All Articles on Plutocracy

The monetary imbalance is especially jarring when it comes to hawks who beat the drums of war. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Views
Society Is In Decay–When the Worst Is First and the Best Is Last
If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money
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The Kochs donated approximately $150 million to 300 colleges and universities between 2005 and 2015, gifts they frequently specified must support economics and law schools fostering unfettered free-market capitalism. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/cc/flickr) Views
Beware Billionaires Bearing Gifts
For Americans to achieve real freedom and self-governance, some of the billions that flow into the pockets of the already rich must go instead into the paychecks of the workers whose sweat creates profits
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Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren make a joint appearance on Capitol Hill during a 2017 news conference about health care reform. (Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP) Views
Warren and Sanders Understand the Power of 'The Bad Guy'
For Sanders and Warren, it’s simple: The Bad Guy is the rich, the one percent, the oligarchy
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The top one-tenth of 1 percent controls as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, while roughly a fifth of American children live in poverty, and half of American infants are so poor they depend on public aid to eat.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
The Shocking Tale of Two Generations
The tragic place America finds itself in
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This undermining of the workaday Americans goes against the very essence of America, from our egalitarian ideals to our can-do spirit. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Views
Let's Re-fund America
We must create a politics that directly confronts the narcissistic nabobs who're knocking down our people and our country
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For ordinary Americans, the slight uptick in wages is not enough to make up for many years of stagnation.(Photo: Stand Up KC/Twitter) Views
The Reality Behind the ‘Surging’ U.S. Economy
A tiny uptick in wages won't do much to help Americans squeezed by debt and facing rising prices for medicine, child care, housing, and other essentials
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates that the average American worker’s productivity has increased 400 percent since 1950. (Photo: @AlexMorash/Twitter) Views
The Real Reason American Workers Have It So Hard
The American system (the Supreme Court, Congress, and the president) has conspired to crush workers
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In just the first three quarters of 2018, big business quietly pocketed stunning tax savings they would have—and should have—paid to support America's public needs. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Where the Money Is
As most Americans now realize, the tax cut was not for them but instead was a disgraceful trillion-dollar-a-year giveaway to corporate giants and their wealthiest shareholders
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It is often made explicit that “purity test” is merely code for the Democratic base wanting more leftist policies, and being disgruntled with politicians who block them. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
‘Purity Tests’: How Corporate Media Describe Progressives Standing Up for Principles
The phrase is code for elites being pressured in ways they don’t like, and is often a shield against legitimate criticism of corruption or dependence on corporate power
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New York Times photograph of Bernie Sanders’ “fervent supporters.” (Photo: Lauren Justice) Views
Maybe Rich Liberals Don’t Hate Sanders Because They Fear He Can’t Win, But Because They’re Rich
That a network of multi-millionaire and billionaire donors would dislike a candidate who not only rejects their funding, but is actively trying to tax them at rates not seen since 1960, would surely be enough reason to explain why these wealthy elites would want to “stop” his nomination.
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