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“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets”

By Staff, Anticap.wordpress.com Source: Popular Resistance Chris Rock may be right. Still, Americans are well aware that economic inequality in their country is obscene, even though they often underestimate the growing gap between the poor and the rich. But it’s … Continue reading

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Zucktown, USA

Facebook, Amazon, and Google are reviving the ill-fated “company towns” of the Gilded Age By Julianne Tveten Source: The Baffler EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SILICON VALLEY, a phalanx of six-figure-earning Facebook engineers confronted Mark Zuckerberg about subsidizing their extortionate rents. Meanwhile, the contract … 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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The Value of Everything

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on … Continue reading

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Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

By Patrick Martin Source: WSWS.org The Trump administration sent instructions to federal agencies Monday proposing a $54 billion increase in spending for the Pentagon, the intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security, to be offset by $54 billion in … Continue reading

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Government, Terrorism, Money, Education and Other Important Discussions

By Phillip J. Watt Source: The Mind Unleashed The elite power structure – which uses the monetary system, war, false flags and the monopolized media as their primary mechanisms of control – has infiltrated every major government of the Western … Continue reading

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The 1 Percent’s Houses Are Getting Bigger and Swankier While Average Americans Struggle To Make Rent

For a view of the inefficiencies of the free market, there’s no clearer view than the U.S. housing market, where there are as many as 29 empty homes for every homeless person. By Bob Larson Source: In These Times Today’s … Continue reading

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Breaking the chains: precarity in the Age of Anxiety

By Joseph Todd Source: RoarMag.org In our Age of Anxiety, society assaults us from every possible angle with an avalanche of uncertainty. How do we fight back under conditions of precarity? ­An Age of Anxiety is upon us, one where … Continue reading

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