How the Concentration of Wealth is Driving a New Global Imperialism

Corporate media today is highly concentrated and fully international. Their primary goal is the promotion of product sales and pro-capitalist propaganda through the psychological control of human desires, emotions, beliefs, fears, and values. 

Shell Protest Philippines

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are all reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a totalitarian empire of

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One Man Could End World Hunger — But He Won’t

This column is not about Jeff Bezos. It’s about the system that created Jeff Bezos.

This article originally appeared on Truth Dig. I do not want to talk about Jeff Bezos. But in order to not talk about Jeff Bezos, I have to talk about Jeff Bezos. We all know the Lex Luthor-looking head of Amazon is the richest human in the world. He’s achieved a net worth of more than $150 billion by selling everything that has ever

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America’s Oligarchs Will Control 70% Of National Wealth By 2021

A new study by the Boston Consulting Group has found that while wealth inequality is growing on a global scale, it has kicked into overdrive in the United States – where America’s 1% are expected to control 70 percent of the nation’s private wealth by the year 2021.

A pedestrian exits a subway station as a homeless man sleeps covered in cardboard packaging, outside the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The sewers around the railway station are a popular shelter for the town's many homeless, especially in the bitter Balkan winter weather. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

America’s rich just won’t quit getting richer, according to a new study released in mid-June by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. The study, which seeks to analyze the global wealth management industry, as well as the evolution of private wealth, uncovered some startling statistics that suggest that global

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Economic Recovery Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent

93 percent of U.S. counties haven’t recovered from the Great Recession according to the National Association of Counties.

Marijo Beckman greeted Black Friday shoppers at a Boynton Beach,Fla. Walmar

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S. are performing, is considered a key indicator of how well U.S. business

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Ethics Concerns Mount Over Trump’s Ultra-Wealthy Cabinet

The President-elect could present a waiver, to the tune of $150 million, if his Secretary of State nominee Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson balks at the idea of selling his stock.

In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump walks with CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Analysis) — One hundred million dollar waivers? Presidential pardons? With yet another billionaire appointed to a key position within the Donald Trump administration this week, speculations abound about what the president-elect intends to do about his cabinet's unprecedented wealth—and their unprecedented conflicts. Monday's appointment of

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Richest 20 People Have More Wealth Than Half Of All Americans

Can we call this neo-feudalism yet?

Published in partnership with ShadowProof. According to a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) America’s 20 wealthiest people now own more wealth than the bottom half of the American population combined. IPS calculates the top 20 in the Forbes 400 richest list own more wealth than 152 million people in 57 million

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