US income inequality in US equals Venezuela now

Pass me a banana, please.

has a long post about Slate’s 4-part series on The United States of Inequality. Both are worth reading.

FDL wonders “how we willingly adopted the ways of a banana republic.” Me too. It’s not just income inequality either. Laws and rules clearly are not enforced for the elites as witness the spate of fines rather than criminal indictments for US banks and companies that were caught laundering Mexico drug cartel money.

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