Reading Time: 18 minutes Could extreme income inequality destroy the very fabric of democracy? The US has been here before — in fact, the vast divide between the super wealthy and everyone else might be a reoccurring symptom of flaws in the original constitutional system.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Boy, do we have smart readers. Here’s another good one—reflecting on Nick Hanauer’s TED talk about job creation, the rich, myths, propaganda, and much more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this presentation, rich guy Nick Hanauer makes some simple yet profound points about whether keeping taxes low on rich people produce jobs.
Reading Time: 2 minutes At TruthDig, Chris Hedges, playing off an economist’s piece in the Financial Times, posits a dire future based on the collapse of the dollar, largely on account of the humongous military budget’s role in ballooning the deficit. The article, typically lively and controversial Hedges fare, is worth reading for its analysis, as are Hedges’s comments Read More