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Wealth of 400 richest Americans hits record $2.9 trillion

By Alec Anderson Source: WSWS.org On Wednesday, the US finance magazine Forbes released its annual “Forbes 400” list of wealthiest Americans, revealing an immense increase in wealth among the top social stratum in the United States. The total net worth … Continue reading

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The Richest Sociopath in the World

By John Rachel Source: Dissident Voice Obviously the above pie chart is a put-on. It is well-documented that working conditions for most employees of Amazon are  abysmal, dehumanizing, bordering on abuse we normally associate with slavery. Moreover, the median employee’s salary under Jeff Bezos’ imperial … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires

By Dean Baker Source: FAIR Just when you thought economic commentary in the Washington Post couldn’t get any more insipid, Roger Lowenstein proves otherwise. In a business section “perspective” (7/20/18), he tells readers: But what if inequality is the wrong metric. Herewith … Continue reading

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25 Families Own $1.1 Trillion Between Them as the Global Wealth Inequality Gap Grows

Using data from their list Forbes has produced a list of the top 25 richest families in the world. Together they are worth over $1.1 trillion, or the entire GDP of Indonesia. By  Rosa Tressell and Dr. Leon Tressell Source: SouthFront Once … Continue reading

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The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos

By Margaret Kimberley Source: Intrepid Report Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $105 billion and is the richest man in the world. But he is not just the richest man at this moment in history. He is … 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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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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