Tag Archives: Wealth Disparity

Slaves and Bulldozers, Plutocrats and Widgets

By Kristine Mattis Source: CounterPunch There is not an industrial company on earth, not an institution of any kind – not mine, not yours, not anyone’s – that is sustainable. I stand convicted by me, myself alone, not by anyone … Continue reading

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Human Anxiety in Late-Stage Capitalism

  By Phil Rockstroh Source: Consortium News A number of recent press articles, including an over 8,000-word feature piece in The New York Times have asked, to quote the Times’ headline, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doomed: Our Economy’s Toxic Inequality

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Anyone who thinks our toxic financial system is stable is delusional. Why are we doomed? Those consuming over-amped “news” feeds may be tempted to answer the culture wars, nuclear war with North … Continue reading

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It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory

By Laurie Macfarlane Source: OpenDemocracy.net One of the basic claims of capitalism is that people are rewarded in line with their effort and productivity. Another is that the economy is not a zero sum game. The beauty of a capitalist … Continue reading

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The social and economic roots of the attack on democratic rights

Inequality and the American oligarchy By Eric London Source: WSWS.org A report published September 27 by the US Federal Reserve, the Survey of Consumer Finances, shows that the top 10 percent of Americans now own 77 percent of all wealth. … Continue reading

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And empires die

Source: Intrepid Report Nothing ever seems to last, everybody changes oh so fast, promises made promises lost and pride is kept at any cost, And flowers die, and children cry, and lonely people carry on. —Palermo & Farruggio 1970 That … Continue reading

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The Value of Everything

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on … Continue reading

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America’s Rich Are Completely Losing Touch With Reality — and That’s a Really Bad Sign

By Shaun Bradley Source: AntiMedia The divide between wealthy and working class has grown wider each year since the last financial crisis, but this disconnect is about much more than just money or politics. The super-rich, in particular, have become … Continue reading

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