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Freedom Rider: How the billionaires rule

Predatory capitalism has driven down wages and created a dystopia for workers. By Margaret Kimberley Source: Intrepid Report President Calvin Coolidge said, “The business of America is business.” The expression is memorable because it always rang true. But nearly 100 … Continue reading

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Is Inflation “Transitory”? Here’s Your Simple Test

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Is inflation “transitory” in your household budget? Really? Where? The Federal Reserve has been bleating that inflation is “transitory”–but what about the real world that we live in, as opposed to the … Continue reading

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The Future is Hawaii

By Peter Van Buren Source: We Meant Well I have seen the future. It looks a lot like Hawaii. What I saw there (absent the beautiful beaches, confused tourists, and incredible nature) was a glimpse of the future for much … Continue reading

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America’s Fatal Synergies

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds America’s financial system and state are themselves the problems, yet neither system is capable of recognizing this or unwinding their fatal synergies. why do some systems/states emerge from crises stronger while similar … Continue reading

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The Number Of Billionaires In America Has Absolutely Exploded During The Pandemic

By Michael Snyder Source: Investment Watch Blog For the wealthy and the ultra-wealthy, happy days are here again.  Even though we have just been through one of the most difficult 12 months in our history, the number of billionaires has increased … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos Embodies the Cruel Autocracy of Neoliberal Capitalism

Amazon CEO and richest-man-in-the-world Jeff Bezos wants you to work as much as he does—for one millionth of the pay By Branko Marcetic Source: In These Times “Is Jeff Bezos a horrible boss and is that good?” That was the question … Continue reading

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What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in a Tumultuous Year

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Inequality is America’s Monster Id, and we’re continuing to fuel its future rampage daily. What’s changed and what hasn’t in the past year? What hasn’t changed is easy: 1. Wealth / income inequality … Continue reading

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Is the American Dream Still Alive? (Infographic)

Source: Strategic Culture Foundation The post-WWII United States was at the peak of its soft power. One of its pillars was the American Dream. Every American could expect that his children would be better off – better off in every … Continue reading

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