Tag: oligarchy

Bernie Is Right: Extreme Wealth Concentration Has Turned America Into an Oligarchy

A new congressional report commissioned by Bernie Sanders finds that the 1 percent now own one-third of all wealth, while the bottom half of Americans hold only 2 percent. It’s another sign of the slide into oligarchy that Sanders has warned about for years.

Source: Bernie Is Right: Extreme Wealth Concentration Has Turned America Into an Oligarchy

Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the U.S. Became an Oligarchy That Makes War on the Middle Class – Truthdig

In the first of a two-part conversation, the two intellectuals discuss the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky says claims to increase freedom while actually increasing tyranny.

Source: Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the U.S. Became an Oligarchy That Makes War on the Middle Class – Truthdig

“They see themselves as heroes. Instead people are saying they’re manipulating American politics”: Jane Mayer on the method behind the Koch brothers’ brilliant madness – Salon.com

Jane Mayer, author of “Dark Money,” tells Salon how billionaires funded the radical right, remade American politics

Source: “They see themselves as heroes. Instead people are saying they’re manipulating American politics”: Jane Mayer on the method behind the Koch brothers’ brilliant madness – Salon.com