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A big number that poses big ethical questions

Apr 15, 2021
Grasping big numbers is a hard thing for humans to do, and that has implications for how we think about billionaires.
Jeff Bezos, seen in 2019, is currently worth $177 billion.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren on her new wealth tax bill and how to enforce it

Mar 12, 2021
Economists say the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act could raise $3 trillion in 10 years.
"This going to be good for our economy," Warren, D-Mass., said of the wealth tax legislation she introduced last week.
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What if COVID-19 checks were a regular occurrence?

"You just get a much bigger fiscal bang for the buck," says Mark Blyth, the economics professor and author of "Angrynomics."
"We're managing to do it right now in the COVID pandemic. We send people checks," Blyth says. "Imagine if those checks were endowment checks."
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