apologists for inequality

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The Koch Brothers Cue the Music

A slick new ad campaign from America’s most notorious billionaires is tugging at our heartstrings — and distorting the debate over inequality.

Who Really Rates as a ‘True Egalitarian’?

A leading conservative academic is charging that critics of America’s top-heavy distribution of income and wealth are missing the bigger picture. In the process, he’s only fogging that picture up.

The Never-Ending Quest for Tax Red Herrings

In the “fiscal cliff” debate, America’s super rich aren’t aiming to get us to oppose higher taxes on the nation’s highest incomes. They’re just hoping to keep us distracted.

Rags to Riches: Who Should Really Care?

Not the 99 percent. We’ve let the cheerleaders for the richest among us get away with myths about mobility for much, much too long. Read more . . .

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On a Rogue Billionaire, the Banging Begins

Investor Warren Buffett has made an insightful case for higher taxes on America’s rich. The reaction to that case, from our wealthy’s most ardent defenders, offers insights, too — on our plutocracy.

Deconstructing the Paul Ryan Sound Bite

Real policy wonks bore people. The phony wonk from Wisconsin now driving Congress seduces, with a patter that leaves our wealthy almost completely disappeared.

A Ghost from a Ghastly Public Policy Past

House budget-cutters are taking their inspiration from the greatest giveaway — to the rich — artist the nation’s capital has ever known.

Inequality’s Impact: A New Debate Opens

If the wealth of the wealthy really bothered Americans, flacks for grand fortune enjoy declaring, our political system would be shaking something fierce. They don’t see a whole lot of shaking. Should we? Read more . . .

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The Right’s Pushback Against Taxing the Rich

The rising public clamor for higher taxes on America’s wealthy has conservative ideologues increasingly uneasy. For good reason. They don’t have the numbers on their side. Or much history either. Read more . . .

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CEO Pay Bashing, Tea Party-Style

Has Jim DeMint, the right-wing senator leading the assault on federal domestic spending, finally gone too far? His corporate executive benefactors may soon come to think so.