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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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Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein is the Media Manager at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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As Historic Nuclear Ban Enters into Force, It’s Time for the US to Help Put an End to the Nuclear Age

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Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

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I Take Hydroxychloroquine. Please Don't Hoard It.

To prevent hoarding and protect public health, we need to move towards universal care and lower-cost drugs.

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We Need to Treat Nuclear War Like the Emergency It Is

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An Arms Race That No One Can Win

We all have a vital interest in ensuring that nuclear weapons are not used. It’s time for the United States to take the lead on nonproliferation and disarmament.

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Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat

A new study shows just how bad a nuclear war could get. We need a plan to eliminate this risk permanently.

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The U.S. Should Never Start A Nuclear War

Seventy-four years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a No First Use pledge would make our country—and the world—much safer.

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The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Emergency

For already vulnerable populations, the health risks of extreme weather events can be deadly

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