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Robert Reich: The 4 Biggest Right Wing Lies About Inequality - YouTube

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Incompetent, rich people are more likely to get ahead than smart people with no money

By In the course of her career and research into workplace behavior, Nicole Jones Young has noticed that some managers recognize the work of the loudest, most confident and, sometimes, the most well-heeled person in the room.

The post Incompetent, rich people are more likely to get ahead than smart people with no money – MarketWatch appeared first on Rationally Thinking Out Loud.

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The article is from the summer of 2015 but geez it is still relevant today in 2019!

Raising the Minimum Wage is only the Beginning…

If you want to tackle poverty; but first lets discuss what raising the minimum wage would do. Low income workers spend the majority of their income, in fact judging by the statistic by the Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer finances in 2014 the bottom half of American families owned 0.8% of all financial assets…

The post Raising The Minimum Wage Is Only The Beginning…—The Déclassé Intellectual appeared first on Rationally Thinking Out Loud.

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I was looking around for something that would explain to me exactly what Trumponomics is (other than a random scattershot policy) and while I haven’t really found an answer yet I did come across this interesting video on what Trump doesn’t get or understand.

Robert Reich: Trumponomics - YouTube

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Robert Reich: A Bold New Idea to Boost Wages - YouTube

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Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says America faces an "existential threat" from capitalism - YouTube

Founder of world’s biggest hedge fund says capitalism needs urgent reform

Capitalism is no longer working for most Americans, according to one hedge-fund billionaire. Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, the world’s largest hedge fund, says capitalism has developed into a system that is promoting an ever wider wealth gap that puts the very existence of the United States at risk.

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Is Taxing The Ultra-Wealthy ‘Punishing Success?’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC - YouTube

Anand Giridharadas’ book:
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World:

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The ‘Self-Made Billionaire’ Is A Lie

This week, Forbes magazine reported that 21-year-old Kylie Jenner was the youngest “self-made billionaire” ever ― as she has pulled in at least $1 billion from her successful makeup company Kylie Cosmetics. Jenner took pains to say that she’d started her company with her own money ― earned through modeling.

The post The ‘Self-Made Billionaire’ Is A Lie | HuffPost appeared first on Rationally Thinking Out Loud.

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What if the National Debt Doesn’t Actually Matter?

The national debt is ballooning, surpassing $22 trillion. Conservatives and progressives alike, are aghast at the number and different political parties will use this number to different ends, but all will say the debt is immoral and that we are leaving our kids with an untenable fiscal situation.

The post What Is Modern Monetary Theory? An MMT Theorist Explains | Fatherly appeared first on Rationally Thinking Out Loud.

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