David Leonhardt writes: The extreme redistribution of income — upward — has multiple causes. Some of them, like technological change, stem mostly from private-sector forces. But government policy plays a crucial role. Tax rates on the wealthy have fallen sharply. Labor unions have been undermined. Big companies have been allowed to grow even bigger and… Read More It’s Time to Reverse Decades of Extreme Redistribution to the Rich
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Historian Rutger Bregman told those in attendance that they need to talk about billionaires paying their fair share in taxes, if they really care about justice and the other ideals they have been espousing. Watch the video:
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is calling for a living wage, saying the minimum wage is too low: New Yorkers are now thoughtfully considering a proposal from Gov. Cuomo to raise the minimum wage. When I contemplate issues like this, my thoughts often turn to my visits to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. One… Read More Cardinal Dolan: Raise the Wage!
At its core, the whole life movement is dedicated to protecting the life and dignity of all people. It is rooted in a belief in the innate dignity and worth of every single human being. Each human being is a person with innate and equal value, and human life is sacred. From these premises comes… Read More What is the Whole Life Movement?
Millennial co-founder Christopher Hale has a new article at Crux. He writes: In an August 2014 Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Ryan apologized for using the language of “makers and takers” in the past to describe the relationship between the rich and the poor: The phrase gave insult where none was intended. People struggling and… Read More Paul Ryan should take the pope’s words to heart
via Crux: Pope Francis on Wednesday backed equal pay for equal work for women, calling it a “Christian duty” to fight to make sure that women receive equivalent compensation for doing the same jobs as men. The pontiff also called it “chauvinistic” to fault the women’s rights movement for a decrease in marriages in recent… Read More Pope Francis Calls For Equal Pay For Equal Work
Everybody knows that guy…the guy that brings a bag of chips to the potluck. Don’t be that guy. Why? Because everyone else at the potluck made their grandma’s famous German potato salad, called their uncle for his classic barbeque dry rub, or at least thoughtfully picked out the nicest-looking watermelon from the local grocery store.… Read More Bringing Chips to the Potluck: Taxation and Inequality in the American System