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The carried interest tax break allows hedge fund managers and similar money managers at privately held partnerships to treat most of their income as capital gains, allowing it to be taxed at 15% and costing the government billions in tax revenue.
A small tax (such as 0.5%) on trades of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other Wall Street products could help reduce the deficit and reduce high-frequency robo-trading that causes market volatility and exacerbates bubbles, with hurting more stable buy-and-hold investment methods favored by ordinary families. Making the tax international would prevent evasion.
Blogger and seasteading advocate Dmitry Orlov proposes occupying "the million dollar view" by anchoring boats just beyond the low water line outside the beachfront mansions of particularly egregious members of the 1%.
Take Back the Capitol will take place December 5-9, 2011 and will converge on Washington, DC to call on Congress to represent the people, not the corporations.
CarrotMob is a website that creates consumer campaigns to reward businesses for making socially responsible investments or policy changes.
A corporate idea (from American Express and Michael Bloomberg no less) that's actually worth something!
Small Business Saturday is a campaign to encourage consumers to support small, local businesses.
As the protesters leading the Occupy Wall Street movement decry the big banks that crashed the economy, foreclose people's homes and continue to finance mega fossil fuel projects like the Tar Sands, community solar represents one path forward: clean energy created for and by the people. http://solarmosaic.com/solarday http://www.good.is/post/for-more-solar-energy-occupy-rooftops/ http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/environmentalists_occupy_rooftops_on_community_solar_day/ ...more »
In the Food Movement we re-learn and re-invent ways of farming, cooking and eating. In doing so, we put back in the social, economic and cultural values robbed by the industrial food system. But if the community gardens, CSAs, farm-to-school programs and sustainable family farms in the Food Movement are so great why isn't everyone doing it? The simple answer is, because the rules and institutions governing our food ...more »
In the 50's and 60's, the average CEO made approximately 40 times more than the average worker. Today, the figure is closer to 44 times.
By capping CEO pay at 40 times the amount paid to their average worker, we could reduce income inequality in the US and encourage CEOs to raise the salaries of their workers as well as their own.
Local currencies encourage consumers to buy locally and thereby improve the local economy.
Ban former corporate employees from becoming government regulators and bar them from any position with the authority to grant government contracts