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Historical Background

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?...

Inequality and Growth

May 19, 2013 /

by Salvatore Babones

As the recession that began in late 2007 drags through its sixth year, people are finally starting to ask if maybe inequality is to blame. After all, slow growth throughout...

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