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Tag: wealth

Yes, deniers, millions of Americans are among the poorest people in...

Why is it so hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this?

What’s killing America’s middle class?

Just as progressives deliberately pushed public policies to create the middle class, so are today's economic royalists deliberately pushing plutocratic policies to destroy it.

How inequality is killing off humanity

In the U.S., where wealth inequality is extreme and getting worse, the richest .01 percent are wealth-obese.

How our banking system destroys the free market

The foundation of an economy is money. And if the creation, value and availability of that money are controlled by few elites instead of a free market then it doesn’t matter how complex and a giant system we build.

A new rationalization for riches

Activists today are exploring encouraging pathways to a New Economy that sustains both our planet and greater equality.

These 8 men are richer than half the world’s population

The gap between the super-rich and the poor is greater than even a year ago.

‘Free’ Cash, The Irresistible Offer Boss Trump Can’t Refuse

Did anyone believe a crass, greedy business tycoon, forever living on "other people's money," would not find a way to move from budget self-financing to accepting the big money modern elections require? Without tens or hundreds of millions eventually, Trump won't survive the big primaries against well-heeled, personally-insulted foes. And who expects Trump, a rich hypocrite (on so many other issues), to spend his cash when easy money is so available? Easier just to change the con artist's ploy about never being open to rank bribery.

Karl Marx Was Right

Karl Marx understood that the idea of capitalism would work only in the utopian mind of a true believer, but never in reality. And as predicted, wealth is now concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite—Marx was right all along.

The Illegitimacy of Ginormous Wealth, Fouling Politics, Economics and Religion

The political system in the U.S. is currently an unfair, unequal, and unkind system keeping the rich, rich and the poor, poor. It is time to see this and demand change.

Four Numbers that Show the Beating Down of Middle America

Numbers reveal the dramatic fall of the middle class over the past 35 years. But Congress has little need for numbers, except for their own needs, and the super-rich just keep building up their own numbers—it's time for a redistribution of our national wealth.


Close call in Illinois’ third district should be a wake up call to Democrats

Newman’s insurgent campaign should be a wake up call to both centrist and right-leaning Democrats.

Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO reportedly used racial slur describing potential clients

“In the view of the Board, Mr. Nix’s recent comments secretly recorded by Channel 4 and other allegations do not represent the values or operations of the firm and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation.”

Thieves in the suites

After all, some of society's most inventive minds are flimflammers, Ponzi-schemers, gamers and embezzlers.

There’s fake news on your television, too

There’s fake news on your television, too. And there’s about to be more of it, unless something is done to stop an upcoming merger.

On seeing America’s wars whole

Crudely put, the central question that goes not only unanswered, but unasked is this: What the hell is going on?