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Understanding the wealthy who are robbing the rest of us and why we have to fight back

16 Mar

Lloyd Lofthouse

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun TzuThe Art of War

I read Diane Ravitch’s Blog daily and the names of wealthy robber barons and wolves of Sesame Street appear often, because these billionaire oligarchs are behind the push to destroy the democratically run public schools in the United States and then use that tax money to fund for-profit private schools that usually aren’t better than the public schools and are often worse. And little seems to stand in their way.

Taking advice from Sun Tzu, I wanted to understand the enemy—as I see them—and decided to do a bit of research starting…

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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Understanding the wealthy who are robbing the rest of us and why we have to fight back

  1. Charlotte Vrooman

    March 17, 2014 at 12:02

    Lloyd, I heard some of these stats on NPR. or was it Pacifica? Anyway, thanks for restating them and posting them. We have to keep focusing on the main point: that some wealthy people can never get enough and damn the consequences!

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      March 17, 2014 at 12:10

      Thanks for commenting.

      You may also be interested in this from ProPublica:

      How billionaires manipulate America
      $383 million spent for 2012 elections
      ProPublica Reports
      on Koch brothers
      http://bit.ly/1gvkKUJ

       

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