Saturday, August 17, 2019

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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EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Looking backwards: 2020-1944

Perhaps you’ll recognize the reference in the title to this article to a novel published in 1888.  It was the third most...