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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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Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman

Robert Freeman is the author of "The Best One Hour History" series which includes "World War I" (2013), "The InterWar Years" (2014), "The Vietnam War" (2013), and other titles. He is the founder of The Global Uplift Project which builds small-scale infrastructure projects in the developing world to improve humanity’s capacity for self-development.

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The Lessons the U.S. Will Probably Not Learn from Afghanistan

It’s not even important that wars be won but that they be eternally prepared for by buying ever-greater numbers of ever-more complex and ever-more useless weapons systems.

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The Crimes of Donald Rumsfeld and a Reflection on the Iraq War

The real tragedy of the 2003 U.S. invasion is that virtually none of its lessons have been learned. It's easy to understand why. None of its perpetrators have ever suffered any consequences for the damage they inflicted on the country and the world.

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Why Infrastructure is So Much Bigger Than Just Infrastructure

"The beauty of pursuing a rebuilt infrastructure is that it brings with it the solution to the other four spokes of national renewal... They work together, like the spokes on the metaphorical wheel that unites them."

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The Republican Party and the End of Enlightenment

"Republican discourse is a never-ending torrent of lies, idiocies, and absurdities—the very antithesis of Reason."

Robert Freeman ·

Texas Freeze Illustrates a Failed Economic System

We need to begin changing our fundamental ethic, from "I'm getting mine. Screw you," to "We're all in this together." Because we are.

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Four Insurgencies that Counsel Vigilance at the Trump Revolt

If we are to save the country, we must find the wisdom to think anew and the courage to act anew.

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The Republican Party and Victimhood as Ideology

Republican victimhood hijacks legitimate suffering to elevate itself into self-anointed martyrdom.

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It’s Time We Called It What It Is: Fascism

The epic thrash we’re witnessing is because the forces of capitalism, seeing a terminal economic crash approaching, are attempting to preemptively replace democracy with authoritarianism—fascism—so that they can control the outcome.

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