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Money! Money! Money!

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On September 21, 2018
It’s a real wonder that Republicans aren’t winning politically with their giveaway to the 1%. A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans’ […]
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More Swamp Draining

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On August 8, 2018
A shadow group of wealthy Mar-a-Lago members running the VA isn’t disturbing or anything, as this great journalism from Pro Publica shows: Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz with his input on a new mental health initiative for […]

The New Gilded Age

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On July 23, 2018

The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary: In 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the U.S.

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Art in the New Gilded Age

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On May 16, 2018
In the Gilded Age, nearly everything was considered a private good to be horded by the rich in their ridiculous mansions. After the Gilded Age, the rise of the idea of the public good meant, among many other things, a lot of public art. Now in the New Gilded Age, we are seeing those public […]
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