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The Most Successful Con in American History Laid Bare

Thom Hartmann The Hartmann Report
When you compare Trump’s cons with the $50 trillion that the GOP has swindled out of the American working class and given to the top 1 percent since 1980, Trump looks like a piker

The Fed Protects Gamblers at the Expense of the Economy

Ellen Brown Truthdig
from of Federal Reserve building The repo market is a fragile house of cards waiting for a strong wind to blow it down, propped up by misguided monetary policies that have forced central banks to underwrite its highly risky ventures.

America’s Education Problem Is A Class Problem

Matt Phillips Quartz
The US now is less equal and socially mobile than Europe. Many say education is key to addressing this growing inequality. But the American education system is an offshoot of an increasingly class-driven society, where Americans from different class backgrounds are living in what are effectively becoming different countries. And this inequality threatens to perpetuate itself "almost automatically."

Race inequality between US Whites and African-Americans by the Numbers (Again)

Juan Cole informed Comment
African-Americans are disproportionately likely to be poor, they are only a quarter of Americans living in poverty; whites make up about 41% of the poor. Those white Americans who don't want to help the poor because they'd be helping people of another race are actually screwing over white people big time. The wealth gap between /white and African-American families tripled between 1980 and 2009.

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Elise Gould - Director of Health Policy Research Economic Policy Institute
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