Tag Archives: Wealth

Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

By Paul Buchheit Source: CommonDreams Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the … Continue reading

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It Is Bettter to Light One Candle than to Curse the Darkness

By Harvey Lothian Source: Dissident Voice The world is in bad shape. Every reasonably intelligent, aware, objective person in the world knows, if only intuitively, that something is very, very wrong. There should not be this many armed conflicts, this much … Continue reading

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The Acquisitive Self, Minus the Self

By Natasha Vargas-Cooper Source: The Baffler Los Angeles isn’t exactly the place that comes to mind when you think of decorous restraint in the display of wealth, even in the dregs of the Great Recession. Here in my hometown, possibly … Continue reading

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The Reason You Work So Hard to Participate in the Rat Race

By M.J. Higby Source: Waking Times Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man in debt is so far a slave.” Money has no intrinsic value yet we spend our days damaging our health and spirit in order to obtain it. Why do … Continue reading

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Five Studies: The Psychology of the Ultra-Rich, According to the Research

Bernie Sanders says that billionaires have “psychiatric issues.” He’s not entirely incorrect. By Livia Gershon Source: Pacific Standard “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it … Continue reading

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The enduring reality of government by wealth and some of its consequences

By John Chuckman Source: Intrepid Report If you really want to understand the world in which we live—its endless wars, coups, interventions, and brutality towards great masses of people—you need to start with a correct understanding of the political machinery … Continue reading

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