seems to think…

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Sneaky Ways Walmart Gets You To Spend Money

With over 5,000 stores in the U.S. and over $500 billion in revenue, Walmart is officially the biggest retailer in America. If you’re going into Walmart, you’re on a treasure hunt to find the best bargains out there. And while you’re busy finding good deals, you may not realize that Walmart uses sneaky tactics to…

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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

“The value of information does not survive the moment in which it was new. It lives only at that moment; it has to surrender to it completely and explain itself to it without losing any time.” “A story is different. It does not expend itself. It preserves and concentrates its strength and is capable of…

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The Power of Property Rights

Why have property rights? Rich people like them of course. They get to live in fine homes, drive nice cars, and enjoy all the material comforts that property law secures. Property rights aren’t just for the rich, however; they serve us all. By marking out who can do what with each home, car, and other…

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Why Not Print More Money?

Why Not Print More Money? The government can print money. Why doesn’t it just print some and hand it out? Certainly this would alleviate poverty and stimulate the economy. Modern economies use money so intensely that sometimes we forget what money is. Let’s go back and look at why money was invented. Before the invention…

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Bernie Sanders proposes ‘national wealth registry’

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