We have ceased to be a Free or Democratic Country
Elections are essentially have become meaningless because the
politicians have been bought-off. Incumbents remain in office because
they have the money advantage. And where do they get the money from
lobbyists and the corporations that pay them. That means laws in this
country are written to favor big business. It also means that
corporations can break laws and no one goes to jail.
And if banks destroy the economy because the laws allow them to steal
then the American taxpayers are forced to bail them out. As a result,
Corporations are more profitable today than they've ever been. And all
the wealth created is going to the very wealthy. The rest of us get
Corporatocracy is Worldwide
- From the 1980s onward, one of the major aims of American
foreign policy has been to make the world safer for US investment
bankers. That might seem like an exaggeration until you look at the
priorities of American economic policy as well as the actions of
US-dominated international institutions like the World Bank and the IMF.
The World Bank, though its International Finance Corporations, pushed
emerging economies to set up capital markets. The posture was that more
open markets were always better.
The Corporations are doing Better than Ever. Not so much the Rest of us.
- "Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent
bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail." (Source: Elizabeth Warren)