Citigroup’s Plutonomy Memo: “There are rich consumers, and there are the rest”

In October 16, 2005, Citigroup came out with a brochure for investors called “Plutonomy: Buying Luxury, Explaining Global Imbalances” urging investors to put money into a “Plutonomy Basket" Here are my favorite excerpts: The World is dividing into two blocs - the Plutonomy and the rest. The U.S., UK, and Canada are the key Plutonomies - economies …

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The True Purpose of the US Senate

Hi, Have you ever wondered why the U.S. Senate (and Congress) in general is so out of touch with the people? Why does it feel like they serve other interests other than the will of the people? Answer: The Senate was never intended to serve the people. It was intended to serve the rich. James …

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Moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal

At the height of the Detroit rebellion, on July 28, 1967, President Johnson appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to answer three basic questions about the riots: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again? Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots …

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Grand Imperial Strategy: How the Council on Foreign Relations Carefully Planned the Policies of Modern-day Imperialism

The basic principles of the imperial grand strategy trace back to the early days of the Second World War, and have been reiterated frequently since. Even before the U.S. entered the war, planners and analysts concluded that in the post-war world the U.S. would seek "to hold unquestioned power," acting to ensure the "limitation of …

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Confirmed: War on Drugs Targets Black America

Deep down inside, we've always known that the "War on Drugs" was political speak for something much more sinister. One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies. "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and …

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What We’ve Learned from WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last couple of  years, some earth-shattering, others simply confirmations of our darkest suspicions about the way the world works. Thanks to founder Julian Assange's legal situation in Sweden (and potentially the United States) as well as his media grandstanding, it …

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Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an "irrational and vindictive" streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. …

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