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America’s Rich Are Completely Losing Touch With Reality — and That’s a Really Bad Sign

By Shaun Bradley Source: AntiMedia The divide between wealthy and working class has grown wider each year since the last financial crisis, but this disconnect is about much more than just money or politics. The super-rich, in particular, have become … Continue reading

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Our Political Parties Are Obsolete

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When the parties do finally implode, the general mood will be: good riddance. History informs us that once something is obsolete, it can disappear far faster than anyone expected. While we generally think … Continue reading

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Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

By Paul Buchheit Source: CommonDreams Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the … 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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Are We (Collectively) Depressed?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We need to encourage honesty above optimism. Once we can speak honestly, there is a foundation for optimism. Psychoanalysis teaches that one cause of depression is repressed anger. The rising tide of … Continue reading

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America’s Oligarchs Will Control 70% Of National Wealth By 2021

By Whitney Webb Source: AntiMedia America’s rich just won’t quit getting richer, according to a new study released in mid-June by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. The study, which seeks to analyze the global wealth … Continue reading

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Escaping the iron cage of hopelessness

By Edward Curtin Source: Intrepid Report “Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved”—Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism “In this frightful round of … Continue reading

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Godzilla Amazon: The Amount of Power in Jeff Bezos’ Hands Should Frighten All Americans

Amazon very effectively uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power. By Matt Stoller Source: AlterNet To understand the depth and breadth of Jeff Bezos’ ambitions for the company he built, type www.relentless.com into your browser. The domain Bezos … Continue reading

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