Tag Archives: Wealth

Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

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Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

By Jonathan Cook Source: Information Clearing House I rarely use this blog to tell readers what they should believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in … Continue reading

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Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Professor and author Douglas Rushkoff recently wrote about a group of wealthy individuals who paid him to answer questions about how to manage their lives after what they believe will be the collapse of society. … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires

By Dean Baker Source: FAIR Just when you thought economic commentary in the Washington Post couldn’t get any more insipid, Roger Lowenstein proves otherwise. In a business section “perspective” (7/20/18), he tells readers: But what if inequality is the wrong metric. Herewith … 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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Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com In an environment that is saturated with mass media propaganda, it can be hard to figure out which way’s up, let alone get an accurate read on what’s going on in the world. Here are … Continue reading

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Convenient Tales About Riches Within Reach

By Sam Pizzigati Source: OpEdNews.com The world at large knew virtually nada about Sylvia Bloom for 96 years. Then she died in 2016. Now, just a little too late, Sylvia Bloom is getting her belated — yet richly deserved — … Continue reading

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What Lies Beyond Capitalism and Socialism?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The status quo, in all its various forms, is dominated by incentives that strengthen the centralization of wealth and power. As longtime readers know, my work aims to 1) explain why the … Continue reading

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