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The Rich, the Poor and the Government

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

–          John Steinbeck



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Step Aside Hillary, Bernie's Coming Through...

by Jerry Alatalo

enator Bernie Sanders and Thom Hartmann have teamed up for the weekly Q+A call-in program “Brunch With Bernie” for several years now. Bernie says he’s getting close to announcing that he will campaign for President of the United States. 1,176 more words

Earth Matters

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think

“…the reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it….”

— George Carlin

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think… 1,071 more words


Widening Inequality

Income and wealth inequality have been major topics debated recently, and I wanted to provide a cursory look at how the inequality has widened over the past four decades. 463 more words


None of Us

I was just scrolling through my Facebook (I really need to get out more) when I came across a headline about Hillary Clinton’s net worth. Full disclosure: I did not read the article. 580 more words


As the world gets richer, don't expect it to get happier

In 2011, the Heritage Foundation released a report called “Poverty in America,” which caused a brief stir on cable news and online media.

The report argued that mainstream media reports on poverty overstated the degree to which poor people in America suffer, because the poor have a great deal of access to amenities like refrigerators, air conditioning, and cable TV, and because only a small share of them go regularly without basics like food, clothing, and shelter. 650 more words


Data For Rich Paying For Politics

Data have been compiled on how much money is given to politicians by rich Americans. The top 0.01% made 42% of the political contributions in 2012. 31 more words