As “What’d I Miss?” writer R. Alan Brooks points out, hard work and believing in your dreams help, but some of our biggest economic success stories worked from a slightly different script.
“What’d I Miss?”: Can we put to rest the myth of the billionaire genius?
In “What’d I Miss?” writer R. Alan Brooks ushers out 2022 with a Bezos-Elon-inspired send-up of the belief that the ultra rich somehow have it all figured out.
“What’d I Miss?”: While you’re worrying about student loan “handouts” — how about corporate bailouts?
In “What’d I Miss?” Myra takes on the issue of student loan forgiveness in the larger context of corporate bailouts and inherited wealth.
Opinion: Wealthy Coloradans should support paying their fair share of taxes
Last month, Colorado passed Proposition 116, which will lower the current flat state income tax rate of 4.63% to 4.55%. Supporters of the measure said that Coloradans needed relief from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, but this regressive, shortsighted tax cut will end up doing more harm than good. Amidst an economic recession […]
Opinion: Celebrating Black philanthropy in August and beyond
Black Philanthropy Month lifts memories of my grandparents, Dr. Whitney Moore Young, Sr. and Laura Ray Young. They were the inspired leaders of the Lincoln Institute in Shelby County, Kentucky, in the Jim Crow South. An all-Black boarding school supported by segregationist donors, Lincoln Institute was charged on the surface with teaching students agricultural, janitorial […]
Life will never go back to the way it was. And in some ways, it shouldn’t.
As social distancing seemed inevitable in mid-March, my family sped through the weekly to-do list faster than usual. With two young children at home with respiratory issues and an uncertainty of how COVID-19 may affect them, we rushed to fill their medications, stock up the fridge, and come up with a plan to keep our […]
Colorado progressives have a new target in their pursuit of a tax overhaul: the rich. Here’s why.
In the Colorado tax code, it pays to be rich and it’s expensive to be poor. For decades now, that’s been the stark takeaway buried inside the 286-page report on Colorado’s tax system the state Department of Revenue releases every two years: The less you make, the more you spend on taxes, as a percentage […]
John Hickenlooper is worth at least $7.8 million. Here is where his money is invested.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper is worth between $7.8 million and $23.6 million, according to a financial disclosure filed Friday. The former two-term Colorado governor reported income between $733,000 and $2.4 million from January 2018 to October 2019, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of the disclosure report. Most of the income came from […]
Colorado cities want to embrace “gentle density” of granny flats, but they’re hitting speed bumps
On a corner lot along West Dakota Avenue in Westwood, a small structure has sprung from the backyard of the neighborhood’s typical one-story frame house. The detached unit represents a show of resistance in what sometimes seems an inexorable march toward economic displacement. With only a wooden plank rising to the front door and exposed […]