Rich 1%

Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
Imperial Storm Troopers guarding a bank in Portland.

The violence of the State & the crime of peaceful protest

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So much of our analysis of the State ignores its violence. Chris Hedges has more.
Your grandchildren's East Coast of the United States

Neoliberalism, “just deserts” and the post–climate crisis economy

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From “just deserts” neoliberalism to climate solutions, it’s one straight line. Read why.
Should you be financing the "new PBS"? Let the billionaires do that.

How PBS sold its soul to a billionaire

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PBS got caught serving the 1% who are after your pension money, since billionaires don’t have enough of their own.
White phosphorus over Gaza

Reflections on capitalism: Who are the Unpeople of the world?

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To whites, the poor and darker skinned are Unpeople. To the major capitalists, the circle is a whole lot larger.
Social Security

Meet the people who are so rich they’ve already paid their 2014 Social Security tax

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70 executives from corporations like Starbucks, ComCast, Pfizer & Philip Morris paid their full SS tax in 2 days.
The Clintons, via stocklight / Shutterstock

Hillary Clinton & the Wall Street plutocrats who paid her $200,000 for one speech

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Clinton to Wall Street: I think going easy on your good souls is the right thing to do. And thanks for the $200k.
Job recovery by recession since WW II. Our non-recovery is the heavy red line.

The country needs jobs, not a bipartisan austerity diet

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The S&P is at record highs, but the jobs market stinks & Congress wants to cut spending, again. Help stop them.

Matt Yglesias resigns from the presumed-progressive community — with prejudice

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Shorter Yglesias: I enrich myself by defending your forced suffering. Bad choice on your part.

Donating to the DCCC means helping Dems who vote like Republicans

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The DCCC elects corporate Dems, doesn’t support progressives, and protects Republicans. Why donate a dime?

127 corporations that want to “Fix the Debt” by gutting your retirement

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The 127 millionaire CEOs of “Fix the Debt” corporations have a great idea — more for all of them, less for you.

More on wealth transfer, the Social Security shortfall, and rule by billionaires

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It turns out that rule by billionaires & the Social Security shortfall are closely connected. Here’s how.
money farm

America faces more than a dozen deadlines, all caused by billionaires and wealth transfer

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America has a “billionaire problem.” Stopping wealth transfer is at the heart of every national solution.
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