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"We can have concentrated wealth in the hands of a few or we can have democracy, but we cannot have both."
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
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“Behind closed doors, in a secret place, the richest, the famous 1%, plot to influence the leaders of the G7. Hard to find a better ... The G7 is rather part of the problem in favoring the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the increasingly restricted economic elite. As G7 leaders strut in front of the ...
The processes of globalization have now greatly complicated the relationship of liberation from the absolutist State with nationhood and the people, ..... still exist – but also on the symbolic level, and consequently, that it is just as necessary to fight for words as it is to fight for territories or property or wealth.

From the least to the greatest, the young to the old, Nigerians have become “fantastically corrupt” people, almost without conscience. This is ... They give phantom awards to the political and economic elite in the country with the sole intent of collecting from the (suspecting?) awardees their own part of the ...
“If you in Texas are prepared to work hard, stand up, fight back, go out to your neighbors, talk to those people who voted for Trump, make sure that every friend ... Big banks and corporations thrived during this period, while wages stagnated for the majority of American workers, driving income and wealth ...
From Arizona to Alaska to North Dakota to Georgia, I heard a worry in common from people active in struggles for justice. They talk about the .... Most Swedes and Norwegians came to realize that the economic elite ruled their countries and that their parliaments were pretend democracies. Loving efficiency ...
That's the best word to describe our reaction after an hour talking to JB Pritzker, the man Democrats should nominate to challenge Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in November. ... Maybe it was a general concern that, suddenly, the Governor's Office was available only to the economic elite. Maybe it was Pritzker's ...

This has resulted in massive U.S. public (20 trillion USD ) and household (12.7 trillion USD ) debt levels, with real wealth now being concentrated at the criminal and ... Failure to do so may well result in the rise of a 'sham democracy,' catering only to the needs of the economic elite, and the eventual fragmentation of large ...
The Rutgers poll is another boost for Murphy, who won decisively after campaigning like a progressive on steroids. The poll says that most people in New Jersey feel they pay too much in taxes, and that they don't get a good bang for their tax bucks. But it also said about 70 percent are happy to tag the rich, ...
During the campaign, Trump's Man-of-the-People shtick involved telling crowds that Wall Street is "getting away with murder," and suggesting the rich should pay .... In the ultimate symbol of the American economic elite's divorce from the most onerous moral and practical consequences of Donald Trump's ...
Who uses toll lanes? My observation with I-70 toll lanes is that as congestion builds the toll lanes become populated with high end vehicles, Land Rovers, Infinitis, and BMWs. The economic elite is traveling faster, but not the average driver. The same will be true of the Gap toll lanes. The wealthy will be able ...
When it was over, a woman asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” ... Citizens United case added fuel to the flame by ruling that corporations were people and money was speech, which makes it easier for the wealthy to buy even more power and influence to widen the gap.
Many observers claim that stagnant wages over the last several decades for the working class combined with rapid wealth advancement for the upper class ... Valley have made broad swaths of the American people feel left out at the expense of a rising, new economic elite with unique technical skill sets.
For this reason, it intends to draw candidates not from a group of already active politicians but rather from among black people and favela residents who ... including technical professionals and academics, mostly “white people who are part of the country's intellectual and economic elite,” the most famous of ...
Cryptocurrencies aren't just about increasing efficiency, but taking down an economic elite that has been using its control over currency to maintain its wealth and ... Bitcoin transactions are authenticated by the thousands of people who dedicate their computers and electricity to building the blockchain.
Amy Chua launches off the well-known fact that the economic elite despises Donald Trump to propose a fascinating new hypothesis about the crisis in ... Like Indonesia's ethnic Chinese minority, which accounts for 2–4 percent of the population but controls 70 percent of the country's wealth, the oil-rich ...
(Dean divulged no more details to Morison, telling her, in Young's words, “it was a man's job, it wasn't a woman's job, and he wanted her to go in there and have them send ... Rich was a member of the town's largely Protestant economic elite, who rallied around him after he was accused, Mark Bean said.
Demonstrators place flowers in the barrels of soldiers guns as people take to the streets again to protest for changes in Tunisia's new government on ... Often portrayed by his allies as a “radical cultural modernizer,” Bourguiba promoted the interests of the economic elite, largely disregarding workers.

According to Time magazine, “The Richest 10% of Americans Now Own 84% of All Stocks.” We're told to all celebrate how well the market is doing, but it's just the rich further enriching themselves by playing games with the lives of everyone else. It's like Monopoly, except we regular people are the ...
Simply put, “clean food” (a.k.a “whole food”) has been positioned as rich people food, and an aspirational American middle class wants in, none of which has been lost on the fast food industry. But “clean eating” is, at its best, a marketing tactic that spreads awareness about the connection between diet and ...
Just in time for last week's convening of the most powerful and elite in Davos, Oxfam released a disturbing report that 82% of wealth that generated last year went to the richest 1%. Meanwhile, one in five children in rich countries still live in poverty, according to Unicef. Welcome to the sickeningly unequal ...
What makes her story such big news is her politics, which in turn produced the political motives that caused powerful people to want her dead. ... intervention, and, most threateningly of all, her growing power as a black, gay woman from the favela seeking not to join Brazil's power structure, but to subvert it.
“Rettig's sympathy for rich people seeking creative solutions to minimize their tax obligations makes him a poor choice for a country experiencing massive economic inequality and a declining ability to collect owed taxes from the economic elite,” said Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door ...
It also called for a paradigm shift in the prevailing political and economic systems to ensure the greater well-being of the world's people. ... of measuring the national income of countries that influences their expenditure on these essential sectors, we are measuring the achievements of the economic elite.
The 13 people charged are Russian nationals presumably living in Russia. As of this writing, none have been arrested .... The heroes are allies of a small cadre of America's political and economic elite who have made themselves fabulously rich through the alliances. The villains have oil, gas, pipelines and ...
Demonstrators place flowers in the barrels of soldiers guns as people take to the streets again to protest for changes in Tunisia's new government on ... Often portrayed by his allies as a “radical cultural modernizer,” Bourguiba promoted the interests of the economic elite, largely disregarding workers.
According to Time magazine, “The Richest 10% of Americans Now Own 84% of All Stocks.” We're told to all celebrate how well the market is doing, but it's just the rich further enriching themselves by playing games with the lives of everyone else. It's like Monopoly, except we regular people are the ...
That becomes abundantly clear in the wonderful new compendium of techniques to keep things and especially people out, The Arsenal of Exclusion ... Thus, building elements we take for granted, such as elevators, help to segregate social classes: The rich can remove themselves ever further from the ...
These deaths are a metaphor of the Nigerian condition, refracted through the ruling class, the political, social, and economic elite, the upper class, the one ... Members of the lower classes, -“the people”-, who fight and tear at each other on account of political one percenters should pause and think of the ...
Unlike many of the African elite who oversee large portion of their country's mineral wealth, Kasolo has an impressive mining pedigree, having earned a BSc ... Congress royalty such as Jeff Radebe, currently Minister in the Presidency, and the brother-in-law of one of Africa's richest men, Patrice Motsepe.
Last week, the Russian economic elite breathed a little easier after the Trump Administration unveiled a long-awaited, congressionally mandated list of ... After the meeting, Titov claimed to have compiled a list of names of wealthy Russians hiding from Russian law enforcement in Britain, who had asked for ...
The seventh cholera pandemic in modern history has killed millions of people in the Global South since its outbreak in Indonesia in 1961. ... The late professor Christopher Bayly neatly captures how cholera outbreaks shocked political and economic elite: “It seemed as if the horrid filth and turbulence of the ...
Construction of the Belo Monte dam has cast men, women and children who lived rich lives along the Xingu River to the outskirts of Altamira, Brazil's most violent city. ... Somewhere between their island on the river and their rented house in the city, these people of the forest were converted into urban poor.
... people's” food. “Clean eating” is derived from marketing originally developed by small, idealistic food producers and aimed at well-heeled consumers who could afford their expensive alternatives to industrial, factory farms. Simply put, “clean food” (a.k.a “whole food”) has been positioned as rich people ...
Just in time for last week's convening of the most powerful and elite in Davos, Oxfam released a disturbing report that 82% of wealth that generated last year went to the richest 1%. Meanwhile, one in five children in rich countries still live in poverty, according to Unicef. Welcome to the sickeningly unequal ...
The wealthy elites of today are no longer expressing and affirming their status through the possession of luxury or rare goods; rather, they are doing it through the possession of cultural ... spiked review: Have people always tended to use consumption to signal social status in relatively developed societies?
After all, it's pretty rare to find a wealthy man (it's mostly men, after all) who will concede that maybe the society that helped make them so rich might ... Although some of this will trickle down to grandma's investment account, most will be used to consolidate the control and wealth of people whose only ...
In no small part that's because the long era during which average Americans grew more wealthy has come to a sputtering stop. People who are asked how well they are doing economically frequently compare their own standard of living with that of their parents. Until recently, this comparison was heartening. At the age of ...
Before jetting off to Davos to assure the global economic elite that SA was a safe bet again following his election as ANC president, a grinning Cyril Ramaphosa remarked that he was looking ... The richest South Africans are among the richest people in the world, and the poorest are among the poorest.
New York City is a city of incredible wealth; in 2016, the GDP of the metropolitan area alone was approximately $1.5 trillion, and 82 of the world's billionaires have homes in the city. The great prosperity of that city is not due solely to its richest inhabitants; the entire community of New York, especially the ...
Because he is president, Trump and the American establishment – and now the international economic elite in Davos – are stuck with each other ... Though born into great wealth and advantage, he casts himself as a quintessential outsider, overcoming vast obstacles to seduce and dominate existing elites ...
A more vibrant and wealthy American middle class means more demands for good manufactured around the world, Trump is expected to argue. His message may not go down well. On Thursday, billionaire liberal mega-donor George Soros slammed the president to an audience in Davos, calling Trump a ...
A more vibrant and wealthy American middle class means more demands for good manufactured around the world, Trump is expected to argue. His message may not go down well. On Thursday, billionaire liberal mega-donor George Soros slammed the president to an audience in Davos, calling Trump a ...
Southern California is one of the most diverse 40,000 square miles on the planet. The region's five counties comprise deserts, mountains, plains and coastal areas. Those counties include rural, suburban and densely urban communities. And those communities are home to the poor, the middle class and ...
Unlike President Barack Obama, who only saw the economic elite as just another group he could lecture, Trump truly believes in the role these individuals -- and the businesses they run -- play in promoting prosperity and generating wealth. As I wrote last week, the World Economic Forum is a fine institution ...
82% of the wealth created last year in the world ended in the hands of the richest 1% of the population of the planet according to the NGO Oxfam. ... report on inequality just before the economic elite meets in Davos, Switzerland, calls on leaders to “make the economy work for all, not just for a rich minority” .
As the Washington Post reported, “The richest people on earth became $1 trillion richer in 2017, more than four times last year's gain, as stock markets ... The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans now own 40 percent of the country's wealth, the highest share in the last 50 years, according to a new study.
The Seattle area, under the influence of a tech boom, is rich by any standard, and home to some of the richest people who ever lived. But a decade after the Wall Street banking collapse and mortgage foreclosure crisis, the historic wealth flowing into the region's economic elite makes the struggles of people ...
At the annual meeting of the global political and economic elite, Trudeau is expected to promote the themes of the G7 meeting Canada will host this year. ... to speak with ordinary Canadians in town hall meetings, Justin Trudeau is heading to Switzerland where he'll rub elbows with the rich and powerful at ...
He points to a political truth that has been known since Aristotle: in a society where there are comparatively few very rich people, and a great many poor ... Convention that it was the role of the U.S. Senate to protect landowners and the rich from any attempt by the masses to seize a share of their wealth.
Marx responded: “Just as it is not religion which creates man, but man who creates religion, so it is not the constitution which creates the people, but the people ... only in relation to other humans, and, above all, that the essence of human nature and existence was the relationship between man and woman.


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