Citizen Action Monitor

Tim Jackson and Peter Victor find a flaw in Thomas Piketty’s “algebra of inequality” thesis

“What we found was fascinating,” says Jackson, leading to fertile ground for degrowth. No 2120 Posted by fw, December 11, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn sees UK city’s shift to local economic development as a model for the future

“Preston Model” uses two approaches to encourage its six major local institutions to spend locally. No 2105 Posted by fw, November 23, 2017 “Could a grassroots development approach help address … Continue reading

November 23, 2017

The end of capitalism: Part 4

After reviewing all the options, prof Harvey sees only one alternative to the threat of growing economic inequality – end capitalism. No 1704 Posted by fw, June 16, 2016 “Three years … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberals break another campaign promise, won’t close $750M tax loophole for rich

“It’s not in our plan” to touch stock options in future budgets either, said Finance Minister. No 1624 Posted by fw, March 27, 2016 “Despite a campaign promise, Morneau confirmed Tuesday … Continue reading

March 27, 2016

Big Money corrupts US democracy, no longer serves common good

The amount of money and number of lobbyists have gone through the roof, shutting down ability to self-govern. No 1618 Posted by fw, March 20, 2016 “In their new book, ‘Nation on … Continue reading

March 20, 2016

Why the US economy has not recovered, will not recover

Successive duplicitous US governments have abandoned everyone except the rich. No 1596 Posted by fw, February 17, 2016 “The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

The World Economic Forum at Davos “represents everything that is wrong with the world”

It is the purest expression of a world run by an “insular ruling elite” No 1577 Posted by fw, January 26, 2016 “ It’s easy to mock Davos – so … Continue reading

January 26, 2016

Is a stealth global coup d’état of democracy a real and present danger?

Nick Buxton unveils evidence that gatherings such as the WEF at Davos are the future of global governance. No 1575 Posted by fw, January 24, 2016 “The real concern about … Continue reading

January 24, 2016

The not so well-kept secret is out – America is a plutonomy where only the rich matter

“It is essential that corporate elites keep the façade of democratic control alive,” writes activist Michael Perino. No 1547 Posted by fw, December 20, 2015 “Several years ago, two leaked … Continue reading

December 20, 2015

Rise of the new fascists – Private security and military forces to serve and protect the wealthy

The 99 percent of us, without wealth and private police power, face threat of overt repression, complete loss of human rights, legal protections No 1491 Posted by fw, October 26, … Continue reading

October 26, 2015

Inequality is driving society apart, and now even the super-rich could be in trouble — VIDEO

“You show me a highly unequal society, I will show you either a revolution or a police state.” No 1462 Posted by fw, September 28, 2015 “What is clear is … Continue reading

September 28, 2015

The super-rich get super-richer, the super-poor get left behind — VIDEO

“We were told the super-rich would make us richer too, so why hasn’t that happened?” No 1461 Posted by fw, September 27, 2015 “In programme one of this two-part series, … Continue reading

September 27, 2015

New research confirms ordinary folk have little to no influence over policymaking, while elites have lots of power

Implications of findings clear – “Reduce the power of money in politics” No 1040 Posted by fw, April 27, 2014 “Is the U.S. the democracy it claims to be? A … Continue reading

April 27, 2014

In a capitalist economy, those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

…and in the process, prevent most of the rest of us from setting the terms of how we would like to live No 826 Posted by fw, August 12, 2013 … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How the planet’s richest rob its poorest and what we must do about it

The richest 200 people on earth have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion. We need to change the rules. No 719 Posted by fw, April 15, 2013 “We have … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Extreme wealth inequality in America exposed in 2 min. 17 sec.

No 395 Posted by fw, January 27, 2012 Did you know that U.S. corporations paid 47.4 percent of profits in taxes in 1961 and just 11.1 percent of profits in … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment