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  •  Probbly the Most Important Diary I've Seen (8+ / 0-)

    on Daily Kos.  Ever.

    I think "why" is obvious to everyone.

    "Plutonomy."  Indeed.  To think that such a word exists to accurately define what used to be a democracy with an "American Dream" in this country.

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    by Limelite on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 02:46:01 AM PST

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      for that feedback Limelite.


      I think this report, and what is says about our economic system,

      is very important too.


      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 05:45:25 AM PST

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        The accretion of wealth and the concentration of power are good.  What a thesis for a capitalist to make money off.  And that's exactly what the analysts are advising.

        The authors cite only two legal ways to curb the causes driving the increased wealth gap that is running riot: taxing income and earnings for individuals at a higher rate, and taxing companies ditto.  They neglect a third -- taxing financial transactions applied to buying, selling, and trading instruments.

        I understood the report to have been written no earlier than 2006 or thereabouts.  Many of the statistics were gleaned from 2000 census data.  Would love to see what the 2010 census data of the same parameters does to their charts.  Worse.  Or better, depending on your demographic.

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        by Limelite on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 06:53:33 AM PST

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