Stories about One Percent

How Big Philanthropy undermines democracy

New report shows how a tiny number of very rich people have come do dominate the charitable sector -- giving them too much control over all our lives.

Large majority of voters support tax on millionaires

State legislators, wide range of activists talking about making the wealthiest pay their fair share in this crisis.

We’re all outside agitators at this point

The raging pandemic, our broken healthcare system, the ruined economy, the political corruption, the corporate greed, the militarized violence, the voter suppression, the dog-whistle presidential racism… it all just became too much.

The future of cities—and the one percent

Urban America faces a crisis -- and we can't seriously discuss it unless we talk about billionaires.

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

With 'The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish,' Lil Miss Hot Mess helps channel inner sparkle.

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

The New York Times (along with many others) completely misses the reality of the housing market in this city.

The misleading reports (and reporting) on Prop. E

Once again, some city officials (and the Chron) are using scare tactics to suggest that linking office growth to housing will ruin the economy.

How the NY Times bungled coverage of the Warren/Sanders tax plans

Unpacking the assumptions and failures of a story on (gasp!) how conservative economists respond to the concept of a wealth tax.

The end of Joe Biden as a serious candidate for president

Not a great night for Bernie. A "breakout" for Kamala Harris. Elizabeth Warren still the overall winner -- but Biden is done, period.

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.