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Want to grow the economy? Tax rich people like me.

Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In June, he was one of 19 American billionaires and multimillionaires who signed an open letter, published in The New York Times, asking 2020 presidential candidates for a tax on the wealthy. In this opinion piece, he explains why he signed […]
Want to grow the economy? Tax rich people like me.
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Why a wealthy venture capitalist thinks it’s crucial Americans realise trickle-down economics is ‘a straight up lie’

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He credits today’s massive inequality in the United States to four decades of neoliberal ideas, with the notion of shareholder value maximization at the forefront. He believes that true value is created when companies invest in their workers […]
Why a wealthy venture capitalist thinks it’s crucial Americans realise trickle-down economics is ‘a straight up lie’
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Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says the US economy mints billionaires while many Americans are struggling, and there’s no excuse for it

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based investor, author, and progressive activist who thinks significantly raising taxes on the rich will help correct structural deficiencies in the economy. Fed chairman Jerome Powell has called for policies that will address income inequality, to improve economic mobility in America. This article is part […]
Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says the US economy mints billionaires while many Americans are struggling, and there’s no excuse for it
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Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says Amazon’s HQ2 has prompted a contest ‘to find America’s dumbest and most vulnerable mayor’

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He made a fortune as one of Amazon’s earliest investors, but thinks the company has become too large. He thinks the competition for Amazon’s upcoming second headquarters is indicative of too much influence, which has become “corrosive.” This […]
Wealthy investor Nick Hanauer says Amazon’s HQ2 has prompted a contest ‘to find America’s dumbest and most vulnerable mayor’
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Wealthy venture capitalist and political activist Nick Hanauer says there have been 3 fundamental failures of capitalism over the past 40 years

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He successfully lobbied for a raise in Seattle’s minimum wage, and has been outspoken about raising it throughout the country. He believes that there are three foundational mistakes in the way capitalism has been practiced in the US […]
Wealthy venture capitalist and political activist Nick Hanauer says there have been 3 fundamental failures of capitalism over the past 40 years
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‘This is going to end badly for everyone’: Wealthy venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is on a mission to fix the American economy before it’s too late

Nick Hanauer is a wealthy, Seattle-based venture capitalist and progressive political activist. He successfully lobbied for a raise in Seattle’s minimum wage, and has been outspoken about raising it throughout the country. Hanauer said we should not fear capitalism as a whole, but fear the system neoliberalism has given us […]
‘This is going to end badly for everyone’: Wealthy venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is on a mission to fix the American economy before it’s too late