Tag Archives: Wealth Concentration

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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The Richest Sociopath in the World

By John Rachel Source: Dissident Voice Obviously the above pie chart is a put-on. It is well-documented that working conditions for most employees of Amazon are  abysmal, dehumanizing, bordering on abuse we normally associate with slavery. Moreover, the median employee’s salary under Jeff Bezos’ imperial … Continue reading

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25 Families Own $1.1 Trillion Between Them as the Global Wealth Inequality Gap Grows

Using data from their list Forbes has produced a list of the top 25 richest families in the world. Together they are worth over $1.1 trillion, or the entire GDP of Indonesia. By  Rosa Tressell and Dr. Leon Tressell Source: SouthFront Once … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds These nine dynamics are mutually reinforcing. Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all sense something is deeply, systemically wrong with the U.S. economy. These … Continue reading

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