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Corporate consolidation by brand

Corporate consolidation by brand

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This picture is but a drop in the ocean of corporate consolidation. When you read about an increase of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) it is usually an indication that rich people (using the corporations they own) have just stolen a great deal of money from you, legally (because the rich write the laws) and/or illegally. The past decade or so has been one of those times. The consolidation of money/power has surpassed that of the gilded age. Inequality has never been greater in human history. The rich have so much money they literally don’t know what to do with it. When you see stock buy-backs, art and property selling for record amounts, and billions “invested” in silicon valley vaporware, you see this in action. Of course, the rich bought most of the world’s politicians long ago. They always came cheap. The $200,000 a speech is nothing to sneeze at, but only the high profile politicians get those kind of payoffs. The rest can usually be purchased with petty cash.


Studs Terkel Interviews Hunter S. Thompson (Audio) – Great Talk

Studs interviews Hunter

Despotism 1946

To be clear, I would have posted this under any administration. The u.s. has always been closer to despotism than democracy. These last many decades have put the ruling class firmly on the despotic end of the scale.

Q:”Do you think of yourself primarily as singer or as a poet?” Bob:”Oh I think of myself more as a song and dance man, you know”


@DrJillStein @ the Oxford Union Society – Full Talk

Chomsky & Varoufakis discuss “…the neoliberal assault on the world’s population…” [Video]

“Well, we can talk about the neoliberal assault on the world’s population in the last generation.”

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