Dean Baker for Truthout: The economy is moving in the right direction, and understanding the recent history behind these trends is important.
The Republican budget takes from those in need and gives to billionaires. By 2027, 80 percent of the Trump-GOP tax plan is an enormous boon to the wealthiest Americans.
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Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow Sam Pizzigati co-edits Inequality.org. His most recent book is The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970.