CounterPunch: 99% Screwed Front and Back

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40 Years of Economic Policy in One Chart

Once wages detached from productivity, the rich progressively got richer. They used their wealth to reduce taxes on capital, role back critical regulations, break up the unions, install their own lapdog politicians, push through trade agreements that pitted US workers against low-paid labor in the developing world, and induce their shady Central Bank buddies to keep interest rates locked below the rate of inflation so they could cream hefty profits off gigantic asset bubbles.

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Jan 16

Jean Lievens: Joseph Stiglitz on Income Inequality

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Joseph Stiglitz: Thomas Piketty gets income inequality wrong

The famed economist reveals the real reason the rich are getting richer — and what it means for the rest of us

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Jan 6

SchwartzReport: $14M an HOUR “War on Terror”

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I don’t know when I have been as angered by a story as I have been by this one. Fourteen million dollars an hour for 13 years. Imagine what could have been done with that money to ease the lives of the 17 million minor children who experience hunger each year, or the 2.5 million children who are homeless each year, or the destitute elderly living on dog food. What could have been done with that money to rebuild our failing infrastructure, or our crumbling schools, or to improve our poor healthcare system. And that money is independent of the over $400 billion spent on the grotesque F-35 project I reported on yesterday. All of this made possible by phony-patriot war criminals beginning with Bush and Cheney, and passed by a Congress of cretins, too weak and pusillanimous to serve the people who elected them. A government “by the people for the people,” not in anyway I can measure.

$14 Million an Hour for 13 Years: War on Terror’s Astounding Cost

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Jan 4

Sepp Hasslberger: Vaccines are Harmful…Period

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Dr. Moulden said it clearly, that vaccines are first and foremost harmful. He was hounded to death for it…

Canadian physician Dr. Andrew Moulden provided clear scientific evidence to prove that every dose of vaccine given to a child or an adult produces harm. The truth that he uncovered was rejected by the conventional medical system and the pharmaceutical industry. Nevertheless, his warning and his message to America remains as a solid legacy of the man who stood up against big pharma and their program to vaccinate every person on the Earth. Dr Moulden died unexpectedly in November of 2013 at age 49. Read more.

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Jan 2