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Sam Pizigati: The Tom Paine Tax Plan

The great pamphleteer of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine, had much more on his mind than independence from the British. Paine spent his life, Jeremy Bearer-Friend and Vanessa Williamson write in a new paper, advocating for a democratic “commonwealth” that shared the wealth. He wanted to free people “from domination both political and economic.” In particular, Paine believed […]

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Sam Pizzigati: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Philosophy of Government

July 4, 2017 – We’ve arrived once again at that time of year — Independence Day — when the op-ed pages of America’s newspapers fill up with celebrations of democracy and the American Revolution’s enormous contribution to it. But this year’s hearty salutes to the Spirit of ’76 come against an unsettling backdrop. We don’t […]