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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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Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

By Jonathan Cook Source: Information Clearing House I rarely use this blog to tell readers what they should believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in … Continue reading

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The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earth’s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it … Continue reading

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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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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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