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The GOP Is Wrong About the Economy - Dead Wrong

I want to get into some of the issues that we understand and misunderstand about taxes, money, wealth, and how the very, very morbidly rich in the United States have seized not only virtually complete economic power in this country but also virtually complete political power.

Will The GOP Tax Scam Crash The Economy?

The countries of the world that have the most stable economies and that suffer from the smallest boom and bust cycles are the countries with the highest tax rates on the very, very wealthy. The reason for that is that the government is functioning essentially as a stabilizer, so capitalist economies, there's just a fundamental truth about them.

Do The Koch Bros Hate Everything That's Good For America?

I've got a question for you. I find this absolutely fascinating.

The Spending Bill Charade

The tax bill is all about cutting income to the federal government and over a 10-year period the top one percent are going to gain five trillion dollars. The bottom 99 percent are going to lose three and a half trillion dollars. And the remaining one and a half trillion dollars will be added to the national debt.

How Net Neutrality Can Still Win!

"Ajit Pai is going to lose", wrote Evan Greer over at Fight for the Future just before the FCC voted to gut net neutrality...

How Democracy Dies

Even the usually restrained Barack Obama warns Americans we're slipping dangerously close to authoritarianism.

Tomorrow Ajit Pai Decides Whether To End Your Free And Open Internet

Yesterday was Break the Internet Day and a bunch of organizations all over the place are talking about the whole internet situation.

Conservatives Don't Want You To Be Protected From The Greed Of Big Corporations

John Gray in his article from 2004 or earlier, "A Day in the Life of Joe Republican", explains eloquently the attitude of conservatives towards protecting the people from the greed of big corporations.

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