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America is Disneyland

By Chris Kanthan Source: Activist Post Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth! Millions of families visit the theme park every year to enjoy the magical place of rides, spectacular shows and cheerful cartoon figures. Everything is clean, perfect and … Continue reading

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A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Would Provide A $12,000 Annual Stipend To Every American Household

Careful analysis reveals a number of excellent arguments for the implementation of a Universal Basic Income. By Paul Buchheit Source: Nation of Change It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and … Continue reading

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The Simulacra Democracy

By John Steppling Source: CounterPunch … a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot … Continue reading

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Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

By Hamilton Nolan Source: Splinter It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest. Inequality is eating America … Continue reading

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A Stock Market Primer, in Six Easy Steps

By William Kaufman Source: CounterPunch What is the stock market? 1) It’s not real economic activity—it’s a form of mass hysteria or mass psychosis. 2) Stock prices reflect a mass-hysteria impression of the worth of a piece of paper you … Continue reading

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Putting an End to the Rent Economy

By Michael Hudson and Vlado Plaga Source: Unz Review Interview with Vlado Plaga in the German magazine FAIRCONOMY, September 2017. Originally, you didn’t want to become an economist. How did it come that you changed your plans and digged so … Continue reading

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What You May Not Know About Today’s Economic War

By Phil Butler Source: New Eastern Outlook Many people believe the world is spiraling in a downward freefall toward Armageddon. At the same time billions on Earth feel the sting of crippling poverty, sanctions, and austerity imposed by the elites … Continue reading

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The Hamilton Hustle

By Matt Stoller Source: The Baffler AS DONALD TRUMP SETTLES INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, elites in the political class are beginning to recognize that democracy is not necessarily a permanent state of political organization. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is the first time … Continue reading

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