economix 2017 Q2 zeitgeist, entering Trumpian era

hi all. I bookmark links/ blog, therefore I am. its my own personal way of dealing with the endless madness malaise. this is a compilation of economics reading from the last year or so. it was an election year and there was gobs of economic news/ commentary/ analysis/ CRITICISM [b] since last time. and nearly all of it has TRUMPs [a] name on it.

did you ever have that dream where you were running but couldnt get anywhere? my feeling is that US economy is like that since 2008. noticed the issue of inequality [f] myself in the early 2000s and thought the public might wake up to it. it took over 10 years until occupy wall st, and the public is aware of it, but the public seems to have little influence over this terrible outcome. am a bit amazed at how little has changed in 1½ decade and how much has gotten worse.

have been blogging on this stuff over ½ decade now & it doesnt seem a lot better, and looks worse in ways. at least we arent in another war, eh? but there may be some new explanation why inequality is so intractable.[h] am trying to keep in mind marilyn monroes optimistic/ timeless (near spiritual!) quote, "sometimes bad things need to come apart for better things to come together." but sometimes also wrt that, one finds oneself in a very long cycle/ pendulum swing.

so now we are entering the Trumpian era with a cabinet full of the most billionaires ever.[c] maybe its quite fitting eh? it lines up with brexit and related economic issues.[u]

it looks like the mass public probably is already souring on Trump. he made a lot of promises, and they were worse than empty. vacuous? deceptive? a con job? too bad bernie didnt quite build the sufficient momentum, although he got a real run for his money.[e] trump does have an uncanny ability to speak to the electorate "id". and what a messy "id" it must be, to elect a borderline narcissist eh? as old saying goes "be careful what you wish for you might get it" and similarly "you get the govt you deserve..."

the carrier deal made a lot of waves in the media, is it a template for the future of trump? [d]

there seems more articles about the generation gap wrt inequality. looks like this next generation is Thinking Differently to borrow jobs' signature phrase.[g] Trump can be seen as "pushback" [i] against neoliberalism/ globalization,[s] a sort of stunning decades-long shift. what will replace it? who knows? some rethinking of capitalism going on.[t] that is heartening, but am now thinking/ near-resigning that a noticeably/ perceptively better system may not be seen in my lifetime. :(

the antics/ scope/ garish spectacle(s) of the rich [j][k] and their kids [l] continue to astound.

we continue to live in corporatocracy [m] and rule by "banksters".[n] corp tax issues made headlines.[o] Panama papers were a godsend. yes plz more of that! but did it change any Business as Usual? at least by this much )(....

lots of angst/ debate about effective policy [p] and somewhat positively it seems to cross party lines, esp a lot of talk on trade these days.[q]

a few glimmers of good news and fixes/ improvements.[r]

the connections between our system of economics and endless crisis seem to be better understood by many, but alas it does seem like the crises are not abated at all and maybe more frequent...[v]

also some greater dubiousness/ suspicion of the tech industry and its relation/ role/ contribution to economics/ inequality.[w]

a. trump
  • 1. Donald Trump Says Taxes For Wealthy Should Go Up
  • 2. The Elites and the Rise of Donald Trump
  • 3. Here’s How Donald Trump Could End America’s New Feudalism - The Daily Beast
  • 4. Why Trump's Message Resonates, In 1 Chart
  • 5. Donald Trump: Superhero To Billionaires
  • 6. Is Donald Trump's Popularity Fueled By Racism Or Economic Anxiety? Yes.
  • 7. Donald Trump’s Dating Show Pitted Rich Versus Poor for Omarosa’s Heart - The Daily Beast
  • 8. Actually, Many Trump Voters Are in One Basket and It's Both Racist and Economically Frustrated | Alternet
  • 9. Donald Trump: The Federal Reserve Is Rigged! - The Daily Beast
  • 10. Like It or Not, Donald Trump Saw the Economic Crisis the Others Didn’t - The Daily Beast
  • 11. Yep, Race Really Did Trump Economics: A Data Dive on His Supporters Reveals Deep Racial Animosity | Alternet
  • 12. Why Trump Won: Working-Class Whites - The New York Times
  • 13. Trump Foiled Soros' Master Plan to Impose New World Order - Hedge Fund Manager
  • 14. Ditch the Magical Thinking About How to Stand Up to Trump | Alternet
  • 15. What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel? » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 16. Donald Trump Picks Another Goldman Sachs Exec To Join His Administration | The Huffington Post
  • 17. Beyond Resistance: The Story of 2016 | Alternet
  • 18. Dear Donald Trump: Do Not Fear the Future of Work | WIRED
  • 19. The Invention of the White Working Class | Alternet
b. criticism
  • 1. Really, Really Rich Trump Is No Workers' Champion
  • 2. Trump Could Trigger The Longest Recession Since The Great Depression, Report Says
  • 3. As in Eastern Europe, and With Brexit, Trump Is Laying the Groundwork for America B: It Is a Dark Future | Alternet
  • 4. World's Top Banker Says Trump Would Choke The Global Economy
  • 5. Dear White Working Class, Your Man Trump Is Pretty Establishment After All - The Daily Beast
  • 6. Monarchy in America? One of Trump's Tax Proposals Would Create a Permanent Aristocracy Overnight | Alternet
  • 7. Trump Promises Relief for Poor, but Proposals Benefit Rich Most
  • 8. How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security
  • 9. Donald Trump Just Tweaked His Tax Plan. It's Still A Massive Giveaway To The Rich. | Huffington Post
  • 10. Trump And The Failure Of The Reagan Revolution | Huffington Post
  • 11. Art of the Steal: This is How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax - The Daily Beast
  • 12. Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found - The New York Times
  • 13. Trump's Dismantling of Trade Deals Won't Bring Most Jobs Back | The Huffington Post
  • 14. A Trumpian Deal, And The Path To The Next Financial Crisis | The Huffington Post
  • 15. Robert Reich: Are We Really Going to Let Trump Con Us on the Economy? | Alternet
  • 16. Donald Trump Just Contradicted Everything Republicans Have Said About The Economy For 8 Years | The Huffington Post
  • 17. Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over - The Daily Beast
  • 18. The Folly of Trumponomics | Alternet
  • 19. Trump's Decision to Leave the TPP Was to Protect One Faction of the Super Rich | Alternet
  • 20. Donald Trump Signs Huge Wall Street Giveaway | The Huffington Post
  • 21. Trump's Dodd-Frank Rollbacks Threaten Retirees—and Robots | WIRED
  • 22. Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump's Efforts to Dismantle Dodd-Frank—and Debunks His Fantasy Economics | Alternet
  • 23. 7 Key Signs That Donald Trump Knows Nothing About Economics: His Vaunted Expertise, Like Most of What He Says, Is BS | Alternet
  • 24. Donald Trump Is Breaking His Promise To Be Tough On Wall Street | The Huffington Post
  • 25. 6 Reasons Why Trump Is Too Weak to Save American Jobs | Alternet
  • 26. A Look at How Trump Is Pushing Wholesale Corporate Takeover of the Government | Alternet
  • 27. How Trumpcare Will Crush Millennials and Their Boomer Parents - The Daily Beast
  • 28. Why Trump Could Be on the Verge of His Biggest Legislative Humiliation Yet | Alternet
  • 29. As U.S. Jobs Flee the Country, One of Trump's Biggest Campaign Promises Is Already Going Down in Flames | Alternet
  • 30. Paul Krugman Incinerates Trump's Doomed Economic Agenda | Alternet
  • 31. Paul Krugman Exposes Trump's Fraudulent Financial Populism | Alternet
  • 32. The Real Beneficiaries of Donald Trump's Fake Populism | Alternet
c. staff
  • 1. Robert Reich Slams Jeffrey Lord on Trump’s Goldman Sachs Appointees: They ‘Forgot the Working Class’ | Alternet
  • 2. Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump’s Cabinet of ‘Billionaires and Millionaires’ - The Daily Beast
  • 3. Trump's Cabinet Is Coming After What's Left of the Middle Class | Alternet
  • 4. 4 Ways Goldman Sachs Will Wreck America from Inside the White House | Alternet
  • 5. How Goldman Sachs Sacked Washington | Alternet
  • 6. 'They Are Both Profiteers': Meet The Two Most Repellent Reptiles to Slither into Trump's Swamp | Alternet
  • 7. How Trump's Great Con Gave Away the Government to the 0.01 Percent | Alternet
  • 8. Donald J. Trump’s Gangster Capitalism - The Daily Beast
d. carrier
  • 1. Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism | The Huffington Post
  • 2. Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump - The Washington Post
  • 3. Bernie Sanders Rips Trump for Smoke-and-Mirrors Carrier Deal: 'Workers Should Be Very Nervous' | Alternet
  • 4. Bernie Sanders: Corporations Just Learned How to Flip Donald Trump on His Back | Alternet
  • 5. Carrier Union Leader on Donald Trump: 'He Lied His Ass Off' | Alternet
  • 6. Donald Trump Attacks President Of Union That Represents Carrier Workers | The Huffington Post
e. sanders v clinton
  • 1. Hillary's Inability to Grapple With Inequality Is Making Her Vulnerable to Bernie in New York | Alternet
  • 2. Sanders: 'No room' for language about 'corporate Democratic whores' - POLITICO
  • 3. Bernie Sanders made less in 2014 that Hillary Clinton made from 1 speech | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President
  • 5. I Am Sorry
  • 6. Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton
  • 7. Gutless Democrats Fear Fights: Why Triangulating Neoliberal Clintonites Back Big Business Over People | Alternet
  • 8. Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Federal Reserve Plan Is A Big Deal
  • 9. Let's Hear It for Tax and Spend
  • 10. The Rich Should Embrace Bernie: America’s Plutocrats Have Much to Gain from Sanders’ Platform | Alternet
  • 11. Jim Hightower: Before We Bring Back Bill Clinton to Run the Economy, Let's Remember What He Did | Alternet
  • 12. Turbo-Capitalism Will Wreck Us, Unless Hillary Moves Faster | Alternet
  • 13. Can Clinton Convince Skeptical Voters She'll Fix The Economy?
  • 14. Hillary Clinton's comments in Goldman Sachs speeches revealed | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. Hillary Clinton Encouraged Rich Bankers to Influence Politics - The Daily Beast
  • 16. Robert Reich on Why a Clinton Win Might Not Help Average Americans | Alternet
  • 17. Blue-Collar Democrats To Party: It's Still The Economy, Stupid | The Huffington Post
  • 18. Why Hillary Clinton Lost | The Huffington Post
  • 19. Americans Overwhelmingly Support Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies — So How'd We End up Here? | Alternet
  • 20. Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton's VP
f. inequality
  • 1. Many Middle-Class Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck - The Atlantic
  • 2. The Death Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Only Getting Bigger | Alternet
  • 3. The Gig Economy Is Ripping Out Floor Below Middle Class | Alternet
  • 4. Once Middle Class, Millions Are Joining the Ranks of 'Disposable' Americans | Alternet
  • 5. How Unchecked Capitalism and Massive Inequality Made America the Bully Nation | Alternet
  • 6. San Francisco has become one huge metaphor for economic inequality in America — Quartz
  • 7. The Kochs' Biggest Joke—Billionaires Pretend to Care About Inequality in Latest Ad Blitz | Alternet
  • 8. Vanishing The People's Wealth To Make The Bosses Richer
  • 9. Jim Hightower: America Is Being Economically Disemboweled | Alternet
  • 10. How the Middle Class Is Being Crushed Into a Precarious Way of Life | Alternet
  • 11. The Death of the Middle Class Is Staggeringly Worse - Fortune
  • 12. The American Dream Is on the Ropes - The Daily Beast
  • 13. AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on 'The Republican Guide to Screwing the Working Class' | Alternet
  • 14. The Year in Housing: The Middle Class Can't Afford to Live in Cities Anymore | WIRED
  • 15. The Racial Wealth Divide in America Is Staggering—and That's Before Trump Walks into the White House | Alternet
  • 16. Obama Called Inequality 'The Defining Challenge Of Our Time.' He Didn't Do Much About It. | The Huffington Post
  • 17. Once Again, Wall Street Salary and Bonuses Show America's Rich Are Getting Richer as Inequality Deepens | Alternet
  • 18. Tech Titans on Income Inequality and Their "Stingy, Stingy" Industry - Recode
  • 19. Living Under a Tarp Next to Facebook HQ: 'I Don't Want People to See Me' | Alternet
  • 20. Stressed out by Finances? Maybe You're Suffering from Acute Financial Stress | Alternet
  • 21. The middle class gets a big raise ... finally! - Sep. 13, 2016
  • 22. History Repeats Itself: Why Acute Financial Stress Is an All-American Story | Alternet
  • 23. Yuge Trickle-Down Economics | The Huffington Post
  • 24. Take a Look at the Big Economic Problem Awaiting America's Next President | Alternet
  • 25. Man Skipped Work For 6 Years And No One Noticed Until He Won An Award
g. age
  • 1. More Young Adults Live With Parents Than Not—for the First Time in 130 Years | Alternet
  • 2. 10 Economic Woes Generation X Faces | Alternet
  • 3. Young and Homeless | Alternet
  • 4. There Is a Huge Education Gap Between Poor Students and Their Wealthier Peers—What Needs to Be Done? | Alternet
  • 5. Under-35s could be the first generation to earn less than their parents | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. The Myth of Upward Mobility in America | Alternet
  • 7. Americans' odds of earning more than parents have plunged | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. 40% of young adults are living with parents hitting a 75-year high in America | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Data shows baby boomers were better off than millennials | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Index finds Obama has made life WORSE for young people | Daily Mail Online
  • 11. The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs - The Daily Beast
  • 12. Millenials Aren't Just Turning to Crowdfunding Because It's Cool - There's an Uglier Reason | Alternet
  • 13. The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist - The Daily Beast
  • 14. Millennials are a generation of 'work martyrdom' and don't use all their vacation days | Daily Mail Online
h. study
  • 1. Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major US cities | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. Say Goodbye to the Annual Pay Raise - Bloomberg
  • 3. What's Killing the American Middle Class?
  • 4. Aerial Photos Capture Just How Differently The Rich And Poor Live
  • 5. Why Income Inequality Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better | Alternet
  • 6. US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Low and Middle Class Americans Now Receive Less Healthcare Relative to Their More Affluent Counterparts
  • 8. How Business School Is a Driving Force in America's Increasingly Unequal Society | Alternet
  • 9. 8 Countries Where Rampant Inequality Has Led to Violence | Alternet
  • 10. Good News! We’re Almost as Rich as 15 Years Ago - The Daily Beast
  • 11. Class Polarizes Americans Just as Much as Politics | WIRED
  • 12. Is the American Middle Class Losing Out to China and India? - The New York Times
  • 13. Income inequality in China is bad, but it’s worse in the US - Vox
  • 14. Amazon.com: The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World) (9780691165028): Walter Scheidel: Books
  • 15. Inequality Has Historically Been Leveled Only By Terrible Violence And Upheaval | The Huffington Post
  • 16. How 90 Percent of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016 | Alternet
  • 17. 6 Charts That Illustrate the Divide Between Rural and Urban America | Alternet
  • 18. Income Inequality Is Likely Here to Stay | Inverse
  • 19. Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress | Pew Research Center
  • 20. Bigger Corporations Are Making You Poorer - Vice
  • 21. Employment status affects our morals around money
i. pushback
  • 1. As Wealth for the Middle Class Shrinks, It May Be Time for a Radical Intervention | Alternet
  • 2. Divided but Fighting Back: An Interview With Inequality Documentary Filmmakers | Alternet
  • 3. 17 Ballot Initiatives to Watch if You Care About Inequality | Alternet
  • 4. Successful Initiatives to Help Address Inequality | Alternet
  • 5. Low-Wage Workers Are Protesting in 340 Cities to Push for a Righteous $15 Wage | Alternet
  • 6. It's Time to Take America's Billionaire Class Head On | Alternet
  • 7. How Runaway Inequality Helped to Elect Trump and How It Can Defeat Him | Alternet
  • 8. We Have to Face the Major Problem of Acute Financial Stress | Alternet
  • 9. Too Many Americans Feel Financially Insecure. Here's a Key Solution.
  • 10. Public Rage at Glaring Inequality and Mass Downward Mobility Are Fueling the Bernie and Trump Phenomena | Alternet
  • 11. Why Can't Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity? | Alternet
  • 12. Michigan residents share struggles of 'working poor' in powerful photo series | Daily Mail Online
  • 13. Poor Whites and Blacks Have Much in Common. But... - The Daily Beast
  • 14. Dismissing Trump Fans As White Trash Gets Our Class System All Wrong - The Daily Beast
j. rich
  • 1. What Do Rich People Want?
  • 2. Is the 1% Really the Problem? | Alternet
  • 3. Panicked Elite Buying Bomb-Proof Luxury Survival Bunkers to Escape Civil Unrest, Disasters » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 4. Why Are Thousands Of Millionaires Fleeing Chicago And Other Major Cities Around The World? » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 5. Here are the famous politicos in ‘the Wikileaks of the mega-rich’ | Fusion
  • 6. How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens | Opinion | The Guardian
  • 7. These 1 percenters think America is broken, too - Yahoo Finance
  • 8. GOP Mega-Donors So Frustrated by Their Failure to Buy Elections That Some Are Actually Bowing Out | Alternet
  • 9. If You Were Rich, You'd Be a Jerk Too
  • 10. Meet the Ayn Rand Enthusiast Whose Private College Empire Reaps a Fortune From the Govt. | Alternet
  • 11. North Korea has 'one-percenters' who love paying nearly a month's wage on coffee | Daily Mail Online
  • 12. Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump? The Winner Is…the Oligarchy - The Daily Beast
  • 13. You Won't Believe the Latest Trend Among the Super Rich | Alternet
  • 14. How the Super-Rich Will Destroy Themselves | Alternet
  • 15. 6 Totally Absurd Things Super-Rich People Do With Their Money | Alternet
  • 16. Researchers say 1.6 million wealthiest Americans actually run medium sized family firms | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. Brookings Institution finds richer people are less stressed and live longer | Daily Mail Online
  • 18. There Is a Global Fight Against Land Grabs by Oligarchs—Will You Stand Up in Solidarity? | Alternet
  • 19. Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich - The New Yorker
  • 20. Panama Papers Include Dozens of Americans Tied to Fraud and Financial Misconduct · ICIJ
k. ceo/ billionaires
  • 1. Reining in CEO Pay: Market Discipline at the Top
  • 2. Bernie Sanders vs. the Plutocracy: Why General Electric's CEO Is Lashing out at the Democratic Socialist | Alternet
  • 3. CEOs now make 335 times more than the average worker, study shows | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. CEO pay climbs AGAIN - even as their stock prices do not | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. 100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Wealth as 41% of American Families | Alternet
  • 6. Eight richest men are worth the same as HALF the rest of the world: Their £350billion haul is equal to the wealth of 3.6billion people | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Billionaires add $15.8BN to their net worth since Trump | Daily Mail Online
  • 8. Presidential Politics and CEO Pay | Alternet
  • 9. World's super-rich are buying luxury underground bunkers to avoid natural disasters | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Hedge Funds Lost Money, But Top Hedge Fund Managers Still Took Home Obscene $13 Billion in 2015 | Alternet
  • 11. Home Depot Co-Founder Issues Bewildering Defense of Low Taxes for the Super Rich | Alternet
  • 12. How the Hedge Fund Billionaires Get Away With Obscene Tax Avoidance | Alternet
  • 13. Richest 10 per cent of families hold 76 per cent of wealth in US | Daily Mail Online
  • 14. Vladimir Putin has a '$200 billion fortune' | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population | Alternet
  • 16. Exposing Putin’s Cronies: The Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous - The Daily Beast
l. kids
  • 1. Chinese Scions’ Song: My Daddy’s Rich and My Lamborghini’s Good-Looking - The New York Times
  • 2. Rich Kids of China flaunt trips on private jets and £16,000 rings online | Daily Mail Online
  • 3. Rich Kids of Instagram show off yachts, private jets and magnums of champagne | Daily Mail Online
  • 4. The Rich Kids of Singapore brag about their extreme wealth on Instagram | Daily Mail Online
  • 5. The Rich Kids of Instagram's most outrageous moments of 2016 revealed | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. Rich children 'as disadvantaged' as the poor, says peer | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. The Rich Kids of Instagram share their holiday snaps | Daily Mail Online
m. corps
  • 1. Bill Clinton blasts blasting 'greedy' shareholders who invest in hedge funds just to make a buck over the short term | Daily Mail Online
  • 2. U.S. Corporate Profits on Pace for Third Straight Decline - WSJ
  • 3. 'This is for Our Families': Children of Striking Verizon Workers Join Picket Line | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
  • 4. Walmart, Nike and Others Decline to Back $40 Monthly Wage Hike in Cambodia’s Garment Industry | Alternet
  • 5. Thy Hypocrisy Of Corporate Welfare: It's Bigger Than Trump | The Huffington Post
  • 6. Disney 'forced 250 of its American IT workers to train up the Indian workers who replaced them' | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Wall Street Is Betting Billions on Trump's Tweets | Alternet
  • 8. Goldman Sachs tried ordered to pay $120m for deliberately manipulating global benchmark for interest-rate swaps | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Apple Exploits Chinese Workers With 72 Hour Work Weeks For Just $1.85/Hour
  • 10. Wall Street Is Even More Craven Than We Thought | The Huffington Post
  • 11. 4 Wall Street Bonus Charts That May Make You Scream | Alternet
  • 12. The network of global corporate control
  • 13. Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business: Rana Foroohar: 9780553447231: Amazon.com: Books
  • 14. Drugs And Privilege: Big Business, Congress And The EpiPen
  • 15. Japan Has a Word for ‘Working to Death’ - The Daily Beast
  • 16. Canadian company cancels candidate's interview over pay | Daily Mail Online
  • 17. EpiPen Price Hike Can Only Happen in a Hijacked Democracy | Alternet
  • 18. Scott Walker, the John Doe files and how corporate cash influences American politics | US news | The Guardian
  • 19. Leaked documents reveal secretive influence of corporate cash on politics | US news | The Guardian
  • 20. The Mother of All Muckrakers Knew How to Take On Men Like Trump - The Daily Beast
n. banks
  • 1. Why the Banks Should Be Broken Up | Rolling Stone
  • 2. U.S. regulators fail 'living wills' at 5 of 8 big banks | Reuters
  • 3. Hightower: Money Grubbing Banks Show That Crime Does Pay | Alternet
  • 4. Banks Screw Americans Trying Desperately to Stay Afloat | Alternet
  • 5. Over $100,000: That's How Much Big Finance Rips You Off | Alternet
  • 6. Wells Fargo fined $190m and fires staff after 'widespread' customer fraud scheme scandal | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. Wells Fargo Just Made The Case For Elizabeth Warren’s Bank Agency | Huffington Post
  • 8. Wells Fargo executives are spared the chopping block after 5,300 employees were fired | Daily Mail Online
  • 9. Wells Fargo executive who led employees responsible for opening more than 2 million unauthorized accounts will receive $125million retirement package at year's end | Daily Mail Online
  • 10. Meet the Big Banks Funding America's Most Controversial Pipeline Project | Alternet
  • 11. Deutsche Bank refuses to pay $14bn US penalty | Veterans Today
  • 12. Deutsche Bank refuses clients' demand for physical gold — RT Business
  • 13. Wells Fargo's CEO Is Actually Getting Punished | Huffington Post
  • 14. John Stumpf’s Wells Fargo Racket Shows Why Bank Workers Need a Union - The Daily Beast
  • 15. 'Two Million Felonies': Will The Wells Fargo Scandal Finally Change Wall Street? | Huffington Post
  • 16. How Wells Fargo Made 5,000 Criminals - The Daily Beast
  • 17. The Fed Audit - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
  • 18. Meet the Six Big Banks Keeping Private Prisons in Business | TakePart
  • 19. The Great Bank Robbery: How the Federal Reserve is destroying America — RT America
  • 20. How Deutsche Bank Made a $462 Million Loss Disappear - Bloomberg
  • 21. Global Central Bankers Unite in Plea for Help From Governments
  • 22. U.S. to Swiss banks: Please let Americans open accounts - Oct. 20, 2016
o. taxes
  • 1. Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn't Really Free
  • 2. US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report | World news | The Guardian
  • 3. Panama Papers insider discusses the shell-corporation world | Fusion
  • 4. Verizon NY Paid Virtually No Taxes Since 2003; Averaged $2.5+ Billion in Losses a Year for Five Years*
  • 5. Outrageous: Top American Companies Hoard $1.4 Trillion Off-shore | Alternet
  • 6. International Tax Evasion: What Can Be Done? | Alternet
  • 7. Congress Should Heed Disney’s Righteous Tax Complaint - The Daily Beast
  • 8. Facebook Tax Bill Over Ireland Move Could Cost $5 Billion - Bloomberg
  • 9. Why Corporate Tax Deserters Shouldn't Get The Benefit Of Being American Corporations | Huffington Post
  • 10. Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits
  • 11. How Corporate Dark Money Is Taking Power on Both Sides of the Atlantic | Alternet
  • 12. Why Isn't Everyone in Favor of Taxing Financial Speculation?
p. policy
  • 1. Does the IMF Worsen Recessions And Inequality?
  • 2. Guess Which President Many Right-Wingers Revile for Bringing Wealth Distribution to Government—You Might Be Surprised | Alternet
  • 3. Obama Administration Trying to Keep 11,000 Documents Sealed | Rolling Stone
  • 4. Growth of income and welfare in the U.S, 1979-2011
  • 5. New economic order: services vs. infrastructure - Business Insider
  • 6. Report: Central Bankers Moving to Ban Cash » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 7. Does The Economy Do Better Under Democrats Or Republicans?
  • 8. US economy facing impossible trinity: Deutsche Bank - Business Insider
  • 9. 15 Steps the Democratic Party Must Take to Reverse Wage Stagnation Across America | Alternet
  • 10. The Perennial GOP Tax Scam | Alternet
  • 11. Why Are Republicans So Relentlessly Cruel to the Poor? | Alternet
  • 12. L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department - The New Yorker
  • 13. The Kochs' Political Empire Is Sweating Bullets That GOP Failure to Fix the Economy Could Cause a Progressive Uprising | Alternet
  • 14. 'Free Market' Authoritarian Leaders Across the Planet Are Stifling Dissent and Enriching the Elites | Alternet
  • 15. Hang on to Your Wallets, Bankers Are Coming After Your Cash | Alternet
  • 16. 'Helicopter money' might weaken currencies more than QE as sky's the limit | Reuters
  • 17. Saudis, China Dump Treasuries; Foreign Central Banks Liquidate a Record $346 Billion in US Paper - 24/7 Wall St.
  • 18. Obama in Saudi Arabia: What Do These Oil Sheikhs Have to Hide? - The Daily Beast
  • 19. The Wall Street Bailout Didn't End In 2008
  • 20. How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers | Aeon Essays
  • 21. Can Someone Please Make the Candidates Talk About Social Security? - The Daily Beast
q. trade
  • 1. Robert Reich on the Reality of Free Trade Deals | Alternet
  • 2. How the U.S. Is Getting an Economic Pounding from the World Trade Organization | Alternet
  • 3. How the TPP Special Court Crushes Domestic Laws and Plunders the Public | Alternet
  • 4. BuzzFeed Exposes Corporate 'Super Courts' That Can Overrule Government | Alternet
r. improvements/ fixes
  • 1. The Economic Lessons of Star Trek’s Money-Free Society | WIRED
  • 2. Why Millions of Americans Are About to Take Home Bigger Paychecks for Working Overtime | Alternet
  • 3. Americans Quitting Their Jobs En Masse, Says Bureau of Labor Statistics | Economy | US News
  • 4. Why GDP Could Stand for Going to Destroy the Planet—We Need New Economic Measures for a Sustainable Economy | Alternet
  • 5. Create money for people, not financial markets!
  • 6. The Solution to Just About Everything: Working Less — Utopia for Realists — Medium
  • 7. America Has Got One Serious Case of Amnesia | Alternet
  • 8. A More Equitable Economy Exists Right Next Door | Alternet
  • 9. Here's How We Can Really Protect America | Alternet
  • 10. Parental Leave Revolution Moves From Tech To Banking
  • 11. French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours | Money | The Guardian
  • 12. The Numbers Show that Obama May Have Been an Economic Savior | Alternet
s. globalization/ neoliberalism
  • 1. Globalization for the 99%
  • 2. It Took 40 Years and Millions of Lives Destroyed for Elites to Admit That Neoliberalism Has Failed | Alternet
  • 3. This Is Our Neoliberal Nightmare: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why the Market and the Wealthy Win Every Time | Alternet
  • 4. Brexit’s ‘Meaning’? Globalization Sucks. - The Daily Beast
  • 5. New U.N. chief says politicians are failing 'losers of globalization'
  • 6. Globalization Isn't Doomed. It's Evolving, With China As A Leader. | The Huffington Post
  • 7. Thiel: Globalization is over
  • 8. Neoliberalism Is a Political Project | Jacobin
  • 9. How economic boom times in the West came to an end | Aeon Essays
  • 10. Is There a Historic Economic Shift Under Way? | Alternet
  • 11. This Is the Year Economists Finally Figured Out What Everyone Else Long Understood About 'Free Trade' | Alternet
  • 12. It’s Not Just Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—The Whole World Is Turning On Its Elites - The Daily Beast
  • 13. How Work Can Lead to Suicide in a Globalised Economy | Alternet
t. (anti)capitalism/ reform/ fixes
  • 1. Uber and Deregulated Hypercapitalism Increasingly Leave Americans Unprotected | Alternet
  • 2. Post-Capitalism Utopia Is a Bit of a Farce | Alternet
  • 3. Robert McChesney: Capitalism Is a Bad Fit for a Technological Revolution
  • 4. Why Young Americans Are Giving Up on Capitalism | Foreign Policy
  • 5. Peter Thiel: Competition Is for Losers - WSJ
  • 6. How the Gig Economy Is Changing the Way We Work and Live | Alternet
  • 7. To deal with climate change we need a new financial system | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian
  • 8. Capitalism in the Time of Trump? | Alternet
  • 9. Capitalism Is Collapsing -- and the Weird Thing Is That Nothing Is Rising to Replace It | Alternet
  • 10. On Capitalism, We Are All Pikettists Now | The Tyee
  • 11. 10 Takeaways About the Gig Economy That Has Pushed Europe to Say No to These Predatory Capitalists | Alternet
  • 12. We Desperately Need a Vision for a New Economy That Serves All | Alternet
  • 13. DARK AGES AMERICA -- Blog for Morris Berman
  • 14. The Future of Work: The Digital Hustle
  • 15. The Future of Work: This Is Your Job in 20 Years
  • 16. How Do We Reclaim Control Of Our Lives When the Economy Looms So Grim? | Alternet
  • 17. Can the 'New' Working Class Be a Force for Change? | Alternet
  • 18. Why It Will Take a Lot More Than a Smartphone to Get the Sharing Economy Started | Alternet
  • 19. Forget Trump, Will 2016 Produce Progressive Economic Reform? - Our Salon
  • 20. 'There Was a Stranger in My Own House': Is the Sharing Economy Safe for Women? | Broadly
  • 21. Why It's Time to Crowd-Source Our Neighborhoods and Build Up America's Local Economies | Alternet
  • 22. Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years
  • 23. Here's Why Viking Economics Are Superior | Alternet
  • 24. Social exchange app might help turn collaboration into currency -- ScienceDaily
  • 25. Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age: There Are No Shortcuts | Alternet
  • 26. Election '16: Work-Life Issues Have Finally Taken Center Stage | Alternet
  • 27. Panama Papers Source Breaks Silence And Offers To Aid Authorities For Immunity
  • 28. Democracy And Capitalism May Be Headed For Divorce
u. brexit
  • 1. Here’s Why Top Economists Forecast Gloom If Brexit Happens
  • 2. Hightower: Asleep-at-the-Wheel Elites Should Not Have Been Shocked by Brexit Vote | Alternet
  • 3. Leavers Spoke Up, But Brexit Mourners Still Aren’t Listening To ‘Those People’ - The Daily Beast
  • 4. Wall Street banks eat their words on Brexit | Daily Mail Online
v. crisis
  • 1. What's Behind The Economic Chaos In Venezuela
  • 2. How the European Union Turned Into a Neoliberal Nightmare | Alternet
  • 3. Wall Street Vultures Descend On Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico
  • 4. No, Syrian Refugees Have Not Caused Four Decades Of Wage Stagnation
  • 5. Chilling video shows what it is like driving through Detroit at night | Daily Mail Online
  • 6. IMF warns world is highest ever $152 TRILLION in debt | Daily Mail Online
  • 7. US economy shows 'evidence for an imminent recession'
  • 8. A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India’s Brutal Demonetization Project | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
  • 9. These Charts Show That China May Be Headed For A Financial Crisis | The Huffington Post
  • 10. WATCH: 'Disaster Capitalism'— How Corporations Make a Killing Out of Catastrophe | Alternet
  • 11. Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe: Antony Loewenstein: 9781784781156: Amazon.com: Books
  • 12. Harvard prof's 'worst nightmare' for U.S. It's taking place right now, and it has nothing to do with the Great Recession, says Michael Porter.On the topic of inequality »
  • 13. The Looming Financial Crisis Nobody Is Talking About, But Should Be | Zero Hedge
  • 14. Inside the 'tyrant's car park' where Bentleys and Mercedes have been abandoned | Daily Mail Online
  • 15. We Could Be Witnessing the Death of the Fossil Fuel Industry—Will It Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It? | Alternet
  • 16. NEO – The Euro Is Murdering Europe | Veterans Today
  • 17. How Consumer Culture Is Killing Citizenship | Alternet
  • 18. Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
  • 19. Why lack of education raises death risk for some Americans | Daily Mail Online
  • 20. Crisis Is Us——-The Inexorable Result Of Modern Central Banking | David Stockman's Contra Corner
w. tech2
  • 1. What's Eating Silicon Valley | Andrew_Yang
  • 2. Uber Is a Nightmare: They’re Selling a Big Lie and the New York Times Keeps Buying It | Alternet
  • 3. How finance is being taken over by tech
  • 4. Why Having Worked for Uber Is Increasingly Considered a Black Mark on Some People's Résumés | Alternet
  • 5. Has the Tech Bubble Peaked? Signs that the Startup Boom May Be Fizzling | Alternet
  • 6. Tech Leaders Plan to Run from the Havoc Caused by Economic Disruption
  • 7. Tech’s Wealthy Enclaves Hurt the Country—and Tech Itself | WIRED
  • 8. Amazon to experiment with part-time tech teams 

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