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How the Disastrous 2010 Election Helped Ignite OWS

Strange as it might seem, the 2010 midterm election helped trigger the Occupy Wall Street movement and weaken the clout of the Tea Party. Remember what a funk those of us on the left side of the political spectrum were … Continue reading

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Oligarchy, American Style

By Paul Krugman    November 3, 2011 Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the … Continue reading

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How Rich Are the Top One Percent?

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans By Zaid Jilani on Oct 3, 2011, at Think Progress Source: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/ As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters … Continue reading

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THE WAR BETWEEN THE CLASSES: America’s Second Civil War

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class that’s making war, and we’re winning.”   — Warren Buffett It’s hard to pinpoint when the first shot in America’s Second Civil War was fired. People willing to go … Continue reading

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