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Sanders Slams US Inequality as Report Finds Nearly Half of Americans Can Not Afford Basic Necessities
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: inequality, bare bones household budget, ALICE Project, United Way )

- 334 days ago -
A new study from United Ways ALICE Project, which found that 43 percent of U.S. households, nearly 51 million families, cannot afford a bare bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and healthcare.
Huge Human Inequality Study Hints Revolution Is in Store for U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: inequality, highest ever in the world, usa, revolution, house of cards )

- 510 days ago -
Every society has a tipping point. Using a well-established score of inequality called the Gini coefficient, which gives perfect, egalitarian societies a score of 0 and high-inequality societies a 1 the USA is at .81 the highest in the world.
Petition - Tell Congress: No Tax Legislation Without Paradise Papers Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax dodging, secrets, paradise papers, ultra-wealthy, commercial abuse, inequality, tax loopholes, Tax Legislation )

- 524 days ago -
One year after the Panama Papers revealed the tax dodging secrets of the ultra-wealthy, a new trove of documents called the "Paradise Papers" is making headlines across the world. Most shockingly, the papers reveal that Trump Commerce Secret
Another Day In Paradise   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Phil Collins, homeless, hungry, paradise, inequality )

- 674 days ago -
Powerful video with the images.
Everyday Erinyes #65
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, Justice, Rights, privilege, inequality )

- 767 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. One thing this week which seems to me to demand the intervention of the Greek Furies.
Noam Chomsky on Globalization, Inequality and Political Alienation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, usa, u.s., propaganda, media, lies, government, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, americans, Noam Chomsky, Globalization, Inequality, Poltical, Alienation, Economic Elites, U.S. Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, Culture, Society, freedoms, abuse )

- 1019 days ago -
Chomsky has gained a worldwide following as a political dissident for his analyses of the pernicious influence of economic elites on U.S. domestic politics, foreign policy, and intellectual culture.
Wall Street Spends $1M Per Day Lobbying Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, u.s., propaganda, politics, money, investors, investments, investing, government, finance, ethics, economy, dishonesty, corruption, corporate, business, abuse, Wall Street, $1M, lobbying, Congress, hedge fund, kindergarten, inequality )

- 1032 days ago -
When the President must announce that the top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all 158,000 kindergarten teachers in the United States, you know it's time to take action.
The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections - Ralph Nader
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Democracy, Citizens United, Campaign Finance, Corporate Power, Inequality, Election 2016, Media )

- 1181 days ago -
Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a spectacle of vacuous rhetorical contests, distraction and stupefaction.
'Reclaim MLK' Protesters Kick Sanitized King Ideology to the Curb
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, history, race, activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, capitalism, socialism, inequality, privilege )

- 1185 days ago -
Activists across the United States are fed up with only hearing the 'I Have a Dream' version of the slain civil rights leader. Article from
The Myth of America's Golden Age
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Banksters, Bernie Saunders, economic policy, Economy, GOP Greed, GOP Lies, Hillary Clinton, inequality, InsaniTEA, Joseph E Stiglitz )

- 1238 days ago -
There were alternative ways of rescuing the economy that were fairer and that would have resulted in a stronger economy. Conversations with Joseph E Stiglitz, Nobel prize for economics.
10 Corporate Welfare Programs That Will Make Your Blood Boil
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, free stuff, Corporate Welfare, Capitalism, govt handouts to wealthy Corporations, inequality, corporate jets, Faux News )

- 1265 days ago -
A small number of incredibly wealthy Americans are ridiculing Bernie Sanders' base for wanting "free stuff" when the costliest programs are, by far, corporate welfare and entitlements for the top 1%. Faux News has been working hard to tear down Sanders'
The Pitchforks Are Coming âEUR¦ For Us Plutocrats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: inequality, Injustice, Nick Hanauer )

- 1266 days ago -
Several years ago now, TC had a short take featuring the billionaire Nick Hanauer. I was very impressed with Hanauer and his clarity of thought on who the job creators were.
SquatchâEUR(TM)s Open Thread 14/09/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: jigsaw puzzle, voter suppression, inequality, Kim Davis, Tony Abbott, dancing bear )

- 1312 days ago -
Personal, 4 short takes, jigsaw puzzle, and My Universe.
The Founding Fathers Backed Thomas Piketty--And Feared a Powerful 1 Percent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Founding Fathers, middle class, inequality, profit sharing, tax incentives, tax reform, capitalism, crony capitalism )

- 1748 days ago -
Many of America's Founders believed that excessive wealth inequality would be incompatible with having a representative republic. They did not expect wealth to be identically distributed, but many did envision a thriving middle class ...

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