Tag Archives: 1%

One nation under plutocracy

By Jack Balkwill Source: Intrepid Report Americans are brought up believing a fairy tale in which there is somehow democracy in their governance. But the late, great, Leonard Cohen exposed the system’s dirty little secret, “Everybody knows that the dice … Continue reading

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It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness

By Harvey Lothian Source: Dissident Voice The world is in bad shape. Every reasonably intelligent, aware, objective person in the world knows, if only intuitively, that something is very, very wrong. There should not be this many armed conflicts, this much … Continue reading

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How 90% of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it’s rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman; and from the 2015-2016 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databooks (GWD). … Continue reading

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The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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How the Super-Rich Will Destroy Themselves

By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change Perhaps they believe that their underground survival bunkers with bullet-resistant doors and geothermal power and anti-chemical air filters and infrared surveillance devices and pepper spray detonators will sustain them for two or three … Continue reading

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For Purely Technical Reasons

By Dmitry Orlov Source: Club Orlov It is tempting for us to think that our technological choices—whether we choose to live in a city, a suburb or out in the country; whether we want to drive a pick-up truck, a … Continue reading

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Why Are There So Many Psychopaths in Positions of Power?

By Anna LeMind Source: Waking Times A 2010 study that examined a sample of 203 individuals from different companies’ management development programs revealed something interesting. It was found that about 3% of business managers scored in the psychopath range while … Continue reading

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How Can a CEO Feel Good About Being Vile?

Is a big raise enough to make CEOs feel good about being so vile? By Jim Hightower Source: OpEdNews.com Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is … Continue reading

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