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The Consolidation of the Elites over Earth's Remaining Resources. Watching the Tragedy of the Commons in Action.
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How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation

How Economists Came to Dominate the Conversation | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
A search of the archives of The New York Times finds that the use of the term “economist” rose in the past century, outpacing “historian.”
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My Low-Income Lifestyle - Frugaling

My Low-Income Lifestyle - Frugaling | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
My monthly budget is tight. There's little room for error with my low-income lifestyle. Here are the pros and cons of my financial situation.
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Poverty Inc. argues that Wall Street and the banking industry’s portrayal of "business as usual" is undermining our democracy, shattering the lives of working class families and the poor, while end...

Poverty Inc. argues that Wall Street and the banking industry’s portrayal of "business as usual" is undermining our democracy, shattering the lives of working class families and the poor, while end... | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it

Here's the thing: Americans used to be smart enough to realize this without having a movie tell it to them.

Remember unions? Those took brains, spines and balls to build and they fought every inch of the way to establish them JUST to get a fair shake. It wasn't to overtake anything, it wasn't for war or combat, it was just so they could get fair wages and a fair shake and have a voice.

THAT was the generation with guts and the generation not afraid to stand up for itself and future generations. That was a generation with balls.
Two generations later, the american worker has been snip and its collectively the most impotent, sad creature on the face of the planet.
What your great-grandparents fought and bled for, you handed back to corporations on a silver platter without so much as even a small fight.
And then everyone acts surprised that a handful own everyfuckingthing?
Really? You people have bent over backwards and forwards to placate the ultra wealthy and the corporations! You've fucking elected people who EXCLUSIVELY and EXPLICITLY ONLY help the wealthy and corporations! And you KEEP electing them! Over and over!

And then whenever one of those old, rich, white christian males tells you that unions are 'corrupt' and 'outdated,' you STILL fucking believe his ass.
And then you get online and bitch about barely being able to make it to payday and barely being able to afford your basic needs.

AND HALF OF REDDIT WILL ARGUE AND FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL AGAINST A BASIC MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE.

Americans have become (again, collectively) one of the dumbest groups of the population on the entire planet. Fat, spoiled, lazy, incompetent and incapable.

THAT is why you've been robbed blind your entire life. That's why you barely scrape by and your boss makes more in a week than you make all year. Poor you, right? Never did a single thing to change the system, too afraid you might get laid off or someone will point you out as a trouble maker.

Americans used to be kind-hearted punks with nerves of steel and backs to match and now you're a bunch of clipped, castrated impotent cuckolds who go to work more than half of the year so you can subsidize Walmart's employee food stamp program.

You get shit because that's what you've fought for: Shit. Enjoy it. It's only going to get much, much worse. For you, of course. Not for them.
 

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As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes

As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Hedge fund managers are preparing getaways by buying airstrips and farms in remote areas, former hedge fund partner tells Davos during session on inequality, writes Alec Hogg
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What to Do With a Dying Neighborhood

What to Do With a Dying Neighborhood | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Covington, Georgia, decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. But the city's solution has been both praised and vilified by observers.
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When This Ends, Everybody Gets Hurt

When This Ends, Everybody Gets Hurt | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Central banks around the globe have taken us all into unchartered territory, where the possible paths boil down to a binary outcome: either it all works out or it doesn’t.
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This is no longer my world. And if things continue in the same senseless manner I'll prove it. 

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Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues

Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years, a senior UN official said
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What Leading Thinkers Fear Most About The Future Of The Web

What Leading Thinkers Fear Most About The Future Of The Web | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
The year is 2025, and one of the original digital natives is sitting with his children - telling stories of the early days. “Back when I was your age… you could connect with anyone around the world, for free.”  The children are enthralled with the idea of freedom, and the wild open days of [...]
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The Open Society and Its Worst Enemies - Reason.com

The Open Society and Its Worst Enemies - Reason.com | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
One can have an open society or a militarist foreign policy, but not both.
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The Achilles Heel Of The Global Status Quo: Deflation | Zero Hedge

That the global Status Quo is terrified of deflation is the background of every policy decision and official PR sound-bite. The reason behind this unremitting terror: deflation is the Achilles Heel of the global Status Quo. Rather than being the Monster Under the Bed in central bank nightmares, deflation is the natural result of a competitive economy experiencing productivity gains.
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First atomic blast proposed as start of Anthropocene

First atomic blast proposed as start of Anthropocene | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Other researchers see earlier beginning to the human-dominated age.
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Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. "I can't take it any more," she sobs in Norwegian. "What sort of life is this?" Her name is Anniken Jørgensen, one of three 17-year-old fashion bloggers who "star" in a five-part online real ...
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Are We Passing Through a Bottleneck, or Will the Explosion of Existential Risks Continue?

Are We Passing Through a Bottleneck, or Will the Explosion of Existential Risks Continue? | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Many futurists are fond of projecting historical trends into the future. Ray Kurzweil is perhaps the most prominent champion of making bold claims about what the future holds based on what the past has held, but he’s not the only one. Interestingly, though, few have applied this predictive methodology to the phenomenon of existential risks. For the purposes of this paper, I’ll define an existential risk as a catastrophe that’s terminal in intensity, transgenerational in temporal scope, and global in spatial scope, and which affects either our current population (Homo sapiens) or some future population that we value. (See this article for details and criticism of other definitions, such as Nick Bostrom’s.)
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Barrett Brown Went to Jail for My Sins | Firedoglake

Barrett Brown Went to Jail for My Sins | Firedoglake | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
Peter Van Buren writes about the Barrett Brown case, arguing this was a test case for a US government seeking to find ways to deal with sites like
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Millions of German workers in poverty | News | DW.DE | 24.01.2015

Millions of German workers in poverty | News | DW.DE | 24.01.2015 | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
More than three million Germans can barely make ends meet despite being in work, according to a German newspaper. Growing numbers of struggling workers are cutting back on heating and food.
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We Are in a Financial Meltdown-Nomi Prins | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog

We Are in a Financial Meltdown-Nomi Prins | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Best-selling author and financial expert Nomi Prins says, “We are in a financial meltdown. I
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Bernie Sanders: Passing Keystone XL Means A 'Significantly Less Habitable' Planet

Bernie Sanders: Passing Keystone XL Means A 'Significantly Less Habitable' Planet | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
As the Senate prepares to vote on whether climate change is real as part of the proposed Keystone Pipeline bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) strongly believes “it’s a good idea” for President Barack Obama to veto the bill.

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Noam Chomsky: Are We on the Verge of Total Self-Destruction?

Noam Chomsky: Are We on the Verge of Total Self-Destruction? | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
If you ask what the world is going to look like, it’s not a pretty picture.
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China’s Economy Expands at Slowest Rate in Quarter-Century

China’s Economy Expands at Slowest Rate in Quarter-Century | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
The country’s gross domestic product grew by 7.4 percent in 2014, adding to fears of a broader economic slowdown.
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40% of British families ‘too poor to play a part in society’

40% of British families ‘too poor to play a part in society’ | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
8 million lacking required income level, says charity, as rising figure reflects cost of living and benefit cuts
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Tragedy as body of top AIG exec is discovered in nearby desert

Tragedy as body of top AIG exec is discovered in nearby desert | EndGameWatch | Scoop.it
The body of missing AIG executive Omar Arce Meza, Los Angeles, last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, was discovered in the nearby desert after a week long search.
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The Surprising Ways Bankrupt Cities Make Money

When American cities are deep in debt, they get creative to crawl out of the red.
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