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Tucker Carlson, Your Boss’s Favorite “Populist”

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Tucker Carlson likes to style himself a populist. But every time there’s a fight over something that might actually make life easier for working-class people, he never misses the opportunity to take the side of big business and the rich.

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Dark Capitalism Is the Biggest Trend in TV

Olivia Ovenden Esquire
Series like 'Squid Game', 'Succession' and 'Dopesick' show the view from the bottom and very top of the economic ladder, and remind us there's a great distance between the two

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The White Lotus Is a Perfect Satire of Today’s Rich

Alex Hoculi Jacobin
HBO’s brilliant The White Lotus reminds us that class society permeates everywhere, even on a tropical island — something that US television traditionally does its best to hide.

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In No One We Trust

Joseph E. Stiglitz The New York Times
Rising inequality means rising distrust: A study published last year by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the upper classes are more likely to engage in what has traditionally been considered unethical behavior. . . Economic inequality, political inequality, and an inequality-promoting legal system all mutually reinforce one another. . . As always, it is the poor and the unconnected who suffer most from this, and who are the most repeatedly deceived.

We Are In a Class War

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Popular Resistance
Persistence and Solidarity are Key Ingredients
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