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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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From Shanghai to San Francisco, the rent is too damn high

By Jerome Roos Source: RoarMag.org Capitalism is a strange beast. Though incredibly resilient in the face of systemic crises and remarkably adaptive to ever-changing conditions, it never truly overcomes its structural contradictions. As the Marxist geographer David Harvey often points … Continue reading

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