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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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Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is a bestselling author, award-winning investigative journalist, and noted international security scholar, as well as a policy expert, filmmaker, strategy and communications consultant, and change activist. His debut science fiction thriller novel, "ZERO POINT", was released in August 2014. His previous non-fiction book was "A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It" (2010), which inspired the award-winning documentary feature film, "The Crisis of Civilization" (2011).

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