Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: rich

Citizen Musk

We’re back to the excesses of the Gilded Age, and Elon Musk is a modern-day robber baron.

America at the Rubicon

A government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.

How big corporations are draining the life out of a sick...

If today's companies were truly offering a fair return to the taxpayers who built their businesses, they'd be doing a lot more to ensure that all Americans have the means to support their families.

2021: Half of America facing poverty

For the great majority of Americans without a share of the stock market, and for those who can't work from home, the pandemic is adding the prospect of a financial collapse to all their other concerns.

Protesting where it hurts the super-rich

That 60% of Americans whose wealth is matched by a roomful of billionaires should be working together to fight economic injustice.

‘Grotesque’: While 41 million people lost jobs due to COVID-19, US...

"This is a grotesque indicator of the deep inequalities in U.S. society."

Bill Moyers and Neil Barofsky on big bailouts

"The big financial institutions who were– obviously the biggest winners of the last bailout– they’re gonna win again. They always win. That’s kinda the way our system is organized."

It’s morally intolerable for the privileged to profit from this emergency

At a time when almost everyone feels burdened and fearful, the use of power and privilege to exploit weakness and vulnerability is morally intolerable.

Does the coronavirus crisis have to end with a wealthier wealthy?

These wealthy few can exploit the vulnerabilities of societies in crisis to make themselves even wealthier.

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019:...

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

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How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in the streets

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.

LAPD releases video of officer shooting protester in groin with projectile

The LAPD is investigating the incident due to the fact that the protester was not posing an immediate threat to anyone when the officer shot him.

Law-lessness & dis-order: The core of Trump’s hellacious hypocrisy

Only the greatest criminal con artist would dream of leaning on law and order when all else fails.

Change and decay: A time of transition

Ancient divisions are being strengthened, new divisions fermented, injustices highlighted; under the action of cleavage all are being drawn to the polluted surface of human affairs.

With eye on Biden victory, Warren and Schumer unveil plan to cancel up to...

“Broadly cancelling student loan debt would be a game-changer for millions of people in this country and a lifeline when they desperately need it.”