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Grifters Love Grifters

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On August 8, 2018
The New Gilded Age sure looks a lot like the first Gilded Age. The first congresscritter to endorse Trump is on the board of a publicly traded company and he uses it to engage in insider trading? Perfect! The designers of Credit Mobilier couldn’t ask for more! Here’s what’s laid out in complaints from the […]
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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. earned, on average, 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99 percent—an increase from 2013, when they […]
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What could be more New Gilded Age than the return of the Pinkertons as the hired thugs of anti-union companies? Nothing more New Gilded Age is possible. Sarah Jones explains: Workers at the telecommunications company Frontier Communications have been on strike for 20 days in West Virginia and Virginia. Their grievances are familiar ones: Workers […]
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