2:11 [Covert Geopolitics] (E)
Who avoids the most tax and what does that mean for inequality?
These were the questions asked by two National Bureau of Economic Research working papers submitted this month (Tax Evasion and Inequality and Who Owns the Wealth in Tax Havens?). Both papers are available publicly here.
22:47 [govtslaves] (E)
More than 900,000 homes went dark in Texas last summer because of unpaid bills, almost triple the number 10 years ago. In California last year, it was 714,000, the most on record.
13:22 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Hohe bürokratische Hürden oder gar keine Hilfe: In Deutschland gibt es immer mehr Obdachlose, aber viel zu wenig Unterkünfte. Berliner Politiker fühlen sich überfordert. Hamburg sieht eine Zweiklassengesellschaft unter Betroffenen aus Deutschland und anderen EU-Ländern.
17:13 [The Intercept] (E)
The Baupost Group, a Boston-based hedge fund managed by jewish billionaire Seth Klarman, owns nearly a billion dollars of Puerto Rican debt, purchased under a shell company subsidiary and hidden from public scrutiny.
14:35 [Zero Hedge] (E)
In America today, well over 100 million people receive money from the federal government each month, and the number of Americans that are truly financially independent is continually shrinking.
13:45 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A few weeks ago we shared with readers a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against Nestle Waters North America, Inc. alleging that the water they marketed as Poland `Natural Spring Water` was actually just bottled groundwater...the same water that runs through the taps of many American households.
14:30 [Strategic Culture] (E)
The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top of everything, and everybody else below them, as subjects to be ruled by them, in such ways as they (themselves, and their fellow ‘elite’) can agree to do. They are convinced that they have earned their high status, in one way or another, and they compete ferociously amongst themselves, to rise even higher within the aristocracy.