Category Archives: inequality

OLIGARCH NATION

Revenge of the Billionaires: How an Oligarchy of the Morbidly Rich Can Take Down Democracy By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ November 22, 2019    The current issue of the Atlantic magazine founded itself in the years just before the Civil War, is ominously … Continue reading

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CAPITALISM WORKS GREAT–EXCEPT WHEN IT DOESN’T

By Arlen Grossman Published at OpEd News, October 5, 2019   Democracy, if we ever truly had it, is rapidly disappearing in America today. If most people want background checks for guns, universal health care, a higher minimum wage, action … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

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The Oppression of the Supermajority

By Tim Wu/ New York Times/ March 5, 2019 We are told that America is divided and polarized as never before. Yet when it comes to many important areas of policy, that simply isn’t true. About 75 percent of Americans … Continue reading

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Freefall Economy

The US is on the edge of the economic precipice – Trump may push it over By Robert Reich/ The Guardian/ December 23, 2018 On Friday, Donald Trump said: “We are totally prepared for a very long shutdown.” It was … Continue reading

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How the Rich Get Richer

Seeing Trump tax returns is just first step By Charlotte Rampell/ Washington Post/ October 8, 2018   Everyone is shocked, shocked to learn that President Trump amassed his fortune not by the sweat of his brow, but rather the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Marx Warned Us

Capitalism Is Beyond Saving, and America Is Living Proof By Jacob Bacharach/ Truthdig/ August 31, 2018     Policies that fail in the same way over and over are not failing. Someone is lying about their intent. The drug war … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

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Why Wages Are Going Nowhere

  Why Do 80% of Americans Say They Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck? By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ July 30, 2018 The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Economics

 

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