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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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Derek Cressman

Derek Cressman

Derek Cressman is author of "When Money Talks -- The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy," published in January, 2016 by Barrett-Koehler. In June 2014, Derek ran for California Secretary of State after spending 19 years working to protect voting rights and get corporate money out of politics. Prior to announcing his campaign, Derek served as Common Cause's Vice President of State Operations.

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