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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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What is truly the role of intellectuals is to make all citizens of this beautiful nation realise that as long as wealth monopoly is concentrated among a handful ... a clandestine agenda that not only preserves its power, position and status but lives up to the expectations of the economic elite who call the tunes.
He defined the election as a people's uprising against all the institutions that had let them down and sneered at them--the politicians and the parties, ... This appears to be something relatively new, perhaps because the cultural elite a century ago likely would have been a subset of the small economic elite.

Difficult as it is to comprehend, the fact is that the six richest people on Earth now own more wealth than the bottom half of the world's population - 3.7 billion ... They look on, feeling helpless in the face of a powerful few who buy elections, and a political and economic elite that grows wealthier, even as their ...
Since the dominant aspiration of the post-independence state is to be an elite, and being an elite is not limited to being a politician, people aspire to be an economic elite, not a political one, as the wealthy are the primary elite. It's not the fault of the politician that the brand has been weakened. It's just that ...
There are many rich people in India--but they number in the mere millions. ... Tellingly, few websites venture beyond English, a language in which perhaps only one in ten are conversant and which is preferred by the economic elite. .... India's middle class may be far from wealthy but the rich are truly rich.
Mr Trump will fly to Switzerland for the event, which is synonymous with the world's political and economic elite- the first time since 2000 that a sitting US ... to include an agreement on immigration, including a deal on 'dreamers' - undocumented people who were brought to the United States as children.

As the 19th century progressed, America had steadily more ultra-wealthy people, more monopolies and oligopolies, and worse economic crises. ... Unions were protected under a new legal regime created by the National Labor Relations Act. taxes on the rich were sharply increased, both to raise revenue ...
CAIRO -- Nearly nine years ago, the upheaval was stunning. Massive crowds marched through the streets of Iran's capital and other cities demanding change in the first major unrest to shake the rule of hard-line Muslim clerics over the country since they came to power in 1979. It was sparked in the ...
That reflects how many now see families of prominent cleric-politicians and Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard as a corrupt economic elite, monopolizing business, hoarding wealth and leaving ordinary people with no place in the economy. That presents a dangerous development for Iran's rulers.
The mockumentary remains so deeply upsetting, particularly to Kazakhstan's educated political and economic elite, that police in the capital, Astana, ... said he had no intention of following in his father's footsteps and instead wanted to become like the wealthy rancher who visits the family periodically in an ...
The elite is comprised of people who have the ability to significantly influence social developments thanks to their institutional position or economic status. ... For instance, in Germany, 75% of the chief economic officers who are part of the economic elite stem from the richest 4% of the population. Among ...
In a world where profit margins are king, no stone has been left unturned in sucking up the world's wealth and resources by the economic elite. The planet's ... Society is good at giving labels and putting people, in boxes - black, white, man, woman, straight, gay, weird, normal, intern, manager. But just ...
But just as the Tories' championing of "the people" over profit has made it harder for them to impugn Corbyn, so it makes Labour reluctant to condemn Brexit. As a senior Corbyn ally recently told me: "Our essential analysis is that the political and economic elite has failed the country, and it's led to this ...
For more than a generation, the most pressing economic problem confronting the United States has been the growing concentration of wealth among the already wealthy. Whether through government policy, economic transformation or a combination of the two forces, the share of income and wealth ...
It is evident that the two can be found among migrants, as well as among local people. The economic elite - both Portuguese and Angolan - engaged in corruption to make economic gains. But non-privileged immigrants, as well as ordinary nationals, remain vulnerable in relation to the corrupt state.
To think that a man reportedly worth $450m would endorse anything but the capitalism that made him rich is insanity. ... have no democratic control over an economic system that minimally benefits them but considerably benefits the political and economic elite -- such as Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma.
Rapacious from every aspect, it constitutes nothing less than a hostile takeover of the United States of America by an economic elite bent on financial gain for financial gain's sake alone. ... It turns tax policy upside-down by facilitating massive transfers of wealth from the lower classes to the very wealthy.

Have you noticed lately how the political establishment and economic elite throw the middle class crumbs? Whether it's the national or state political ... The latest federal tax reduction proposal gives most of the tax benefits to the very, very wealthy, not the vast majority of people. They throw crumbs our way.
The wealth-addicted economic elite in our country could benefit from the method adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous. The famous support group's approach has been replicated by groups of people with an array of problems. The Giving Pledge campaign founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates could serve ...
And a lot of people think it was the most amazing, terrific, huge and bigly years ever in recorded history. ... In an era such as 1929, it was the rich and poor. wealth was concentrated among the few, and, apparently, the trust fund babies were too busy lighting cigars with $10 bills to know how to handle it ...
Character, Morgan continued, dictates trust, and without trust, a man "could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom". On the ... A wealth of research and evidence has turned the importance of transparency, the rule of law and the eradication of corruption to economic growth into a truism.
Alston says that "[i]n a rich country like the U.S.A., the persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power," and of course he's right, ... if it is government itself that is the source of exploitation, the force allowing the economic elite to monopolize resources and abuse working people?
The elite is comprised of people who have the ability to significantly influence social developments thanks to their institutional position or economic status. ... For instance, in Germany, 75% of the chief economic officers who are part of the economic elite stem from the richest 4% of the population. Among ...
In a world where profit margins are king, no stone has been left unturned in sucking up the world's wealth and resources by the economic elite. The planet's ... Society is good at giving labels and putting people, in boxes - black, white, man, woman, straight, gay, weird, normal, intern, manager. But just ...
Alston says that "[i]n a rich country like the U.S.A., the persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power," and of course he's right, ... if it is government itself that is the source of exploitation, the force allowing the economic elite to monopolize resources and abuse working people?
Character, Morgan continued, dictates trust, and without trust, a man "could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom". On the ... A wealth of research and evidence has turned the importance of transparency, the rule of law and the eradication of corruption to economic growth into a truism.
For more than a generation, the most pressing economic problem confronting the United States has been the growing concentration of wealth among the already wealthy. Whether through government policy, economic transformation or a combination of the two forces, the share of income and wealth ...
The GOP bill, mindful of this problem, limits the SALT deduction for property taxes to $10,000, so that only people with very high-value properties will see a change. Landrieu and Richmond ... Far from advocating for the common man, Landrieu and Richmond are shilling for party and the economic elite.
But just as the Tories' championing of "the people" over profit has made it harder for them to impugn Corbyn, so it makes Labour reluctant to condemn Brexit. As a senior Corbyn ally recently told me: "Our essential analysis is that the political and economic elite has failed the country, and it's led to this ...
The man who, as Helen Lewis writes, is "completely opposed" to abortion because "life begins at conception", is against gay marriage, and has ... Except poor people, who, unlike the rich, must drag themselves out of poverty by nothing but their bootstraps before they are eligible for consideration as "equal ...
It is in capital's interest to have borders open to goods and people rather than creating barriers and erecting walls. What a plutocracy will do is ensure that high inequality, in terms of the 1% or 0.1% etc, is maintained or even increased. Indeed many plutocrats amassed their wealth by extracting large sums ...
But just as the Tories' championing of "the people" over profit has made it harder for them to impugn Corbyn, so it makes Labour reluctant to condemn Brexit. As a senior Corbyn ally recently told me: "Our essential analysis is that the political and economic elite has failed the country, and it's led to this ...
Arvind Kejriwal in a still from 'An Insignificant Man'; Yogendra Yadav and Aung San Suu Kyi. ... Most idealists are usually from the social and economic elite but feel inadequate in a changing world, or in a society where it has suddenly become expensive to remain rich, a price they cannot afford any more.
More than 250 people have been arrested following a series of vigilante attacks in Malawi on people they considered to be vampires. ... individuals, prompting some commentators to suggest the belief in vampirism is a metaphor for an economic elite that is accused of sucking wealth away from the majority ...
In desperate times the economic elite, who sat with native representatives knew that giving up political and labour-repressive authority would be more of a benefit to their economic ... Our leaders are those we have chosen, the conditions we are in are no longer those our own people cannot change.
Indeed many plutocrats amassed their wealth by extracting large sums from the firms for which they worked, wealth that might otherwise have gone to ... that a belief in neoliberalism can easily involve an anti-enlightenment belief that people need to be persuaded to subject themselves fully to the market.
Rapacious from every aspect, it constitutes nothing less than a hostile takeover of the United States of America by an economic elite bent on financial gain for financial gain's sake alone. ... It turns tax policy upside-down by facilitating massive transfers of wealth from the lower classes to the very wealthy.
Rapacious from every aspect, it constitutes nothing less than a hostile takeover of the United States of America by an economic elite bent on financial gain for financial gain's sake alone. ... It turns tax policy upside-down by facilitating massive transfers of wealth from the lower classes to the very wealthy.
Have you noticed lately how the political establishment and economic elite throw the middle class crumbs? Whether it's the national or state political ... The latest federal tax reduction proposal gives most of the tax benefits to the very, very wealthy, not the vast majority of people. They throw crumbs our way.
The wealth-addicted economic elite in our country could benefit from the method adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous. The famous support group's approach has been replicated by groups of people with an array of problems. The Giving Pledge campaign founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates could serve ...
A woman holds a poster during her protest in Bangkok in August against the Thepha coal-fired power plant project in Songkhla. Local people ... A few have become super rich. ... The economic elite, supported by the regime, are pushing hard to implement their plan in the face of strenuous local opposition.
They are constantly being changed and adapted and altered. They are, right now, more than at any time since the 1880s and the 1890s, the Gilded Age of the robber barons, they are being made by and for very, very big companies, Corporations, Wall Street and economic elite of very wealthy individuals ...
If people misunderstand her intentions, that's thanks to "the sponsors, the powerful special interests [that] are controlling the politicians, and .... vibe, she held a silver pencil in her hand to punctuate her points as she explained how recent Massachusetts tax cuts disproportionately benefited the wealthy.
People need to get their investment accounts busy because automation is going to make the following chart WORSE with each passing year. ... On a similar note, Citigroup recently wrote this in a private memo to their wealthiest clients: "The United States is evolving into a 'Plutonomy' -- a top-heavy ...
And the longer that famous people hold power, the more their sense of ... (which usually means rich, too, in our wealth-worshipping country) starts all over again. ... If he had resigned, an intelligent and dignified man - Al Gore - would .... confident Eastern Establishment political/academic/economic elite that ...
In the process, the dictator's daughter became fabulously rich. ... With all that wealth secured, she also moved into the world of fashion and ... up her role as a "modern woman," distant from the medieval aspects of the regime. ... trade deals, and how to cope with the threat of a nuclear North Korea by people ...
It is also common for poor people to rent use of the land they have built their house on; Since houses cannot be relocated, the landowner effectively has them hostage, ... Rich landowners abuse the murkiness of this system, together with their political connections, to seize control of land using ancient, ambiguous, or forged ...
"Your sacrifice, your struggle, is not just for people here in Santa Rosa, not just ... in even more profound ways than the machinations of the rich white men in power. .... of the ways the government and economic elite silence women land defenders. ... She added that being a woman presents a double risk.
Today, the richest one percent own half of the world's wealth. ... bill that would significantly lower the tax burden on the super-rich. ... are working people of color and immigrants, rather than the wealthy capitalists who control their lives. ... That, perhaps, the globetrotting economic elite can be an ally in the ...
Food and drink buried with the dead has been an incredibly rich ... that goes to show what people were buying or selling as far as foodstuffs. ... are often exclusively those associated with the economic elite or even royalty.


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