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Dysfunctional Economics

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THE COMING COLLAPSE

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21, 2018 Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in … Continue reading

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IGNORANCE ISN’T BLISS

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn’t By Bernie Sanders/ The Guardian/ March 16, 2018 The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Socialism a Try

By Elizabeth Bruenig/ Washington Post/ March 6, 2017   In the United States, we’ve arrived at a pair of mutually exclusive convictions: that liberal, capitalist democracies are guaranteed by their nature to succeed and that in our Trumpist moment they … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Give Socialism a Try

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The Triumph of the Oligarchy

By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ December 17, 2017 By passing the tax plan, Republican donors will save billions — paying a lower top tax rate, doubling the amount their heirs can receive tax-free, and treating themselves as “pass-through” businesses able to … Continue reading

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Having No Shame

Republicans Are Looting the Treasury While They Still Can They know a backlash is coming, and they’re making the most of their power while they have it. By Joshua Holland/ The Nation/ December 2, 2017 The tax bill Senate Republicans … Continue reading

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Sound Familiar?

Letter to the Editor, Monterey Herald, December 3, 2017 American politics explained: (1) When in power, Republicans push through huge tax cuts and more money for the military, resulting in (2) a mushrooming deficit and an anemic economy, resulting in … Continue reading

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History Lesson: Tax the Rich

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