Lies of Plutocracy: Exploding Five Myths that Dehumanize the Poor

If you believe that poverty is the domain of the comfortably poor, black, unemployed, unmotivated and uneducated among us, you have been sadly misled. Prepare to be astonished by numbers that tell a very different story. You’re in the grocery store checkout aisle. Time to cash out. You pull out your food-stamp EBT card. You’re…

Is Clinton the Real Housing Crash Villain?

We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It’s a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high. It turns out that Donald Trump has been very, very good at buying low and selling…

Bubba’s toxic economic legacy: When Hillary brags about the first Clinton presidency legacy, she doesn’t want you to remember this

Over the past several months, Hillary Clinton has been somewhat hesitant to bring up her husband’s legacy as president, which, for many progressives, is a vexing reminder of how the Democratic Party embraced neoliberal policies towards the end of the 20th century, under the leadership of the the triangulating Bill Clinton. Faced with the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton…

Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life

Original post by TheNewDeal May 12, 2012 Let’s get one thing straight… Employers and Corporations did not feel generous and decide to give you two days off every week to have a social/personal life. (We now call them weekends). Corporations did not just feel like being nice one day and give their employees paid vacations. CEOs…

Tax the Super Rich now or face a revolution

Original post by Paul B. Farrell Mar 29, 2011 Yes, tax the Super Rich. Tax them now. Before the other 99% rise up, trigger a new American Revolution, a meltdown and the Great Depression 2. Revolutions build over long periods — to critical mass, a flash point. Then they ignite suddenly, unpredictably. Like Egypt, started on a…