The Egregious Lie Americans Tell Themselves

There’s a verbal tic particular to a certain kind of response to a certain kind of story about the thinness and desperation of American society; about the person who died of preventable illness or the Kickstarter campaign to help another who can’t afford their cancer treatment even with “good” insurance;...

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7 Economic Terms That Are Often Used to Trick People Out of Their Money

There are so many plans these days to “transform” an area via a “public-private partnership” that will “restore” and “fix” the local economy and lead to an economic “recovery” for the “brave” group of “stakeholders” who’ve come together to make it happen. The business leader drumming up support is often...

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Billionaire-Funded Fascism Is Rising in America

History shows that the two primary regulators within a capitalist system that provide for the emergence of a middle class are progressive taxation and a healthy social safety net. Tragically, Republicans are today planning to destroy both. Republicans last year passed a multi-trillion-dollar tax break for the rich, with a...

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The Capitalist Manifesto: Let Poor People Die

In a profit-driven world in which the victims rather than the predators are blamed for their own bitter misfortunes, empathy is muted. Social consciousness would correct that. But that won't happen as long as the media is promoting individual (human and corporate) gains over collective, cooperative efforts to restore our...

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