Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: plutocracy

How to recognize a plutocracy: The dead giveaway

Our latest slam-dunk evidence: the record of the decade since the Wall Street financial crash ushered in the Great Recession.

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.”

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.