I agree, it's sickening. If we consider the highest marginal tax rate in US we notice that it used to be way larger in the past. It was about 90% in the 60s, then it got down to 70%, then Reagan quite suddenly put it down to as low as 28%. Later it slightly increased again but it has never gotten even close to the pre-Reagan era since then. Spoiler: highest marginal tax rate over time https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/statistics/historical-highest-marginal-income-tax-rates If we rather consider taxing the wealth directly, Warren and Sanders were proposing measures on that spirit. Warren for example proposed to put a tax of 2% on the wealth exceeding 50 million $ and an additional 1 % when the wealth gets bigger than 1 billion. These proposals received huge backlash from the right 'cause they consider the wealth taxt to be a form of confiscation. I believe there can be also some issues concerning the legal basis for the tax. Of course I support it, but I'm not sure whether we can be optimistic. Spoiler: Warren's idea https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/upshot/warren-wealth-tax.html Btw, @Darth Punk have you heard about a labour proposal in Britain to push the companies to put part of their shares in a fund owned by workers? The devil is in the details, of course, but as a principle it sounded a valid idea to me. I was actually wondering why nobody was doing anything in that spirit. Spoiler: ownership fund https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=cf5234cb-bf4c-40d4-92e7-b43a730fc8ac Concerning the thread, I appreciate you upping this but I feel that if you want a good feedback it might be convenient to create one specifically for inequality because this thread has been having a rather low traffic since its creation. I don't know, up to you.