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Bezos Reveals His Ugly Vision For The World He’s Trying To Rule

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com “Guess what the best planet is in this solar system?” asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a recent media event on his Blue Origin space program. “It’s easy to know the answer to that question,” … Continue reading

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1% Politics and the New Gilded Age

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GIVE AMERICA’S ‘HELICOPTER PARENTS’ A BREAK

Hovering parents don’t need lectures. They need a more equal nation. By Sam Pizzigati Source: OtherWords A good many of us aging baby boomers are having trouble relating to the “helicopter parents” of our modern age — those moms and pops … Continue reading

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The Erosion of the Middle Class — Why Americans Are Working Harder and Earning Less

By John Liberty Source: The Mind Unleashed “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, … Continue reading

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Prices, plutocrats, and corporate concentration

Would less corporate concentration – and a weaker corporate capacity to raise prices – mean less inequality? By Sam Pizzigati Source: Nation of Change Andrew Leigh, a member of the Australian parliament, has a side gig. He just happens to … Continue reading

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“It’s Crucial to Break Up Facebook”

By Asher Schechter Source: ProMarket Four decades ago, writes Tim Wu in the introduction to his recent book The Curse of Bigness, the United States and other countries entered into a sweeping experiment that radically transformed their economies and politics. … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

By Robert J. Burrowes In many ways it is painful to reflect on the year 2018; a year of vital opportunities lost when so much is at stake. Whether politically, militarily, socially, economically, financially or ecologically, humanity took some giant … Continue reading

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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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