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The Self-Made Myth

— Shannon M.

The Self-Made Myth: And The Truth About How Government Helps Businesses and Individuals Succeed exposes the false claim that business success is the result of heroic individual effort with little or no outside help. Brian Miller and Mike Lapham bust the myth and present profiles of business leaders who recognize the public investments and supports that made their success possible—including Warren Buffett, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s, New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan, and others. Currently available for pre-order; to be released in March 2012.

UFE's Forthcoming Book Busts the "Self-Made" Myth

— Maz
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With a new year before us and new battles ahead, we at United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth are proud to announce to you our forthcoming book, The Self-Made Myth — And the Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed, available nationally on March 5th.

Congressional Progressives Are Back with a Bill for the 99%

— Maz
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This week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) introduced the Restore the American Dream for the 99% Act. But, this plan isn't just for the 99 percent; it's for all 100 percent of us. Learn more with this bill summary.

New Estate Tax Bill Taxes the 1% to Benefit the 99%

— Maz
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Today, Rep. Jim McDermott released the Sensible Estate Tax Act of 2011, and we've got his back. The bill is an effort to raise taxes on the top 1% to benefit the 99%... literally. 

How Do We Coddle the Super-Wealthy?

— Shannon M.
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The rules that shape our economy have been influenced by the super-wealthy over the past 30 years, and tilted in their favor. Here's how. (See sources here.)

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