Our Popular Economics Education Team is hosting UFE's renowned Training of Trainers Institute in March 2013 near Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for greater equality.
Unless you’ve been backwoods skiing and just made it back to your iPhone, you already know that both the Senate and House passed legislation that extends the $10 million per couple estate tax exemption and raises the rate to 40%. The good news? We still have an estate tax, and it's been strengthened for the first time in 28 years. The bad news? It's still not strong enough, and there's more to be done.
On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, UFE's Responsible Wealth project hosted a national press teleconference to announce the first 36 prominent signers of the Responsible Estate Tax Proposal
Tell the your elected officials to preserve and strengthen the estate tax. In the face of the fiscal cliff, raising more revenue from the estate tax is the best solution to avoid painful cuts. Preserving vital social programs (like Head Start, food stamps, and community development block grants) is more important than tax breaks for the top 0.15% of Americans. But this isn’t just about the dollar figures. It’s about our shared values as a society and the creation of equal opportunities for everyone.
Oprah Winfrey is the only African American on the Forbes 400, a list of the wealthiest people in the U.S. In fact, she's one of only six known Black billionaires in the world, and she's the only Black woman with a fortune worth more than a billion dollars. Let's take stock of how truly remarkable it is that Oprah became OPRAH...