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Retrato del Delito by Santiago Caruso

'Retrato del Delito' by Santiago Caruso

Illustration by Santiago Caruso

Who will stand up for the corporations?

Here’s some damning evidence of our nation’s emerging status as a corrupt third-world oligarchy:Chart of Corporate and Wage/Salary recovery after last 5 major recessions

Notice the unequal recovery in national income share of corporations vs. wage/salary earners. Also notice how the ratio has changed from a fairly equal recovery in the 70’s and 80’s versus the 21st century recessions. Obviously, corporations are doing very poorly and we need tax cuts and less regulation to help them be more competitive. And let’s not forget to cut benefits and safety nets for those rapacious wage slaves!

via Northeastern University study: “The ‘Jobless and Wageless Recovery’ from the Great Recession of 2007-2009”

72% agree, tax the > $250K crowd

What more needs to be said? Oh, well, obviously most of our legislators are part of this group and I guess they and their wealthy supporters disagree. Democracy, or oligarchy?

via CNN.

Lawrence Lessig Breaks a Few Things Down

via YouTube – Lawrence Lessig Keynote on Citizens United Decision @ For the People Summit.

Yes, She Can!

Fearless!

It’s coming down to the wire, it seems, for Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you support her, please make your voice heard. There are plenty of online petitions, letters to be written, anything. This woman is amazing and she deserves our support!