1%er Warns Fellow Plutocrats Neoliberalism Will Lead To Violent Class Revolution

By: Friday June 27, 2014 10:58 am

Though Charles and David Koch may be grabbing the headlines promoting a 1% neo-feudal agenda, not everyone in the upper echelons of the American plutocracy is on board. Nick Hanauer, a super rich venture capitalist, recently wrote a piece condemning neoliberalism – often called “trickle-down economics” – saying the current economic system is not only [...]

As Hedge Fund Managers Rake In Record Pay Obama’s Economic Advisor Attacks Piketty

By: Monday May 12, 2014 10:29 am

2013 was a great year for high-tier hedge fund managers, even ones who pled guilty to securities fraud. The 25 highest paid hedge fund managers made over $21 billion in 2013, more than twice as much as all the kindergarten teachers in America combined. Whether those 25 men provided as great a benefit to our country [...]

May Day 2014: Reflections On Oligarchy

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 9:28 am

Are you enjoying May Day? Despite the origins of the holiday coming from events in Chicago the holiday is officially ignored in the USA. Outside the US celebrations are common in most major capitals in the world. After the questionable trial and execution of anarchists for alleged involvement in a bombing in Haymarket Square in [...]

China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:26 am

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade. While America’s once robust middle class shrivels and opportunity [...]

Wall Street Republicans Looking To Support Hillary Clinton In 2016

By: Monday April 28, 2014 10:19 am

Now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been severely damaged by the Bridgegate scandal, Republicans on Wall Street are desperately searching for a candidate they can count on to do their bidding in 2016. With a distrust for Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Rand Paul to follow orders, some are hoping former Florida Governor [...]

White House Brings In Oligarchy Heirs To Discuss Future

By: Monday April 21, 2014 8:48 am

Though President Obama noted wealth inequality as the defining issue of our time and said “I realize we are not going to resolve all of our political debates over the best ways to reduce inequality and increase upward mobility this year or next year or in the next five years”, less than a year later [...]

Study: US Is An Oligarchy Not Democracy

By: Tuesday April 15, 2014 10:57 am

From the department of No Duh, a study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities supports the thesis that the United States of America is not a republic in substance but rather an oligarchy where the rich rule and the majority are irrelevant to policy decisions. Studying policy changes between 1981 and 2002 and comparing the different [...]

Charles Koch Offers Public Defense Of Using His Wealth In Politics

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 8:39 am

Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, has offered a public defense of using his massive wealth to influence the political process in his favor. Koch claims he is “fighting to restore a free society.” Koch even went on to claim he is a victim because instead of focusing on his ideas people are noting the [...]

Tom Perkins Calls For End To Universal Suffrage

By: Friday February 14, 2014 9:45 am

Tom Perkins, member and apparently self-appointed spokesman for the top 1%, has moved beyond claiming those that support progressive taxation are Nazis and on to calling for an end to universal suffrage. From a plush chair at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Perkins said those who can not pay taxes should not be able [...]

Document Further Reveals Koch Brothers’ Dark Money Network

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 5:59 am

A document obtained by Mother Jones provides more evidence for a massive and secret funding network designed and maintained by Charles and David Koch. The Koch Brothers hold a closed access event in Palm Springs each year where they discuss how to buy the American political system – a much easier task to complete after [...]

Farm Bill Passes Senate With Cuts To Food Stamps And Giveaways To Monsanto

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 5:52 am

The Senate has passed the Farm Bill which includes $8 billion of cuts to food stamps and $7 billion of increases to agribusiness. President Obama has said he will sign it into law. Game over. The talking points on the bill are that it changes direct subsidies to farmers with increased crop insurance which is [...]

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