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The Great Tax Heist and “The General Welfare”

by Anna Wrobel   THE TAX THEFT being perpetrated by Republicans will create little that is living, but will instead produce a growing austerity. The big winners will continue to siphon our public treasury for private gain at ever greater speed and volume, with no legal compulsion that the wealthiest receivers do anything constructive for the economy nor for […]

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GOP to Low-Income Americans: Tough Noogies

by Marc Jampole   AS MANY OTHERS have pointed out, the Republican Party hasn’t wasted any time letting the other shoe drop. They’re dancing their standard two-step of first creating a deficit by cutting taxes on the wealthy and then wailing that the deficit is hurting the economy — of course, the only way to fix it by […]

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The Peasants Are Revolting!

WHY THE LIBERAL ELITE DOESN’T TALK TO THE DEPLORABLES by George Salamon “The calculus of material well-being…hinges on an historic assumption that between the world of culture and the realities of life for the masses there is an unbridgeable gulf.” —Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb, The Hidden Injuries of Class (1972) THE LIBERAL elite supporting […]

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Why Trump? Getting Over All the Wrong Answers

by George Salamon “The Democrats have become the party of the more affluent and more educated, while the Republicans have become the party of the less advantaged working class –- a pattern which has accelerated in this election season.” –Richard Florida, “America’s Class-Divided Electorate,” in Citylab, October 26, 2016 THAT DISCOMFORTING TRUTH is not one […]

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O My America: Nice White People

Tivoli Gardens and Middle-Class Pleasures by Lawrence Bush My wife’s about to take a ride on the “Himmelskibet,” the Heaven Ship, swings on cables that fly around a 250-foot tower at various levels of altitude and centrifugal force. She loves this ride, but has never been on one even half this one’s height. She’s a […]

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