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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. They laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Aviva Chomsky

Aviva Chomsky

Aviva Chomsky’s most recent book is "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal." She is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts.

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