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Let's Not Stop With the Russian Oligarchy

Why is oligarchy, which means rule (arche) by the few (oligoi), considered an exclusively Russian phenomenon?

Yanis Varoufakis ·

The 'Doom Loop' of American Oligarchy

Some democracies fall apart because of invasion by a neighbor, terrorism, or a natural disaster, but most are taken down by their own own greedy oligarchs.

Thom Hartmann ·

Crack Down on Russian Oligarchs by Cracking Down on US Tax Havens

While other EU countries have been increasing transparency and cracking down on kleptocratic capital, the U.S. is a laggard.

Chuck Collins ·

Inspired by Oligarch Plane Tracker, Greenpeace Follows Russian Oil Tankers Funding Putin's War

"The huge number of tankers criss-crossing our seas loaded with Russian oil and gas is a tangible sign of our dependence on fossil fuels and proof that it is the biggest contribution to Putin's war chest."

Brett Wilkins ·

Sanders Welcomes End of Major League Lockout But Slams 'Baseball Oligarchs'

"We are dealing with an organization controlled by a number of billionaires," the democratic socialist senator said, while vowing to introduce legislation to end MLB owners' antitrust exemption.

Brett Wilkins ·

Now Let's Do the American Oligarchs

What can we do about our oligarchy in the United States? President Biden's blueprint for ones in Russia is a good place to start.

Richard Eskow ·

Beware the American Big Oil Oligarchs Ready to Profit Off Ukraine War

Will Republicans rally unconditionally to Ukraine's side if it costs us more at the gas pump and raises the price of home heating oil?

Thom Hartmann ·

As France and Germany Seize Yachts, UK Accused of Coddling Russian Oligarchs

"We hope that the government will support our amendments which seek to strengthen our ability to hit Russian oligarchs as quickly and effectively as possible," said one Labour Party lawmaker.

Kenny Stancil ·

Where to Crack Down on Russia Oligarchs? Try South Dakota

Tax havens are often associated with sleepy Caribbean backwaters, but increasingly the US, led by investor-friendly financial secrecy laws in states like South Dakota and Delaware, has emerged as a global center for hiding illicit wealth.

Eli Clifton ·

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 ·

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