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Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality
Business  (tags: US, Toxic Capitalism, Financialization, Wall Street, Speculative Investment, Wealthy Elites, Profits, Class War, Working Class, Costs, Economic Injustice, Destabilized Economy, Bubble Burst, American Inequality )

Brian
- 89 days ago - truth-out.org
"Inequality is fed by both the speculative bubble and the conditions under which it bursts, because financial firms hoard most of the gains from risky investments but bear few of the costs."
The (Very) Rich Are Getting (Much) Richer
Business  (tags: economy, recession, recovery, elites, class war, 1%, 99%, economic injustice, wealth inequality, struggle, hardship )

Brian
- 299 days ago - truth-out.org
The very rich have recovered just fine from the Great Recession, even as the great majority of Americans continue to struggle. In fact, the super-elite...the top 0.01 percent...actually had higher incomes in 2012 than they did at the height of the bubble.
On 5th Anniversary Of Lehman Collapse, Americans Still Angry
Business  (tags: banks, bankers, Wall Street, Great Recession, bailout, economy, crisis, class war, public outrage, hostility, Occupy Wall Street )

Brian
- 310 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A majority of those polled said Wall Street bankers, traders and executives were still paid too much. More than half also want the government to do more to punish those responsible for the crisis.
The Rich Are Getting Richer...Can the Poor Get Much Poorer?
Business  (tags: US, wealth gap, economic injustice, class war, #poverty, #inequality, #livingwage )

Brian
- 310 days ago - takepart.com
The rich have rebounded from the Great Recession of 2007--rather handsomely, in fact--which means the income gap hasn't been this wide for at least 100 years.
Skyrocketing Income Inequality OR How The 1% Profited By Robbing You of Your Labor Rights
Business  (tags: income inequality, class war, Occupy Wall Street, corporate corruption, government collaboration, recession, unemployment, poverty, hunger, workers rights, labor rights, we are the 99% )

Brian
- 1002 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The middle class's share of national income has steadily declined as the percentage of the population in labor unions has fallen. At the same time, the top 1 percent's share of national income has exploded.
The Vicious Circle of Debt and Depression
Business  (tags: class war, Wall St. gamblers, transfer speculator debt to people, biggest casino in history )

Judy
- 1527 days ago - counterpunch.org
After transferring trillions of dollars of bad debt or toxic assets from the books of financial speculators to those of governments, global financial moguls, their representatives in the State apparatus and corporate media are now blaming social spending
Hedge-Fund Managers Score Biggest Ever Payday
Business  (tags: CEO Wages, Class War, Corporate CEO Salaries, Gobal Financial Panic 2007, Hedge Funds )

Barry
- 2286 days ago - opednews.com
Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine has just released it's annual ranking of top hedge funds earners, and some of the salaries are astounding. At the top of the list is Paulson & Company founder John Paulson, who made a whopping $3.7 billion last year
   

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