Sunday 1 December 2019



Atlanta is the city with the greatest income disparity in the USA.

22.4 percent of the population of Atlanta live below the poverty line.

2017 report found that the richest 1% of people in the world control 82% of the total wealth.

Heather Boushey, in her book Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy, points out that-

Inequality hinders economic growth.

A typical kid in Louisiana has limited opportunities to help himself or his community.

A typical kid in New Hampshire has more opportunities to help himself and his community.

In places where income inequality is high, there is a greater chance of -

Poor mental and physical health, drug abuse, poor education,

Imprisonment, obesity, lack of social mobility,

Lack of trust and community, and poor child well-being.

Why Do People Tolerate Income Inequality? - Harvard Business Review-20 Nov 2019

Red states are Republican states.

"Rising income inequalities in OECD countries (USA, UK, France and other 'high income' countries) over the past two decades have hit vulnerable children hard, making it less likely they will fulfill their economic and social potential later in life, according to a new OECD report.

Children paying a high price for inequality - Modern Diplomacy-23 Nov 2019

"Changing the Odds for Vulnerable Children: Building Opportunities and Resilience says that the challenges some children face significantly raise the risk that they become disadvantaged in adulthood, putting the brakes on social mobility.

"Children who grow up in poor families have less access to quality education and health care.

"As young people, they are likely to enter the labour market at an earlier age than their peers and take up low-skilled jobs at a time when technological change and globalisation are increasing the returns to education."

"Child poverty has increased in almost two-thirds of OECD countries over the past decade, with one in seven children in the OECD growing up in poverty today. 

"The living standards of children from low-income families have also declined in many countries, particularly for those families with the smallest incomes.

"The report also reveals homelessness among families has risen significantly in England, Ireland, New Zealand and some US states.

"For children, homelessness can lead to increased anxiety, loss of contact with family and friends and poor educational outcomes."

Children paying a high price for inequality - Modern Diplomacy-23 Nov 2019

Countries such as Singapore, Norway and Switzerland are part capitalist and part socialist.

We are talking about "borderline socialist states, with generous welfare benefits and lots of redistribution of wealth."

The World's Happiest Countries - Forbes

All of the above countries are wealthier than the USA (wealth per head).

The United Nations World Happiness Report 2013 shows that the happiest nations are concentrated in northern Europe, where the Nordic model of social democracy has been employed

However, the CIA and its friends have been making various attempts to destabilise countries such as Norway.

One of the aims of the Anders Breivik false flag was to promote the 'right wing' in Norway.


Socialism has its merits.

In the early 1900s, socialists led the movements for votes for women, child labour laws, consumer protection laws and the progressive income tax.

Is Bernie Sanders' democratic socialism right for America.

The word 'socialism' is related to 'sociare', the Roman word for 'to share'.

There are elements of socialist thinking in the teachings of Plato[51], Aristotle.[52] and Jesus.


The term "socialism" was used by Henri de Saint-Simon.

Simon saw "socialism" as a contrast to the doctrine of selfish "individualism".

"The world's wealthiest 62 people now own as much as the poorest half of the planet's population."

"The richest 1% now own as much as everyone else put together."

Robert Owen and David Dale's mills, at New Lanark, made good profits, in spite of not employing child labour, and not paying slave wages.

The socialist Robert Owen proposed the organization of production and ownership in cooperatives.

Thomas Paine proposed a detailed plan to tax property owners to pay for the needs of the poor in Agrarian Justice[55]

The Chartists in the United Kingdom wanted the vote given to all male adults and wanted a more equitable distribution of income and better living conditions for ordinary people.

Socialism is not the same as communism.

Communism, as organised by Lenin and Stalin, was an extremist (Kosher Nostra) doctrine, not much different from fascism; with the original Soviet and Chinese Communism , a rich elite treated the ordinary people as slaves.

Hitler, like Tony Blair, was used by the 'right wing' to smash socialism. Hitler got his thugs to beat up socialists.

Adolf Hitler.

Chris Watson.

In 1904, Australians elected the first Australian Labor Party prime minister: Chris Watson, who became the first democratically elected social democrat.

The British Labour Party first won seats in the House of Commons in 1902.

After World War II, social democratic governments introduced social reform and wealth redistribution via state welfare and taxation.

Salvador Allende, president of Chile and member of the Socialist Party of Chile. His presidency was ended by the CIA on 9 11.[165]

The main opposition to Socialism comes from the CIA, working on behalf of the rich elite.

In Indonesia, the moderate socialist President Sukarno was toppled by the CIA, who ordered the murders of around one million Indonesians, the vast majority of them moderates.

In Chile, the CIA toppled the socialist Salvador Allende, and replaced him with the fascist Augusto Pinochet.

The CIA also committed mass murder in Nicaragua because it preferred right wing dictatorship to agrarian reform.


In Europe, the CIA's Operation Gladio carried out numerous acts of false flag terrorism in order to keep the rich elite in power.

In the UK, the CIA infiltrated the Labour Party and took over the key positions.

Controlled by the CIA, many social democratic parties, particularly after the Cold war, adopted neoliberal market policies including privatisation and deregulation.

The Western welfare state was attacked from within, but state support for the corporate sector was maintained.[200]

In the 1990s, the British Labour Party, under Tony Blair, continued the policy of transferring wealth from the ordinary people to the rich elite.

The game of Monopoly comes to an end when one player has a monopoly.

"The world's wealthiest 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the planet's population."

"The richest 1% now own as much as everyone else put together."

global inequality.

The current economic crisis is easily solved if we adopt a more socialist approach.

It's time to increase taxes on the rich.

"The west's leading economic thinktank", the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development produced a report on inequality.

The report says that rising inequality causes lower growth in an economy.

Rising inequality is estimated to have reduced growth by:

More than 10% in Mexico and New Zealand.

Nearly 9% in the UK, Finland and Norway.

Between 6% and 7% in the United States, Italy and Sweden.

It has been revealed that the wealth gap holds back economic growth.

OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría

The report shows that the UK economy would have been more than 20% bigger had the gap between rich and poor not widened since the 1980s.

The OECD proposes higher taxes on the rich and policies aimed at increasing the wealth of the bottom 40% of the population.

Reagan and Thatcher supported 'trickle-down economics', the crazy idea that ordinary people would benefit from weakening trade unions and making bankers richer.

The game of Monopoly can go on for ever, so long as the rich 0.01% do not end up controlling all the properties, houses, hotels and cash.

The USA currently has some economic problems.

Its debt is rising.

Its population is ageing.

Its schools are mediocre.

Its infrastructure is rickety.

Its politicians are corrupt.

It is spending too much money on wars.

There is a giant gap in wealth between the elite and the average citizen...

A well nourished man steals maize from a starving child during a food distribution at a feeding center in Sudan in 1998. Photo by Tom Stoddart.

If the USA fails to get its house in order, the dollar will go down in value and ordinary people become much poorer.

We should all look at Switzerland, which is made up of a number of counties (cantons).

The central government in Switzerland controls the railways.

The cantons control education, labour, economic and welfare policies and so on.

Each canton has its own parliament and constitution.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London's Science Museum.

Many people today are richer than people back in 1820.

However, the gap between the haves and the have-nots globally is now at the same level as in the 1820s.


The researchers studied income levels in 25 countries, charted them back to 1820 and then collated them as if the world was a single country.

(Full report here)

The Gini coefficient is used to measure income inequality.

Zero represents perfect equality and 100 perfect inequality.

The global Gini rose from 49 in 1820 to 66 in 2000.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London's Science Museum.

Between 1950 and 1980, income inequality did drop.

This was due to an 'egalitarian revolution.'

This 'egalitarian revolution' involved Socialist Parties and Trade Unions winning better wages and conditions for the poor, particularly in Europe.

These Socialist Parties and Trade Unions were then infiltrated by the right-wing security services.

Reagan came to power in 1981 and Thatcher came to power in 1979.

Inequality shot up after globalization got going in the 1980s.

The gap between the haves and the have-nots globally is now at the same level as in the 1820s.

Brazil and Mexico are even more unequal than they were in 1820.

Only in a few nations - such as Switzerland and France - has there been a long-term decline in income inequality.

The Scandinavian countries have the smallest income disparities, but these countries have now been infiltrated by the CIA and its friends.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London's Science Museum.

Some voters have been successfully brainwashed into voting for the politicians who will rob the poor in order to help the rich.

Think of Reagan, Thatcher, Blair, Obama, Trump...

Some voters have been brainwashed into rejecting the politicians who help the poor.

Think of the critics of Arbenz in Guatemala, Mosaddegh in Iran, Allende in Chile, Ben Ali in Tunisia... 

There is a continuing mind control programme to persuade the voters that the rich deserve to be rich and that the poor deserve to be poor.

There is a continuing mind control programme to persuade the voters that taxes on the rich must not be raised and that the moderate socialist policies in Scandinavia are a bad thing.

Britain 1960s 1970s. London's Science Museum.

Child poverty in Sweden has increased by almost 50 percent since 2006.

The economy is in trouble.

And the best way to help the economy is to greatly increase the minimum wage, worldwide.

And help small businesses; not greedy global corporations.

Poor children in Scandinavia, not helping the shoe trade.

Robert Owen took over some textile mills at a place called New Lanark in Scotland.

At that time, in the early 19th century, children from as young as five were working for thirteen hours a day in the mills.

Robert Owen brought about reforms, such as halting the employment of young children.

His mills prospered.

(Robert Owen : Biography)

London strike

On 14 August 1889, in the UK, the Great London Dock strike began.

The Dockers demanded a minimum wage of 6 pence an hour.

The strike was a success.

Dockers could afford to buy more in the shops.

Some of the money raised in tax went towards the military-industrial complex.

In 1909, the UK government increased taxes on the super-rich.

(The 'People's Budget': Causes & Consequences)

"Income tax was raised to one shilling on incomes above £2,000; those earning over £5,000 would pay an additional super tax at six pence in the pound on income above £3,000.

"Only 25,000 people earned above £3,000 and those liable for super tax numbered around 10,000."

Some of the money raised from tax was diverted towards buying the weapons of war used in the 1914-18 conflict.

But, gradually in the UK there was a narrowing of the gap between the rich and the poor.

A sanitised version of a UK military punishment for its own soldiers.

However, the 'bad guys' then began to infiltrate the reform movements.

Today, most trade unions seem to have been infiltrated.

And there are few oligarchs who take an interest in their workers' welfare.

On 23 June 2010, we learn that in Detroit, almost half of all children live in poverty.

("Dying Detroit" - The Impacts of Globalization. Social Decay and Destruction of an Entire Urban Area)

In India, "57 per cent of GDP is being 'consumed' by about one per cent of the total population."

(India is prospering but not Indians: Aiyar)


In the UK, the proportion of poor children in working households rose to 61% in 2008-9.

In the UK, in the top 100 companies, the average chief executive is paid more than £4m a year.

(Low pay keeps even more in poverty.)

In 1960 the average income of the top 20% of the world's population was 30 times that of the bottom 20%.

By 1997, it was 74 times.

Today the assets of the top three billionaires are more than the combined GNP of all least developed countries and their 600 million people.

(Debt Dynamite Dominoes: The Coming Financial Catastrophe)


On 23 June 2010, in the Financial Times, Douglas Bruce explained that without some trickle-down effect, any recovery will be stillborn

Douglas wrote: "Going back a generation or two... it was still possible for a middle-class father to support a family of four.

"But it now takes two earners to maintain most families, and that at a lower standard of living..."


At theeconomiccollapseblog, we read about:

20 Statistics That Prove That Global Wealth Is Being Funneled Into The Hands Of The Elite – Leaving Most Of The Rest Of The World Wretchedly Poor

From this we learn:

"Over the past several decades an increasingly growing percentage of agricultural land has been gobbled up by big corporations and by corrupt governments.

"Hundreds of millions of people have been pushed off their land."

Global corporations dominate much of the world economy.

1 According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the number of "least developed countries" has doubled over the past 40 years.

2 "Least developed countries" spent 9 billion dollars on food imports in 2002. By 2008, that number had risen to 23 billion dollars.

3. Average income per person in the poorest countries on the continent of Africa has fallen by one-fourth over the past twenty years.

4. Bill Gates has a net worth of somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 billion dollars. That means that there are approximately 140 different nations that have a yearly GDP which is smaller than the amount of money Bill Gates has.

5. A study by the World Institute for Development Economics Research discovered that the bottom half of the world population owns approximately 1 percent of all global wealth.


6. Approximately 1 billion people throughout the world go to bed hungry each night.

7. It is estimated that over 80 percent of the world's population lives in countries where the income gap between the rich and the poor is widening.

8. Every 3.6 seconds someone starves to death and three-quarters of them are children under the age of 5.

9. According to Gallup, 33 percent of the people on the globe say that they do not have enough money for food.

A distraction.

10. As you read this, there are 2.6 billion people around the world that lack basic sanitation.

11. More than 3 billion people, close to half the world's population, live on less than 2 dollar a day.

12. CNN founder Ted Turner is the largest private landowner in the United States. Today, Turner owns approximately two million acres. That is an amount greater than the land masses of the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

Gordon Brown reportedly works for the CIA.

13. There are 400 million children in the world today that have no access to safe water.

14. Approximately 28 percent of all children in developing countries are considered to be underweight or have had their growth stunted as a result of malnutrition.

15. In 2008, approximately 9 million children died before they reached their fifth birthdays. Approximately a third of all of these deaths was due either directly or indirectly to lack of food.

26. The most famous banking family in the world, the Rothschilds, has accumulated mountains of wealth while much of the rest of the world has been trapped in poverty. The following is what Wikipedia has to say about Rothschild family wealth....

It has been argued that during the 19th century, the family possessed by far the largest private fortune in the world, and by far the largest fortune in modern history.
Nobody seems to know exactly how much the Rothschilds are worth today. They dominate the banking establishments of England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other nations. It was estimated that they were worth billions back in the mid-1800s. What the total wealth of the family is today is surely an amount that is almost unimaginable, but nobody knows for sure.

"What we have in the world today closely resembles 'feudalism' ...

"It would be great if we lived in a world where those living in poverty were encouraged to start owning land, to create businesses and to build better lives for themselves...

"It turns out that the global elite have decided that they don't really need so many expensive American 'worker bees' after all and they have been moving thousands of factories and millions of jobs overseas.

"Meanwhile the American people are so distracted watching Dancing with the Stars, Lady Gaga and their favorite sports teams that they don't even realize what is going on."

The UK in 1900. Photo archive.

In the UK, in the years before the start of World War I:

1. Only one child in 270 went into secondary education.

2. In the mining villages of Yorkshire, the infant mortality rate was 250 in every thousand.

The UK in 1890. Photo archive.

3. Unemployment, and old age, often meant hunger, malnutrition and destitution.

4. Death by starvation was not unknown.

Citizen Clem review

It was moderate socialism that changed things for the better.

After World War II, the Labour Party prime minister Clement Atlee brought in reforms:

1. Unemployment pay

2. Sickness benefit

3. Maternity leave

4. Widow's benefit

5. Family allowances (child benefit)

6. The National Health Service

7. The nationalisation of the railways, gas and electricity.

Citizen Clem review

Attlee in 1945.

The Labour Party prime minister Clement Attlee was the son of a prosperous lawyer.

Clement Attlee was educated at a leading private school.

He favoured moderate socialism.

Macmillan (right)

Between 1951 and 1964 there were Conservative governments in the UK.

Harold Macmillan was the prime minister from January 1957 until October 1963.


The Macmillan government was a typical Conservative government.

A large number of the people in Macmillan's government were involved with prostitutes, of both sexes, and of various ages.


Faslane, next to Scotland's largest city - Glasgow.

Not surprisingly, the USA was able to 'control' the Macmillan government.

President Eisenhower ordered Harold Macmillan to have a nuclear submarine base at Faslane, next to Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.

"Britain was strong-armed into accepting nuclear weapons on the Clyde because the US president wanted his sailors to have access to the bright lights of Glasgow, according to recently declassified documents.

"The documents show that Harold Macmillan, the prime minister, was strongly opposed to having American atomic bombs stored within 30 miles of Scotland's largest city in the 1960s."

Scotland was pressed to accept nuclear base on Clyde.

Donald Trump with Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the 'Mossad agent' Robert Maxwell. Ghislaine reportedly supplied young girls to Trump's close friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Of course, all the Western political parties have been infiltrated by the CIA and its friends.

Hugh Dalton (above) was one of several top Zionists who became powerful within the UK Labour government.

Hugh Dalton helped pave the way for the creation of Israel.

Hugh Dalton shaped UK Labour Party foreign-policy from the 1930s onwards.

Hugh Dalton served in Churchill's wartime coalition cabinet.

Prince Albert Victor.

Hugh Dalton's father, a Church of England clergyman, was tutor to princes Albert Victor and George, later King George V.


Prince Albert Victor was involved in the Cleveland Street boy brothel scandal of 1889.

Hugh Dalton's biographer Ben Pimlott suggested that Hugh Dalton was homosexual.

Special Operations Executive.

Hugh Dalton was educated at Eton, Cambridge and the London School of Economics, all recruiting grounds for spies.

During World War II, Hugh Dalton set up the Special Operations Executive, and was later a member of the executive committee of the Political Warfare Executive.

James Bond (right) and a reportedly gay man. The author Ian Fleming was of course gay and a spy.

Hugh Dalton acted as a mentor to various handsome young lads.

Herbert Morrison

After World War II, the UK and its Labour Government were targeted by Jewish terrorists hoping to drive the British out of Palestine.

Many of the top people in the UK were secretly supporting the terrorists.

The Labour Government Cabinet at this time contained a number of reported Jews, and crypto-Jews, such as Herbert MorrisonGeorge Isaacs, and Emanuel Shinwell.

Hugh Dalton was one of the Zionists in the cabinet.

One of the key people in MI5 was Victor Rothschild, who reportedly gave away British nuclear secrets to Israel.

The top MI6 spy Kim Philby was a close friend of Victor Rothschild.

Philby was a traitor.

Britain's spies seem to be a strange mixture of homosexuals, fascists, Satanists and Zionists.


George Kennedy Young, former deputy director of MI6. MI6'S GEORGE KENNEDY YOUNG; VIP CHILD ABUSE.

George Kennedy Young has now been linked to the VIP child abuse rings in the UK.

George Kennedy Young is the former deputy boss of the UK security service MI6 (1959-61).

Ex MI6 deputy chief George Kennedy Young 'key' to Westminster VIP paedophile ring, says MP.

While in MI6, George Kennedy Young developed close relations with Mossad.

Sir Maurice Oldfield

Sir Maurice Oldfield, a former boss of MI6, was a GAY, ZIONIST .

Sir Peter Hayman, another former deputy director of MI6.

Sir PeterHayman, former deputy boss of MI6, was reportedly a member of the top paedophile ring operating within the UK government.

Justin Welby (left), with former MI6 boss Sir John Sawers (right), in Baghdad 2003.

Increasingly, all the top positions in the UK are going to people with 'Jewish connections'?

Archbishop Justin Welby, the head of the Anglican Church, is the son of a German Jew called Bernard Weiler.

Justin Welby: Secret life of my father

In the USA and UK, inequality increased as a result of people being conned by ... The UK's Professor Sir Anthony Atkinson (above) has written Inequality: What ...
RISING INEQUALITY REDUCES GROWTH - THINKTANK. It's time to increase taxes on the rich "The west's leading economic thinktank", the Organisation for ...
"Inequality has surpassed the levels of Edwardian England." Inequality was declining until the 1970s. It was in the 1980s that nasty people like Reagan and ...
18 Oct 2012 - The Economist: Growing inequality is one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time "Social mobility in America, ...
Wealth and Poverty in Ted Kennedy's USA


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At 25 November 2019 at 05:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interfering with Laura Kuenssberg

At 25 November 2019 at 08:05 , Blogger Olive Farmer said...

If you predicate your arguments from that which the past has granted us, you miss the evolutionary steps WE need to make. Take from all your 'isms' the fact of MONEY, that which rulers create at will and behind which sits almost all HARM in our human world, and you will discover the future.
We humans are NOT political beings, are not schemers, are simple human hearted (@Ren@) souls. We need freedom from fear, from debt, from war, from hierarchies that put the very wrongest in positions of Power and reward them with freedom from Human justice and with fake money, created from thin air.
We need a roof, food, fun, entertainment, a job worth doing and a sense of worth. We need to share. We need to know our children can grow in a state of innocence. We need goodness to prevail.
The reverse is extant.
Money, that fake and false imposter between all human interaction, is the Principality that we must combat. Marx proposed a central bank. That tells you all you need to know.
Humanity is wondering WHAT ELSE we should BE?
NOT a debt enslaved species. NOT a species at war with itself. But a species that realises its nature, its human heartedness, its instinct to good.

At 25 November 2019 at 13:57 , Anonymous Brabantian said...

The article above mentions Singapore as one of the part-socialist, part-capitalist countries

There is always a hidden assumption behind a discussion of 'socialism' etc policies - the assumption is, WHO is included in social benefits ... existing locals? Or inward migrant flows too? This changes everything

The turning point on discussions of 'socialism', is immigration, which is tightly controlled in Singapore, where a few extra Chinese are allowed in to ensure the Chinese remain dominant

Singapore's strongman founder, Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015), himself famously spoke of how issues of 'socialism' etc took a back seat in politics, once you had a multi-ethnic society ... which, LKY thought, could only be managed via authoritarianism by a clearly dominant group

'Socialism' in the West, is now an issue rather 'owned' by the right wing - Salvini, Le Pen etc

This is because what used to be the 'left' and so-called 'socialists', are now focused on opening borders & welcoming migrants, plus LGBT ... ignoring the reality of economics for local workers, as migrants flow in ... Corbyn talks nice, but Labour's 'open borders' would in fact crash everything

Immigration makes things harder, economically and otherwise, for the working classes already in place

E.g., the USA middle class sank continously after their USA 1965 law expanding immigration ... the richest USA worker days were the 1950s, when Eisenhower's 'Operation Wetback' rounded up vast numbers of Latinos and sent them back south

Workers don't like their lives sinking in quality, the 'socialist funding' being given away to foreigners, so they are usually anti-immigration 'deplorables'

Estimates are, that developing-world migrants into Europe, create an average lifetime negative burden to EU taxpayers, between 100,000 and 1 million euros each ... Even EU statistics say 80%-plus of migrants are clearly coming just for money reasons, 70% use a smuggler at some point

Marxists themselves argued for decades, 'socialism in one country' (Stalin), or 'global revolution' (Trotsky) as the priority?

George Soros is a Trotsky man ... The plan is simple: Flood with migrants, break down the national societies, so collapse can bring on the global new order ... even pretend to 'tax the rich' to get there

If you don't agree with welcoming unlimited migrants, because you want to have a bit of socialism and a modest good life for locals, you are, it seems, a 'national socialist' ... a 'nazi'? ... 'worst thing in the world'?

At 25 November 2019 at 14:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 1 December 2019 at 21:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all living in Amerika


Great. I'm right on time to send best wishes to you all on this the most sacred holiday of Cyber Monday, after the age-old holy celebration of Black Friday.

This is your world.

Jeff Bezos piles money to the sky.
Earned off the backs of his human slaves^Wworkers.
Who are slowly replaced by machines. As are you all.
And all you oblivious to the suffering of children in Yemen and Sudan.
As if they are not also citizens of this world.

Do you want to hear a story? There once was a Meercat who lived in the jungle. He was hungry, but he was small, so small. And the other big animals had all the food 'cause they could reach the fruits. So he made friends with the Hippopotamus...

Another world is possible, if you want it.


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