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Bill Gates Was Right. Sort Of.
U.S.POLITICS

Bill Gates Was Right. Sort Of.

Published: November 15, 2019  |  5 min read, 936 words
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Bill Gates became the latest billionaire to get into a dust-up with Elizabeth Warren this week, after making some jokey comments onstage about his concerns over her wealth tax proposal, and what it might cost him personally. “I’ve paid more than $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes,” he told financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, earning some laughs from the crowd. “But I’m glad to have. If I’d had to have paid $20 billion, it’s fine. But when you say I should pay $100 billion, OK, then I’m starting to do a little math about what I have left over. Sorry. I’m just... READ MORE
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November 16, 2019
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Some quotes from Gates, then some speculation about wealth taxes. This is an Op Ed, but it does contain some information. I would rate it higher if iy
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Reasonable, balanced and measured analysis.
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November 17, 2019
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This was a very engaging read and one of the best articles I've seen covering the wealth tax. I especially appreciate how author Jordan Weissmann twice clarified that Bernie Sander's tax plan goes further than Warren's.
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