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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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Rebekah Entralgo

Rebekah Entralgo

Rebekah Entralgo is the Managing Editor of Inequality.org.

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The US Is Failing to Protect Care Workers

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Dear Employers: People Don't Want to Work for Starvation Wages

It’s not that people don’t want to work—it's that they don’t want to work for so little.

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Support for Essential Labor Has Largely Excluded Migrant Women Farmworkers

How the migrant women farmworkers who put food on our tables are organizing for a better life after the pandemic. 

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'This Fight Is Far From Over': Amazon Union Vote Shows Exactly Why We Need the PRO Act

In the face of intimidation by one of the largest companies in the world, Alabama workers bravely spoke out about the need for greater labor protections.

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