Tag Archives: Kleptocracy

The Real Threat to Democracy is Corrupting Wealth Inequality

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Imagine a town of 1,000 adults and their dependents in which one person holds the vast majority of wealth and political influence. Would that qualify as a democracy? Now imagine that 100 of … Continue reading

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America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which … Continue reading

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Have We Reached “Peak Self-Glorifying Billionaire”?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Perhaps we should update Marie Antoinette’s famous quip of cluelessness to: “Let them eat space tourism.” As billionaires squander immense resources on self-glorifying space flights, the corporate media is nothing short of … Continue reading

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America’s Death March

By Chris Hedges Source: Mint Press News The terminal decline of the United States will not be solved by elections. The political rot and depravity will continue to eat away at the soul of the nation, spawning what anthropologists call … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Nation?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) “market” economy. Back in the day, nations that didn’t qualify as either … Continue reading

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Color Revolution Comes Home?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Source: Popular Resistance The United States has perfected the art of regime change operations. The US is the largest empire in world history with more than 1,000 military bases and troops operating throughout the … Continue reading

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Collapsing Standard of Living: Kleptocrats and Militarists Fleece Americans

By Prof. James Petras Source: GlobalResearch.ca American living standards are plunging and it’s not simply because they are paid less, work longer (or shorter hours) under highly stressful workplace conditions and pay a higher percentage of their income for health … Continue reading

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