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Old 01-21-2019, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default This is the most important story of our time

Karl Marx got almost everything else wrong, especially in the solutions he proposed. But he got this part right: “The history of all hitherto existing human society is the history of class struggles.”

Read the comments under this story. People are catching on to the fact that the wealthiest have been stealthily waging class warfare against them for a long time. And now they're starting to fight back.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facin...090548669.html
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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I've been saying for years that the government's bragging about "the low unemployment rate," "the strengthening and firming economy" and "the big wage increases that are coming along any minute now" was bullshit. And so it was.

Here's what's happening. When millions of people lose full-time jobs that have health care and other benefits, and have to replace them with part-time jobs that have no benefits, the government calls that a "recovery" and proclaims that things are just peachy again. But they're not!

The government claims that if you were making $65K with benefits, but now you're making $20K with no benefits, you're just as well off as you were before. Because, hey, you're employed.

https://www.businessinsider.com/supp...broken-2018-6?

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Old 01-28-2019, 09:30 PM   #3
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Check out this nonsense from four years ago.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Column...-Fat-Pay-Raise
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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Paul Campos makes an excellent point:

“If you have three billion dollars, then you can buy almost anything without even bothering to consider what it costs, since what it costs is, to you, practically indistinguishable from ‘nothing.’ Given that everything is for you already basically free, why would you even care if your tax bill goes up? Especially given that you live in a society in which, despite what is by a historical standards an almost inconceivable amount of total social wealth, lots of people still have to worry about getting enough to eat, not freezing to death in the next polar vortex, etc?”

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Good for New York. Giving the world's richest man $3 billion in tax cuts to build an HQ in your city is ludicrous.

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Amazon will pay no federal taxes on $11B in profits in 2018. You personally will probably pay more in federal taxes than Amazon will. Meanwhile, the federal budget deficit continues to accelerate upward.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/a...180337770.html

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:50 PM   #7
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Last week, Paul Manafort got only 47 months in prison for a long string of financial crimes. It was the culmination of an exceedingly corrupt life. Why such a short sentence? It's because he was rich.

And now this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/o...dmissions.html
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These people are so rich that it doesn't matter where their children attend college, or even whether they go. That they would do this reveals an appalling rapaciousness, which I think is opening people's eyes.

The rich are not your friends.
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I don't like Dr. Phil. but he's right about this.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...112412832.html
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This was considered "funny" only because she did it to low-wage workers. Fuck her and the people who laughed about it.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/prankster...202226866.html
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"Good family" = "rich family"

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-came-n1026111
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This is a very interesting piece. We might be seeing the end of the era when being rich enough and making a big show out of your "good deeds" would let you do pretty much anything you wanted to.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinio...es-ncna1029966
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Unbelievable!

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Yes, the United States is rigged against workers.

https://headsn.com/opinion-yes-ameri...ainst-workers/
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