Dogs of the rich. U r not what u own. Adieu. Nature shrinks, capital grows. This Map Of Health Care Costs Around The World Will Make Your Blood Boil (IMAGE) Apartheid for Diamonds: How the Jewelery Trade Enslaved Millions of Africans. John VibesFebruary 17, 2014 (ANTIMEDIA) Cecil Rhodes founded the world’s most powerful diamond company DeBeers, a cartel that maintains a tight monopoly over the entire industry to this day.
To provide stability and slave labor for his diamond mines, Rhodes used the British military to establish apartheid states that were filled with concentration camps and widespread chaos. South Africa and surrounding areas were the base of his operations. In the past they were even blatant enough to call a territory “Rhodesia” (named after Cecil Rhodes), although eventually the name was changed to Zimbabwe to present the illusion that it wasn’t a British colony.
After a long revolution, on April 18, 1980 the country became known as the Republic of Zimbabwe and apparently became independent, but its political system has been largely the same, and it is still very much a British colony. This article is free and open source. Income Inequality vs. Wealth Inequality. I don't think we could pull of a straight "wealth tax" as popularly outlined by folks such as Piketty, because as Piketty himself acknowledges, that would require a global tax regime.
Maybe that will happen one day, but until then, there are ways to mitigate the impact of R > G that don't require us to sit around waiting for countries such as China, Russia and other capital hungry developing countries to decide they want to join in with our kumbaya chorus and practice global tax policy. Many people point to France's failure to effectively mitigate inequality and stagnating median income as evidence that it can't be done, but France's efforts were deeply flawed.
I'd also point out that another argument against a global tax policy is that for it to work it would require global wealth redistribution. No time. A City Where Everyone Works, There Is No Police, And The Salary Is 1200 Euros. With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.
New Evidence That Half of the US Is Broke. M.truthdig. Malcolm X about two weeks before he was murdered in 1965.
AP/Victor Boynton NEW YORK—Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of empire. Min wage. Slavery. 4 Things You Probably Know About Poverty That Bill and Melinda Gates Don’t. Bill and Melinda Gates just released their annual letter, "Our Big Bet for the Future," with their thoughts on the current state of global poverty and the suite of projects they are funding to tackle it.
Coincidence or corruption. Debt. It's you. This powerful Reddit thread reveals how the poor get by in America. A customer enters a check-cashing business in Cincinnati, Ohio.
(AP/Al Behrman) The poor pay more for everything, from rolls of toilet paper to furniture. John Stewart. $135 billion poverty. Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World. Wealth 7:01 PM Jan 18, 2015.
I can't take it. Pta election iPhone black friday. Good consumer. Perfect. Life of modern ppl. Money is god. Love > $ Cuz TV says so. Rich/poor. The Federal Reserve Cannot Account For $9 Trillion. Indian Mars mission. Apple. Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going ext... This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world’s assets. Smedley Butler. Tyson. Just do it. Diamonds. Monsanto. Coke. Bp. Nestle. Pfizer. Chevron. Chocolate. Hear, see speak. Jesus hated em. Piece of paper. Don't tell em. Australia vs US. Free range slave. Merry Christmas. $ makes the world go wrong. Clean water. Merry capitalism. Non-Profit Report Exposes The 10 Worst Charities In America. A groundbreaking ten-year study by The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting has exposed a number of high profile US charities for failing to pass on donations to people in need.
The study underscores the issue of the corporatization of charity – charities serving primarily as businesses, with their philanthropic aims subordinated to job creation. In short while givers believe they are donating to keep impoverished children off the streets, they’re actually paying to keep that charity collector ON the street. The teams crunched the numbers of over 11,100 US charities. They compared the funds raised through soliciting for donations, to the amount of that money which actually ends up handed over as cash aid to the recipients – and found a startling figure. Of almost $1 billion raised over the decade, just $43.9m ended up as direct cash aid. Todd Garlington. Leo Tolstoy. Cromnibus. Reward banks. Snap & unemployment. Teachers. 85 billionaires. Walmart tax $ $2.1 trillion. Sex & the city 2.