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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.

Today, we ask you to support our nonprofit, independent journalism because we are not impressed by billionaires flying into space, their corporations despoiling our health and planet, or their vast fortunes safely concealed in tax havens across the globe. We are not laughing.

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Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson

Staff Writer

Jake Johnson is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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"Do it, Democrats," said one progressive organizer.

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"We need Medicare for All now, and this resolution sends a strong message that the leadership of our nation's capital puts patients first—and we demand Congress do the same by backing Medicare for All."

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"If Republicans remain intent on using the filibuster to avoid paying our nation's debts, then Democrats should use the mandate they won from voters to fix or nix this arcane Senate rule."

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Fueled by Climate Crisis, Planet Lost 14% of Coral Reefs in Just One Decade

"We are running out of time: we can reverse losses, but we have to act now."

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Three Scientists Share Nobel Prize in Physics for 'Revolutionary' Climate Work

"It's clear that for the future generations, we have to act now in a very fast way," said newly minted Nobel laureate Giorgio Parisi, a theoretical physicist at the Sapienza University of Rome.

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Progressives Respond to Facebook Outage With Simple Call: 'Break Them Up'

"It's almost as if Facebook's monopolistic mission to either own, copy, or destroy any competing platform has incredibly destructive effects on free society and democracy," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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A Year and 3.5 Million Deaths Later, 'Greed Is Triumphing Over Human Life' in Vaccine Fight

"How many more people must die needlessly before countries do the right thing and support the lifting of patent restrictions, so Covid-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments can be produced worldwide?"

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