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Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it.
The Consolidation of the Elites over Earth's Remaining Resources. Watching the Tragedy of the Commons in Action.
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Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers

Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Widespread microplastic contamination of drinking water samples has scientists worried about its impact on human health.
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The Economist Who Predicted Trump and Brexit Explains How Baby Boomers Ruined Everything

The Economist Who Predicted Trump and Brexit Explains How Baby Boomers Ruined Everything | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
A conversation with Mark Blyth, a professor at Brown University.
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Hundreds confess to eating human flesh

Hundreds confess to eating human flesh | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
A community meeting following the arrest of four Estcourt men for allegedly killing a person and eating human flesh saw at least 300 residents allegedly confess to having eaten human body parts procured from one of the accused.
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The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way

The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money
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You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Some of the most complete data on inequality ever is here, and it's staggering.
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Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.
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South Korea’s dystopian nightmare – Jeremy Bernier – Medium

South Korea’s dystopian nightmare – Jeremy Bernier – Medium | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced and culturally influential countries in the world, but behind the curtain is an ultra-competitive dystopian “survival of the fittest” job…
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'It's raining needles': Drug crisis creates pollution threat

'It's raining needles': Drug crisis creates pollution threat | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, s
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Silicon Valley's Doomsday: Prepping For An Economic Apocalypse [Divided America, Pt. 1] | AJ+ Docs

As Silicon Valley works toward an automated future, many fear that the resulting unemployment will cause deep unrest, and soon. These survivalists ar
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Global inequality is even worse than we thought - here's why

Global inequality is even worse than we thought - here's why | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The gap between rich and poor across the globe is even wider than we currently think, according to a new analysis. Official estimates of inequality only take into account the money that the tax man sees, according to a recent paper by economists, Annette Alstadsæter, Niels Johannesen and Gabriel Zucman. 
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Ending NATO, a Monstrous Institution

Ending NATO, a Monstrous Institution | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Their anxiety about the future of NATO, recently on full display again when the American president was in Europe, could not be bettered as a measure of the incapacity of Europe’s top politicians to guide their continent and represent its populations. Through its provocations of Moscow, NATO systematically helps increase the risk of a military […]
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Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity - Evonomics

Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity - Evonomics | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Today's mountains of wealth throttle the very engine of wealth creation itself.
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'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century

'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress
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Unemployment in the UK is now so low it's in danger of exposing the lie used to create the numbers

Unemployment in the UK is now so low it's in danger of exposing the lie used to create the numbers | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Government statistics put unemployment in Britain at just 4.5% — a low not seen since the 1970s. But the real rate of unemployment is four times that.
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How Capitalist Banks are Creating the Next Financial Crisis

How Capitalist Banks are Creating the Next Financial Crisis | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
"The Fed is on the verge of another major disastrous monetary policy shift and experiment", Jack Rasmus.
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Alcoholism epidemic: More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics

Alcoholism epidemic: More than 1 in 8 Americans are now alcoholics | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Alcoholism has risen 49% in the US in just 11 years, national surveys find.
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Largest Sex Trafficking Ring In Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold “In Plain Sight”

Largest Sex Trafficking Ring In Western US Busted — Children Openly Sold “In Plain Sight” | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
(Activist Post) Los Angeles, CA – A report of a missing teenager in Tulare County, California, in late 2016 culminated into the uncovering of one
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What Happened to America’s Wealth? The Rich Hid It

What Happened to America’s Wealth? The Rich Hid It | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Wealth inequality: A new study reports that households with wealth over $40 million evade 25 to 30 percent of personal income and wealth taxes.
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Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
The long read: After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for work done badly, if at all – then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina revealed a disdain for the poor
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Of Two Minds - If We Don't Change the Way Money Is Created, Rising Inequality and Social Disorder Are Inevitable

The weblog, feature articles and books of
Charles Hugh Smith
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How trucking companies forced drivers into debt, worked them past exhaustion and left them destitute

How trucking companies forced drivers into debt, worked them past exhaustion and left them destitute | Everything Is Broken. Let's fix it. | Scoop.it
Thousands of drivers work up to 20 hours a day, sometimes for pennies. When they get sick or refuse to keep working, trucking companies fire them and take their trucks – along with thousands they have paid toward buying them
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