The Takeaway

How Much is Enough? Study Says Half of Global Wealth Held by 1%

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The rich are on a roll. According to a new study, the 1 percent will own more than 50 percent of the world's wealth by early next year. 

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The Takeaway

Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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Is This NJ Town the Wealthiest Zip Code in America?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


It may not have the same ring as Beverly Hills 90210, but a small New Jersey town has been declared the "wealthiest zip code in America."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics

Monday, June 02, 2014

Politico reporter Kenneth Vogel on how millionaires and billionaires became "the new kings of politics." 

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The Takeaway

Major Bank Pleads to Criminal Charges for First Time in 20 Years

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in penalties, Credit Suisse admitted to helping wealthy Americans evade their taxes by hiding their money in offshore accounts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mastering the Art of Serving the Rich

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In the latest Harper's Magazine, John Davidson, author of the upcoming novel The Obedient Assassin (Delphinium, 2014), wrote about taking an 8-week course to learn estate management and how to enter service for the very wealthy. He explains what he learned about the profession and how it compares to popular depictions from another time, like Downton Abbey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Funding Pre-K

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio says he will tax the wealthy to pay for expanded pre-K; Joe Lhota opposes the idea. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at, examines both proposals and the research around the impact of pre-K on education and poverty.

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The Takeaway

Obama to Unveil Deficit Reduction Plan

Monday, September 19, 2011

President Obama will announce a deficit reduction plan that will reduce government spending by $3 trillion through cutting entitlements, tax increases, and war savings. The plan is the White House's opening offer to the Congressional "super committee," which has until Dec. 23 to reach a deal on deficit reduction. GOP lawmakers have already labeled the proposed tax hikes "class warfare," particularly the so-called "Buffet Rule" — a minimum tax rate on those earning more than $1 million per year named for billionaire Warren Buffett.

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