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Oligarchy

 

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 ·


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 ·


Why the Very Worst People Really Don't Want Us to Look Up

There's never been a more important time to look up, wake up, and get active.

Thom Hartmann ·


Julian Assange, PEN America, and Ruling Class Acquiescence

Careerists and Democratic Party apparatchiks successfully leverage corporate money and backing to seize and deform historic rights organizations into appendages of the ruling class.

Chris Hedges ·

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