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Tag: plutocracy

Populist plutocracy and the future of America

Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow plutocrats. What might he do to keep the "base" on his side?

Why we need to confront the billionaires’ paradise

It’s time to “strike back” – not against wealthy individuals, but against oligarchy itself.

The sport of plutocrats

Golf is Trump.

The rich line up at the White House ATM

The wealthiest administration in American history is primed to make even more money for its already well-to-do staff.

The dance of death

Idiots and charlatans, the handmaidens of death, lure us into the abyss.

How 90% of American households lost an average of $17,000 in...

The obscene transfer of wealth and income to the plutocrats won't end until we demand a return to the Commons, where we work as a society rather than allow predatory plutocratic individuals to control us.

Policing in America’s plutocracy

The White House wants to see local cops cracking down on poor people who break federal laws on immigration. Why not a crackdown on the rich who scoff at tax laws?

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People

The religion of inequality -- of money and power -- has failed us; its gods are false gods.

The Top Nine Developments that Defined the Struggle between Democracy and...

“Just as democracy and peace are mutually reinforcing, perpetual war and perpetual corruption are mutually reinforcing. The concentrated power involved in conducting war corrupts; corruption undermines democracy, the surest way to peace.”

The State of the Plutocracy: The Kabuki President on Money in...

Though Obama campaigned against the way Washington does business, his most historic advances have been for the militarized plutocracy that he campaigned against.

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Former judge sentenced to prison for bribery scheme and witness tampering

The former judge was sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.

The 9/11 hijackers were Iraqis, right?

The good news is that they want to learn. The bad news: nowadays, they tend to think that the men who flew those planes on 9/11 were from Iran.
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Why the common good disappeared (and how we get it back)

The challenge is to turn all this into a new public spiritedness extending to the highest reaches in the land.

Monsanto ‘commands’ civic group to turn in all communications over glyphosate

"There are millions of people around the world who have a deep and genuine concern that Monsanto's glyphosate is making us and our environment sick."

The ideology that unites Trump and the authoritarians he admires

It's about propping up "besieged majorities" in multiethnic countries.

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