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Small Businesses: Self-Made or Built Together?

September 17, 2012 — Maz
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In follow-up to the national political sideshows conventions, MSNBC's Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry hosted a conversation about the 2012 RNC slogan, "We Built It," citing UFE's book, The Self-Made Myth. Small business owners discussed the role of government investments—funded by tax revenue—in bolstering entrepreneurialism and job creation by small businesses.

We Built It Together

September 4, 2012 — Brian Miller
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An out-of-context quote from President Obama became the theme of last week's Republican National Convention. In March, UFE published The Self-Made Myth, which contrasts the "self-made myth" with the "built-together reality." So who built it? UFE looked to the stories of successful businesspeople to generate a more meaningful discussion on this issue and its implications on public policy.

VIDEO: Reflections on Popular Economics Education

July 24, 2012 — Shannon M.
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Now THIS is how you create a movement. In this video, newly minted Popular Economics Educators offer reflections on their experience at UFE's most recent Training of Trainers Institute.

Hyatt Hurts - Take Action

July 23, 2012 — ts
Support Hyatt Housekeepers -

Boycott Hyatt and cast your vote to join the movement to make them change there ways. Hyatt has replaced career housekeepers with temp workers earning minimum wage. Hyatt housekeepers have heavy workloads that can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Hyatt has fired women shortly after they have spoken out about abuse and indignities at work.

Robin Hood is STILL Right

July 6, 2012 — Haoyu Wu
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Robin Hood and his ragtag crew who took from the rich to give to the poor were simply serving justice in an unfair medieval economy. Today, feudal lords protected by high castle walls do not rule our economy, but we are again living in an age of extreme income and wealth inequality. A Robin Hood-like hero will not rescue us. Together, however, we can achieve truly heroic feats.

Eight Reasons You Should Agree With Will Smith on Taxes

May 11, 2012 — Maz
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"America has been fantastic" to Will Smith. The 43 year-old actor, who makes an average salary of $36 million and has an estimated net worth of $215 million, has "no problem" paying higher taxes for the good of the country. Here are eight reasons why you should agree that the rich should pay higher taxes.

What was YOUR share of the Bush tax cuts?

May 4, 2012 — Maz
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This is a critical year for tax fairness. The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the stroke of midnight on December 31st. We should let them expire—it's one of the only ways to meaningfully address our revenue crisis and make long-overdue investments in our economy. But, it's going to take bold action to ensure Congress and President Obama do the right thing by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire. Here's how you can help.

Tax Time Media Highlights

April 19, 2012 — Maz
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UFE and Responsible Wealth have been working on several fronts this month to spread word that the wealthiest Americans need to pay their fair share in taxes. Why? Because they've benefitted the most from our collective investments and should pay it forward so others have the opportunity to do the same. Here are a few highlights of the coverage we've earned through our various efforts.

The Self-Made Myth Media Coverage

April 5, 2012 — Maz
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UFE's new book busts the myth of the self-made man. Our aim with The Self-Made Myth is to stop the spread of misinformation about wealth and job creation. We urge a more honest national conversation about all that makes business and individual success possible—including our collective role through government—so our public policies may better reflect our priorities as a nation. The book is being covered online, in print and in broadcast media.

Take Action on Tax Day

April 5, 2012 — Shannon M.
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Our tax code is rigged to benefit the richest 1% among us. We need Tax Solutions for the 99%. 2012 is a pivotal year; not only do all of the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, but the outcome of the November elections could very well determine the future of our tax system. Here are five ways you can be a taxivist this April.

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