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Amazon and Apple: Wall Street’s Trillion Dollar Babies

By Dean Baker Source: CounterPunch Last month Amazon joined Apple, becoming the second company in the world to have a $1 trillion market capitalization. Amazon’s accomplishment didn’t cause quite as much celebration as Apple’s – it pays to be number … Continue reading

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Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries

Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that. By Sam Pizzigati Source: Other Words Politicians often gab about the “private sector” and the “public sector,” as if these two categories of economic … Continue reading

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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

By Lee Camp Source: TruthDig Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three … Continue reading

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Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite

By Robert J. Burrowes Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic The Power Elite, in his latest book, Professor Peter Phillips starts by reviewing the transition from the nation state power elites described by authors … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Curb the Power of Corporations and Billionaires

By Jeremy Lent Source: Patterns of Meaning We need to rein in the destructive power of corporations and billionaires before it’s too late. These five ideas would do that, while leaving global capitalism intact. Ultimately, only a complete transformation of our … Continue reading

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In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the … Continue reading

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Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion

By Glen Ford Source: Black Agenda Report “Trump supporters see themselves as a distinct and independent force in the nation — the saviors of America, in their diseased minds — and they now hate the Democratic Party in a far deeper … 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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