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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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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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Survival of the Richest

The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind By Douglas Rushkoff Source: Medium Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Curb the Power of Corporations and Billionaires

By Jeremy Lent Source: Patterns of Meaning We need to rein in the destructive power of corporations and billionaires before it’s too late. These five ideas would do that, while leaving global capitalism intact. Ultimately, only a complete transformation of our … Continue reading

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Loneliness

By Yogi Prateado Source: Adbusters The Silicon Valley in which I live, a culture infused with the cocaine high of technological breakthroughs, grates against my earthly sensibilities. Riding on the crest of adrenalin, discovery, and money, what many in the fair … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires

By Dean Baker Source: FAIR Just when you thought economic commentary in the Washington Post couldn’t get any more insipid, Roger Lowenstein proves otherwise. In a business section “perspective” (7/20/18), he tells readers: But what if inequality is the wrong metric. Herewith … Continue reading

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Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds $8 per vial in competing developed-world nations and $38,892 in the U.S. That says it all. Thanks to decades of gangster films, we all know how gangster capitalism works: the cost of “protection” goes up … Continue reading

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Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion

By Glen Ford Source: Black Agenda Report “Trump supporters see themselves as a distinct and independent force in the nation — the saviors of America, in their diseased minds — and they now hate the Democratic Party in a far deeper … Continue reading

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