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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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Josh Hoxie

Josh Hoxie

Josh Hoxie directs the Project on Opportunity and Taxation at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter: @JoshHoxie

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How the Age of Billionaires Ends

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Cable TV Ignores Inequality; Here’s How to Get Around It

“What I would say to our friends in the corporate media is start paying attention to the millions of people who are struggling economically every single day. Let’s talk about that issue.”

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