Tag Archives: Housing Crisis

Capitalism, Empire, and the Infernal Gloom Machine

By Jason Holland Source: Dissident Voice Depression is built into this machine and the evidence is plastered on the morose faces of people caught in the clutches of its business as usual activities. Depression is found in the insurmountable debts we … Continue reading

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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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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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National (In)Security In the United States of Inequality

By Rajan Menon Source: Unz Review So effectively has the Beltway establishment captured the concept of national security that, for most of us, it automatically conjures up images of terrorist groups, cyber warriors, or “rogue states.” To ward off such … Continue reading

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Convenient Tales About Riches Within Reach

By Sam Pizzigati Source: OpEdNews.com The world at large knew virtually nada about Sylvia Bloom for 96 years. Then she died in 2016. Now, just a little too late, Sylvia Bloom is getting her belated — yet richly deserved — … Continue reading

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It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory

By Laurie Macfarlane Source: OpenDemocracy.net One of the basic claims of capitalism is that people are rewarded in line with their effort and productivity. Another is that the economy is not a zero sum game. The beauty of a capitalist … Continue reading

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What Happened to All Those Foreclosed Houses?

Wall Street bought them — and is now leasing them out and driving up rents. By Jim Hightower Source: OpEdNews.com We know that millions of American families lost their homes after Wall Street’s 2007 financial crash. But where did all … Continue reading

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Living In A Van Down By The River – Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America

By Michael Snyder Source: InvestmentWatch Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketches in which comedian Chris Farley portrayed a motivational speaker that lived in a van down by the river?  Unfortunately, this is becoming a reality for way … Continue reading

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