From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

  by George Monbiot edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that politicians had become so boring that few of them were worth mimicking: “They’re quite homogenous and dull these days … It’s as if character is seen as a liability.” Today his profession has the opposite … Continue reading From Trump to Johnson: Killer Clowns Backed by Billionaire Oligarchs

Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing. Yet this is what the Donald Trump gives to the filthy rich. by Robert Reich Guardian Feb 11, 2019 America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a … Continue reading Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

by CZ Edwards ReaderApp “Current conditions mirror what happened after the housing market collapsed. Prices tumbled and property was abundant, but the only people who could afford to buy were those who hadn’t been crippled by the financial crisis.” Loads of houses are up for sale -- but middle-class buyers are still shut out Who … Continue reading The rent is too damned high because money-laundering oligarchs bought all the real-estate to clean their oil money

US Addiction to Foreign Economic Sanctions: Why Not Use Our Economic Powers to Bust Up Monopolies and Go After Tax Fraud Instead?

A Leftist Foreign Policy Should Reject Economic Sanctions The United States should use its financial powers to bust oligarchs, end tax evasion, and create a fairer world economy. By Nicholas Mulder Nation Nov 20, 2018 In the last six months alone, the Trump administration has imposed new economic restrictions on the governments of Russia, Iran, China, … Continue reading US Addiction to Foreign Economic Sanctions: Why Not Use Our Economic Powers to Bust Up Monopolies and Go After Tax Fraud Instead?

Tax Cheating? It’s Not Just The Trumps

Like All Businessmen and Real Estate Tycoons, They Get Tax Breaks That You Can Only Dream About by David Cay Johnston, DCReport Nov 1, 2018 In radio shows and talks from London to Boston to Richmond, Ind., people keep asking me how the Trump family got away with stealing a half billion dollars, in today’s money, … Continue reading Tax Cheating? It’s Not Just The Trumps

Tax Fraud has been Legalized and Allows US Companies to Steal $180 Billion a Year

by Jon Schwarz Intercept Oct 26, 2018 ARE TAX HAVENS an enraging but tangential subject? Or do they have a powerful effect on how the U.S. economy functions and should therefore be a part of every political debate? The startling findings of a new academic study indicate that it’s the latter. Titled “The Exorbitant Tax Privilege,” the paper is … Continue reading Tax Fraud has been Legalized and Allows US Companies to Steal $180 Billion a Year

An Empire of Fraud: Made in America

by Nicholas Levis Counterpunch Oct 5, 2018 Lest it be washed out by the next Spectacle, allow me to summarize the most important article yet about the Life of Trump, and to make explicit a couple of the explosive points that the New York Times only implies. On the front end, Fred Trump’s fortune drew from … Continue reading An Empire of Fraud: Made in America