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Mommy, Why Did 1% Get 93% Of The Economic Recovery?

If you haven’t noticed, plutocrats (really, really rich guys) have hijacked the economy, bending everything from jobs to legislation to their will. If you want to know the how and why your and/or your neighbor’s house is in foreclosure, watch this video (or at least jump to the time stamps for the essential intel) — then spread the word.

Mommy, Why Did 1% Get 93% Of The Economic Recovery?

(7:55)Host Bill Moyers asks, “Where does this vast inequality take America?”

(11:00)Journalist Matt Taibbi compares Americanow to post-Communist Russia.


(17:58)Both Matt and financial journalist Chrystia Freeland discuss the civil warwithin the 1%

(25:55)Do the super-rich feel entitled?

(31:45)Ah yes: discussion of the bailouts as required to save civilization.

(40:45)How does Obama relate to these plutocrats?

(44:10)Obama and the Democrats pose an existential question to the plutocrats thatmakes them very, very anxious.


Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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