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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to her supporters after officially filing to be on the ballot for the New Hampshire state primary at the State House on November 13, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire.

The billionaire backlash to the wealth tax isn’t about money — it’s about power. And our democracy lies in the balance.

"It is no longer possible to choose democracy without also choosing to tax concentrated wealth," says author David Goldstein.
Annie Fadely.

Economic policy ignores women, and it goes back to basic theories developed by men

It's "unsurprising and even predictable that women make up 63% of federal minimum-wage workers but only 5% of CEOs at Fortune 500 firms."

How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, ...

"It's very bad when, as policymakers, we confuse the interests of a businessman with the interest of the market itself," said the finance professor.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California December 5, 2013.

Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labor standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing fie...

Critics argued that the increased minimum wage would kill business — especially small business. Zach Silk of Pitchfork Economics says they were wrong.
Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs up as he speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, US on May 9, 2019.

In favor of the wealth tax: The tax code doesn’t fully comprehend how the wealthiest Americans make their money, and it’s hurting everyone...

Paul Constant, Pitchfork Economics podcast's cohost, argues that our system values assets over labor, which favors the wealthiest Americans.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands in front of a 'Green New Deal' sign at the Women's March in January 2019.

The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority...

Jessyn Farrell is the senior vice president at Civic Ventures. She says the Green New Deal offers positive social, economic, and climate benefits.
A steelworker in Canton, Ohio, in 2012.

Our relationship with trade is badly broken. Can we fix it?

Zach Silk argues that the reason Trump outperformed in some states is because he spoke to overlooked trade workers.
David Goldstein.

Economics is not a science; it’s a story: what the wealth tax debate tells us about the bias of economists

There's a gap between the economic theory we teach and the reality of economics. It shows a neoliberal narrative.
Nick Hanauer is a founder of Second Ave Partners in Seattle.

Why a wealthy venture capitalist thinks it’s crucial Americans realize trickle-down economics is ‘a straight up lie’

Shareholder primacy has resulted in extreme inequality that's causing the wealthiest to capture most of the economy's growth, said Nick Hanauer.

According to wealthy investor Nick Hanauer, the wrong approach to capitalism has been weakening the American Dream for the past 40 years

Investor and progressive activist Nick Hanauer said that neoliberal policies are responsible for increased inequality and decreased mobility.