There is enough to go around so that nobody need suffer. The problem, it’s not going around. It gets stuck in the 1% of the 1% of the 1%.
This is an influential business association that takes making a buck very seriously; even they see that half a tax is better than none when it comes to property.
Paying retirees so much is not sustainable, nor is it fair to the future? Yet rather than looking at ways to reduce payments to some, maybe see how to increase payments to all?
For a government in deep debt, the US sure does spend a lot of tax dollars on corporations who don’t need a penny of public money, unlike actual citizens.
Good news: Poor nations seek answers. Bad news: they don’t seek far enough. Since the right’s recommendations did not work, now back to the left? What about neither?
In the US capital, six firms took turns winning tax liens on properties worth $540 million. The odds that their bidding pattern was a coincidence? Less than 1 in 1000.
Papua New Guinea has the 3rd biggest rainforest on Earth and laws that enshrine the land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet government colludes with foreign loggers.
Who really owns famous places? The absentee owners hide behind incorporated holding companies. But so what if the landlord is a foreigner or not? Still a landlord.
Can politicians really give farm subsidies to billionaires and at the same time kick millions of hungry people off of food stamps? Who elects these people, anyway?
If you can afford a condo in China’s capital you could afford one nearly twice as big in the Big Apple. What makes some places so spendy? Who can afford them?
Like his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, the new Pope seems to sincerely wish to do something to combat poverty. However, where’s the beef?
Mass transit, a loser in America, is a profit making service elsewhere. Those places don’t need government subsidies; they recover what they create.
With governments struggling to raise revenue, you won’t believe what pubic services they’re charging for now — and to whom.