Category Economic Inequality

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE — Aangirfan

Hmmm… No black people? Can’t find Obama’s name Donald Trump and Lynn de Rothschild. Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful people 2018 places Xi Jinping in the top position. The World’s Most Powerful People 2018 – Forbes… 594 more words via WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE — Aangirfan Advertisements

#BlackPantherChallenge: Bringing indoctrination to those who can’t afford it

Woke Hollywood? The Marketing of Black Panther by JOSEPH TOMPKINS Most readers will be familiar with the hype around the Black Panther. The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now stands, quite ceremoniously, as a film of many firsts—the first black blockbuster, the first Marvel film to feature a black superhero, black director, screenwriter and […]

Trump escalates the war on black, I mean, poor people

And of course racists, I mean, social conservatives think it’s a great idea x Vimeo Video The Trump White House recently released their fantastical budget plan— fantastically cruel and fantastically phony at the same time. There is basically zero chance the Trump budget will be adopted in its current form, particularly because Congress just passed […]

The prime oligarch

Freedom Rider: Oligarch Jeff Bezos Margaret Kimberle   Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a net worth of $105 billion and is the richest man in the world. But he is not just the richest man at this moment in history. He is the richest person who has ever lived. As of 2017 he and seven […]

The 1% Will Earn the People’s Hatred

The 1% Will Earn the People’s Hatred Glen Ford   Senate Republicans passed a tax bill that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi described as “simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it.” The measure fulfills every corporate wish list compiled in the 30 […]

Well, isn’t that what Reaganomics was designed to do?

Washington Post – Back in 1980, the bottom 50 percent of wage-earners in the United States earned about 21 percent of all income in the country — nearly twice as much as the share of income (11 percent) earned by the top 1 percent of Americans.But today, according to a massive new study on global… via […]

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump

The Political Economy of Obama/Trump by Richard D. Wolff US capitalism is again careening down blind alleys. Earlier it had crashed into the Great Depression from 1929 to 1933 before lurching into the New Deal. After 1945 it concentrated on rolling back the New Deal until it turned sharply to neoliberalism and “globalism” in the […]