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The very rich cannot only pay for QM2-size yachts, they have enough $$ to purchase entire nations!

Instead of playing the lottery or completing my 2018 Income Tax, yesterday I imagined I was Jeff Bezos It was a typical day with nothing to do except harass the workers at Whole Foods, so I decided to buy a boat. But not just any boat. A big boat – in fact, a ship. Large enough to carry all my “friends” and impress the other rich folks, including Zuckerberg and […]

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Nickels, dimes and dreams – author urges that all workers be fairly valued for their time and effort

A Montana coal miner’s daughter recently found herself the honored guest of King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace in the Netherlands. It was a case of the guest being better-known than the host, despite title and wealth. Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D, who researched and wrote the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, enjoyed her triumph on Nov. 27, when she was awarded a 150,000 Euro ($169,500) prize […]

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If your family was as rich as the Waltons, you could easily buy Buckingham Palace over and over again

Some one million Walmart employees in the United States will have their meager pay supplemented this year with a bonus averaging $400, thanks to the lapse of usual parsimony by the owners of the world’s largest retailer – the Walton family. That total $400 million is $71 million less than the cost of the bottom two estates ($222 million and $249 million) in the above video of the five most […]

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Middle class seniors forced to pay for that 40% corporate tax cut with reductions to Medicare

Happy holidays came a few days early for big corporations and rich shareholders. Their income tax rate in 2018 will drop from 35% to 21% – exactly a 40% decrease. Next year, Medicare premiums will go from $109 to $134 per month – a 23% increase in one year. This additional deduction from Social Security benefits wipes out the proposed minimal 2% cost of living increase for most seniors, leaving […]

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Other countries want you as a university student – English-speaking classes with virtually no tuition

If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania you can still earn a nursing degree at Penn State University in four years at a tuition-only cost of $154,600. Or you could get the same education (with brat bun, not frat fun) free in Germany. Free? And you don’t have to speak German? Public universities in Germany charge no tuition to anyone, including Americans , ugly or otherwise. Classes are offered […]

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Who controls the World? Here’s what you need to know about how super companies are connected!

A study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has found that a mere 147 corporations control the world – orchestrating events and controlling governments. Many of their officials are members of the Trilateral Commission, participants in world economic forums and leaders of national governments. The analysis examined the relations between 43,000 transnational corporations (TNC), and decided that the top 147 mega-corporations had huge power over world events. James […]

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Donald Trump will easily win the Wall Street vote!

President Donald Trump in February 2016: “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over him (Ted Cruz). Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton.” Times have changed and there are now suggestions to rename the “East Wing” to “Hedge Fund Headquarters.” Or more accurately – “GS Village in the Capitol.” This is the place where old bean counters and masters of economic disaster […]

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