Category Archives: Financial Crisis

Why Are so Few Americans Able to Get Ahead?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Our entire economy is characterized by cartel rentier skims, central-bank goosed asset bubbles and stagnating earned income for the bottom 90%. Despite the rah-rah about the “ownership society” and the best economy … Continue reading

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America’s Social Depression Is Accelerating

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to value honesty above optimism. Once we can speak honestly, there is a foundation for optimism. Beneath the rah-rah statistics of “the greatest economy ever,” the social depression is accelerating. The … Continue reading

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Happy ThanksGetting Day. Poverty and Social Inequality in America

By Philip A Farruggio Source: Global Research Yes, we need to finally absolve ourselves, as Amerikans, from the con job concerning Thanksgiving Day. All the ‘pomp and circumstance’ revolving around this holiday is just that, to quote Ebenezer Scrooge (one … Continue reading

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The Wealth Hiding in Your Neighborhood

From country farmland to big city skyscrapers, absentee billionaires may be hiding wealth in your town — and driving up your cost of living. By Chuck Collins Source: OtherWords The rich are hiding trillions in wealth. You’ve probably heard about … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Middle Class

In her new book, Alissa Quart chronicles what happens when capitalism and families collide By Ann Neumann Source: The Baffler AS THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF MANY in the United States has declined over the past several decades, journalists have often focused on … Continue reading

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Once We Awaken

By Rudy Avizius Source: OpEdNews.com Do you get a sense, that something is wrong like that dissonance, that does not belong As we move through the journey of life, many people are experiencing a sense of dis-ease, that something is … Continue reading

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Multi-Billion Dollar Giveaway to Amazon

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephanLendman.org Seattle-based Amazon is like corporate predator Walmart, exploiting communities, along with harming local businesses and workers for maximum productivity and profits. The company’s $100 billion dollar CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t get super-rich by being worker … Continue reading

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CEOs should have been the fall guys; why are they still heroes?

By Carl Rhodes Source: aeon On 15 September 2008, the giant financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, starting a chain reaction that saw the global economy spiralling toward total collapse. The global financial crisis that ensued revealed just … Continue reading

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