Tag Archives: Plutocracy

Politics Is Dead, Here’s What Killed It

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Representational democracy–a.k.a. politics as a solution to social and economic problems–has passed away. It did not die a natural death. Politics developed a cancer very early in life (circa the early 1800s), caused by … Continue reading

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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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Corporate Power: Who Owns the World?

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Source: The Herland Report Who Owns the World? A handful of mega corporations — private investment companies — dominate every aspect of our lives; everything we eat, drink, wear or use in one way or another. … Continue reading

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America’s Bottom 50% Have Nowhere To Go But Down

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds One might anticipate that the bottom 50%’s meager share of the nation’s exploding wealth would have increased as smartly as the wealth of the billionaires, but alas, no. America’s economy has changed … Continue reading

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Planet of the Living Dead (Halloween 2021)

By Mickey Z. Source: Dissident Voice The only thing we have to fear… (the dude who signed Executive Order 9066) Halloween is an odd holiday. The ostensible concept — as it has evolved to become — is to shock, startle, frighten, … Continue reading

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The Houses of Dead and Crooked Souls

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain “A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.”      – Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space There is a vast and growing gulf between the world’s rich and … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Billionaires Pay the Same High Tax Rates the Rest of Us Pay?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The truth is America has lost its way if commoners pay a rate of 40% but its billionaires pay next to nothing. As with everything else in polarized America, billionaires proclaiming space … 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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