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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Arshad M. Khan

Arshad M. Khan

Arshad M. Khan is a retired US- based professor and occasional commentator. Educated at King's College London, OSU and The University of Chicago, he has a multidisciplinary background.

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Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet

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Of Animals and Bees and Flowers Wild as Earth Day Nears

Serious concerns for anyone who cares for wildlife and the planet we inhabit.

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Democracy or “Lobbyocracy”?

We were presented the best opportunity for change (in a couple of decades) by the financial collapse but failed to seize it.

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