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Republican Nostalgia for the Gilded Age

November 19, 2014 /

by Claire Goldstene

 Though Republicans often feign nostalgia for the 1950s, they are actually more nostalgic for the Gilded Age. By Claire Goldstene [caption id="attachment_7472" align="alignright" width="300"] At least since Ronald Reagan, the...

America’s Last Throwback to Plutocracy 1.0

March 22, 2014 /


Heiress Bunny Mellon didn't promise us a rose garden. She gave us one. We would have been better off with more equality instead. By Sam Pizzigati [caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="300"]...

Getting Past Stars and Swipes Forever

June 29, 2013 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Back in 1776, public-spirited patriots emerged from the ranks of colonial America's privileged. But our corporate elite today seems to offer up only thieving, tax-dodging parasites. Why such a contrast?...

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