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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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Rachel M. Cohen

Rachel M. Cohen

Rachel M. Cohen is an award-winning journalist based in Washington D.C. She covers policy, politics, labor, schools, and cities, among many other topics. Her work has appeared in The Intercept, The Nation, The American Prospect, and In These Times, among other outlets. Follow her on Twitter: @rmc031.

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