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The Evilness of Today’s U.S. Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse This isn’t about the Republican Party, which has been controlled by its super-rich ever since Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865; it’s focusing instead upon the Democratic Party, which didn’t previously serve only the super-rich, but now (like … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots of Big Data, Soaring Corporate Profits and Trade Wars

Let’s connect the dots between these two comments from longtime correspondents: the first is on the model of collecting and selling data (Big Data), and the second on trade: GFB: “If I had a lot of money, would I want to … Continue reading

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The Hidden-in-Plain-Sight Mechanism of the Super-Wealthy: Money-Laundering 2.0

We all know the rich are getting richer, and the super-rich are getting super-richer. This reality is illustrated in the chart of income gains, the vast majority of which have flowed to the top .01%–not the top 1%, or the top … Continue reading

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Trump’s Psychopathy Now Clear

Eric Zuesse What type of Presidential candidate, now become the President, would assert and (via his agents, do) all of the following things: 1: Pence presents new healthcare offer to Freedom Caucus The Hill, By Peter Sullivan – Mon. 3 … Continue reading

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Do the Roots of Rising Inequality Go All the Way Back to the 1980s?

I presented this chart of rising wealth inequality a number of times over the past year. Do you notice something peculiar about the inflection points in the 1980s? Correspondent W.S. noted that the inflection point for the top .1% (late … Continue reading

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