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Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2016
Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertain...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Five Reasons the Super-Rich Need Big Government: The Real Welfare Kings and Queens
Buchheit, Paul
Article
2012
Taxes represent payment for society’s many benefits, which get bigger and better as people get richer.
Forbes 400 list of world's richest people highlights growth of social inequality
Hightower, Ed
Article
2014
Forbes magazine published its 28th annual list of the world's wealthiest individuals and families on Monday. In all, the research team behind the Forbes Billionaires list found a total of 1,645 billio...
Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption: Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Article
2016
A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
Global inequality, illustrated, described, explained
Angus, Ian
Article
2014
Global inequality depitcted through images and quotes.
How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans?: And What They Do With Their Money
Wittner, Lawrence
Article
2014
According to Forbes, a leading business magazine, the combined wealth of the 400 richest Americans has now reached the staggering total of $2.3 trillion. This gives them an average net worth of $5.7 b...
How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions: Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split
Fitzgibbon, Will
Article
2016
Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ...
Keeping the Rich Invisible: How Census Bureau Hides the Super-rich
Parenti, Michael
Article
1998
Of late much media attention has been given to the CEOs who rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in salaries and perks. But little is said about the tens of billions that these same corporatio...
Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael
Book
2015
In Killing the Host, economist Michael Hudson exposes how finance, insurance, and real estate (the FIRE sector) have seized control of the global economy at the expense of industrial capitalism and go...
The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen: Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business
Dobbin, Murray
Book
1998
Dobbin argues that transnational corporations (TNG's) have power over every nation's government; they are not the good citizens they claim to be.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
The Paranoia of The Superrich And Superpowerful
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
The United States is in favor of stability. But you have to remember what stability means. Stability means conformity to U.S. orders. We “stabilize” countries when we invade them and destroy them.
Plutocracy in America: Runaway Exploitation
Brenner, Michael
Article
2013
Arguments for categorizing America as a plutocracy (a government of the rich and for the rich).
The Quick and The Dead: Brian Mulroney, Big Business And The Seduction Of Canada
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1991
McQuaig argues that since 1984, there has been a systematic transfer of power in Canada from the democratically elected government to the private sector.
The Rich and the Super-Rich
Lundberg, Ferdinand
Book
1968
State of Power 2014
Article
2014
A report with iinfographics and essays that expose and analyse the principal power-brokers that have caused financial, economic, social and ecological crises worldwide.
Three Big Lies of the Super-Rich: Why Being in the Highest Class Doesn't Mean You're a High Class Person
Bucheit, Paul
Article
2012
The conservative spin of the media is designed to protect the rich from challenge.
Top 1 percent own more than half of world's wealth
Martin, Patrick
Article
2015
A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets th...
TPP a Gift to Plutocrats? Canada's Trade Minister Wrote the Book on Them
Nuttall, Jeremy J.
Article
2015
Canada's new trade minister has sitting on her desk the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal some say will accelerate the gap between rich and poor by protecting corporations' interests over tho...
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
Book
2010
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More
Article
2015
Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a f...
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
When Plutocrats Blame the Poor: Hard Times Redux
Richardson, Joseph
Article
2012
The image of the self-made man has always been a fiction concocted for the edification of the poor, not a concrete policy prescription, as should be clear by now from the behavior of our very own ‘sel...

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Millions in poverty get less coverage than 482 billionaires
New FAIR study documents TV news' lack of interest in poor
2014
FAIR uses data from CBS, ABC, and NBC to conduct a study on how much the media reports on poverty, concluding that there is not very much coverage of people in poverty.
Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics
Pilkington, Ed
2011
The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnai...
Why China's super-rich are now eager to invest in philanthropy
Graham-Harrison, Emma
2015
The country's wealthy elite chase recognition and status by splashing cash on museums and schools, but there may also be a less idealistic motive behind their largesse.