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Oligarchy



The GOP Has Become the Party of Poverty, Disease, and Death

Turns out this is about more than the GOP just embracing policies that lead to disease and death—those same policies also win elections while making their morbidly rich campaign donors even richer.

Thom Hartmann ·


Millionaires Don't Pay Their Fair Share Into Social Security. Rick Scott Wants to Keep It That Way

It is wrong that minimum wage workers contribute to Social Security all year long while Laura Ingraham and other plutocrats stop contributing in January each year.

Nancy J. Altman ·


Bernie Sanders Denounces Russia for 'Indefensible' Invasion of Ukraine

The U.S. senator from Vermont called for "serious sanctions on Putin and his oligarchs" in response to the Kremlin's latest moves.

Kenny Stancil ·


Warren to Testify at Sanders-Led Hearing on Threat of US Oligarchy

The Senate Budget Committee will examine Wall Street greed through the case study of Warrior Met Coal in Alabama, where workers have been on strike for nearly a year.

Jessica Corbett ·


The Dynastic Wealth of US Oligarchs Is a Threat to Democracy

A new report estimates that $21 trillion of that wealth will pass internally within America's already dynastically wealthy families between now and 2045.

Chuck Collins ·


The Billionaire Side Hustle That Neoliberalism Created

An easy income stream is open to anyone who can pay the entry price. (You can’t.)

Hamilton Nolan ·


'Time for Citizens United to Go': US Oligarchs Poured $1.2 Billion Into 2020 Elections

The figure represents a 39-fold increase compared to spending in 2010, the first election held after the widely decried ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jake Johnson ·


America's Class War: Organized Labor Is the Best Tool to Push Back Against the Rich

Organized workers, often defying their timid union leadership, are on the march across the United States.

Chris Hedges ·


How Corporate Greed Fuels Killer Tornadoes

They weren't "lost" to a storm—they were killed by a deliberate corporate culture that routinely cuts corners on worker safety to put more profit in corporate pockets.

Jim Hightower ·


Social Cohesion Is Vital, and We're Losing It

As with climate change, inequality, and our other collective problems, solutions will entail confronting and reining in power—whether the power of wealth, of outsized political representation, or of social media companies.

Richard Heinberg ·

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