Tag Archives: Plutocracy

The U.S. Deep State Rules – On Behalf of the Ruling Class

By Glen Ford Source: Black Agenda Report “The U.S. Deep State is unlike any other, in that there is no other global superpower bent on world domination.” The Deep State is busy denying that it exists, even as it savages … Continue reading

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Aristocracy Deceives Public about the Deep State

By Eric Zuesse Source: Strategic Culture Foundation The «deep state» is the aristocracy and its agents. Wikispooks defines it as follows: The deep state (loosely synonymous with the shadow government or permanent government) is in contrast to the public structures which appear to be directing individual nation states. The deep state is … Continue reading

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How 90% of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it’s rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman; and from the 2015-2016 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databooks (GWD). … Continue reading

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Russ Baker on the Media’s Deep State Conversion Moment

By Russ Baker Source: Who.What.Why. The term “Deep State” has recently become as popular with the media as the term “#resistance.” It certainly wasn’t always that way. For years, a lonely few have set out to enlighten people on the … Continue reading

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The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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Phantom Democracy in the Age of the Internet

By Nozomi Hayase Source: Dissident Voice After the Electoral College vote, the Trump presidency is now official. As denial and blame games continue, it becomes clear this was not a foreign government coup d’état. The truth is that democracy in America … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider: Dump the Democrats for Good

By Margaret Kimberly Source: Black Agenda Report “The Democrats were so entrenched in their corruption and self-dealing that they didn’t see the Bernie Sanders campaign for modest reform as the savior it might have been.” This columnist did not see … Continue reading

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Who Lost: A Biased Media, Pundits, Pollsters, Political Parties, Warmongers, the Corporatocracy, Pay-to-Play Grifters, Neoliberals

Editor’s Note: While the parties mentioned may have lost in the short run, it’s likely they’ll soon regroup for future assaults on humanity and the planet. By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Fake Progressives are perfectly fine with … Continue reading

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