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College tuition has doubled, while wages have remained flat. Private philanthropic funds and other tax shelters have increased by 380%.

College tuition has doubled, while wages have remained flat. The number of lobbyists has tripled. Inheritance taxes for the wealthy have all but disappeared while yours remain.

Published December 15th 2010 by Two Harbors Press.

College tuition has doubled, while wages have remained flat. Published December 15th 2010 by Two Harbors Press.

It can credibly be argued that America is now, officially, a plutocracy. My grandfather, Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, warned that America could not be both an imperial nation abroad and a constitutional democracy at home. Seven great traumas have since pushed us down the path toward plutocracy, and decisively ended America's claim to be an exemplary experiment with democracy. Those traumas have helped transform our country into an imperium abroad and a national security state at home.

A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates black and white America. He also owned a small fleet of trucks that ran livestock and made deliveries between Lowndesboro and Montgomery

A vast wealth gap, driven by segregation, redlining, evictions and exclusion, separates black and white America. By Trymaine Lee AUG. 14, 2019. He also owned a small fleet of trucks that ran livestock and made deliveries between Lowndesboro and Montgomery. At his peak, Bolling employed as many as 40 people, all of them black like him. One December day in 1947, a group of white men showed up along a stretch of Highway 80 just yards from Bolling’s home and store, where he lived with his wife, Bertha Mae, and their seven young children.

Plutocracy literally means rule by the rich The familiar statistics tell us that nearly 80% of the national wealth .

Plutocracy literally means rule by the rich. Rule can have various shades of meaning: those who exercise the authority of public office are wealthy; their wealth explains why they hold that office; they exercise that authority in the interests of the rich; they have the primary influence over who holds those offices and the actions they take. The familiar statistics tell us that nearly 80% of the national wealth generated since 1973 has gone to the upper 2%, 65% to the upper 1 per cent. It is controlling the means to shape how the populace understands public matters and, thereby, to channel thought and behavior in the desired direction.

is a democratic republic in name only.

Two new studies by political scientists offer compelling evidence that the rich use their wealth to control the political system and that the . is a democratic republic in name only. The new evidence adds credence to the r view that money is corrupting American politics.

The obscene transfer of wealth and income to the plutocrats won’t end until we demand a return to the Commons, where we work as a society rather.

Making America great for 1% of us. In his book, Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, Brian Alexander describes today’s America through the lens of his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio, which had been a leading glasswares manufacturer. But the town started falling apart in the 1980s. The obscene transfer of wealth and income to the plutocrats won’t end until we demand a return to the Commons, where we work as a society rather than allow predatory plutocratic individuals to control us.

America’s bipartisan rulers are threatened by popular discontent from both left and right. People with wealth and power always seem to be nervous about losing both

America’s bipartisan rulers are threatened by popular discontent from both left and right. They were alarmed by the Bernie Sanders insurgency and by Donald Trump’s victory, even if Trump is now betraying the discontented masses who voted for him by advancing tax and health insurance plans designed to further crush them and benefit the rich. Trump’s false campaign promises will only make the rulers’ problem of controlling a restless population more difficult. People with wealth and power always seem to be nervous about losing both. So plutocrats use the concentrated media they own to suppress news critical of their wars and domestic repression.

Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos .

Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos, meaning "power, dominion, rule") or plutarchy, refers to a society or a system ruled and dominated by a small minority of the wealthiest or most powerful citizens. Plutocracy is not an American word but it's become an American phenomenon. This marriage of money and politics has produced an America of gross inequality at the top and low social mobility at the bottom, with little but anxiety and dread in between, as middle class Americans feel the ground falling out from under their feet.

Are you better today than a generation ago? - From 1980 to 2007, the U.S. population increased 25% and inflation grew by 260%. - Median income has been reduced by 2 to 7%, every year! - Bankruptcies have increased 500%. - The average family works an extra 20 hours/wk. - Working families wages have remained flat. - In 1980, there were 139 out of 100,000 Americans in prison, today it's 506. - America's international education rating in education has dropped from #1 to #42. - The number of retirees working has tripled. - College tuition has doubled, while wages have remained flat. - Private philanthropic funds and other tax shelters have increased by 380%. - The number of lobbyists has tripled. - Inheritance taxes for the wealthy have all but disappeared while yours remain.