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Amazon and Apple: Wall Street’s Trillion Dollar Babies

By Dean Baker Source: CounterPunch Last month Amazon joined Apple, becoming the second company in the world to have a $1 trillion market capitalization. Amazon’s accomplishment didn’t cause quite as much celebration as Apple’s – it pays to be number … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries

Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that. By Sam Pizzigati Source: Other Words Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic … Continue reading

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For Economic Truth Turn To Michael Hudson

By Paul Craig Roberts Source: PaulCraigRoberts.org Readers ask me how they can learn economics, what books to read, what university economics departments to trust. I receive so many requests that it is impossible to reply individually. Here is my answer. … Continue reading

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Why do corporate boards so overpay US CEOs?

By Sam Pizzigati Source: Nation of Change Back in 1999, near the dizzying height of the dot-com boom, no executive in Corporate America personified the soaring pay packages of America’s CEOs more than Jack Welch, the chief exec at General … Continue reading

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America’s Debt Dependence Makes It An Easy Economic Target

By Brandon Smith Source: Alt-Market.com There is a classic denial tactic that many people use when confronted with negative facts about a subject they have a personal attachment to; I would call it “deferral denial” — or a psychological postponing of … Continue reading

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

By Lee Camp Source: TruthDig Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three … Continue reading

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Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

By Robert J. Burrowes Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing the transition from the nation state power elites described by authors … Continue reading

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Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Professor and author Douglas Rushkoff recently wrote about a group of wealthy individuals who paid him to answer questions about how to manage their lives after what they believe will be the collapse of society. … Continue reading

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