27 Mar 2016

Report: 74% Of Billionaire Wealth From Rent-Seeking

A new report offers a breathtaking estimate of how the rich have gotten richer: 74% of billionaire wealth was gained through socially useless activity.

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"United We Bargain, Divided We Beg" sign from February 23, 2011 Labor Rally in La Crosse, WI. (tinfoilraccoon on Flickr)
22 Jan 2016

Supreme Court Could Cripple Unions, Increase Inequality

A case currently before the Supreme Court could become another debilitating blow to what remains of the US labor movement.

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20 Jan 2016

Report: Richest 62 People As Wealthy As Half Of World

According to Oxfam’s report, the 62 richest billionaires in the world own as much wealth as the poorer half of the planet’s population — 3.6 billion people

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30 Dec 2015

1% Still Beating The Crap Out Of The Tax Code

The rich have devised a number of massive loopholes to avoid paying taxes, with taxation of carried interest being one of the most blatant.

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11 Dec 2015

Thank Neoliberalism: Middle Class No Longer The Majority In America

As inequality gradually worsened there have been attempts to redefine the middle class or deny its imminent destruction. But now there can be little doubt.

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04 Dec 2015

Richest 20 People Have More Wealth Than Half Of All Americans

The wealthiest 20 people in the U.S. now own more wealth than half of the entire population in the United States, according to a new analysis.

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30 Oct 2015

100 CEO Retirement Accounts Equal To Savings Of 50M Families

A new report calculates that the retirement assets of just 100 CEOs add up to as much as the entire retirement account savings of 41% of American families.

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22 Oct 2015

New Book Ties Former CIA Director To American Corporatocracy, JFK Assassination

A biography of former CIA Director Allen Dulles by one of the founders of Salon ties him to the rise of US corporate power and the agency’s worst misdeeds.

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19 Oct 2015

Wealth Therapy: Are The 1% Even Happy?

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has some advice for the global 1% who are feeling “maladjusted” and distant from humanity.

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Pyramid with the all-seeing eye , Public domain
13 Oct 2015

Less Than 400 Families Contribute Most Of 2016 Presidential Funds

How much longer can America’s plutocracy be denied? A recent report by The New York Times reveals that 158 of the richest families are now providing a “financial check on demographic forces” that are moving the country in a more progressive direction by contributing nearly half of all early money

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