The Devil comes in all the sizes & all the colours

‘Wall Street’s richest mega banks collect the life insurance proceeds and tax benefits on the untimely deaths of their workers – all codified into law by the U.S. Congress – making death a profit center on Wall Street. Or, as Frontline revealed, that two-thirds of your 401(k) plan over a working lifetime is likely to be lost to financial fees’.

Michael Hudson

Further support for a long-held Slog analysis on US payroll data:

‘the reason jobless claims have trended lower is because there are less people working full-time in jobs that qualify for unemployment benefits when they do lose their jobs’.

payrollscamUS4915Investment Research Dynamics

(Hat-tip to kf)

‘Productivity in the West rose 21.6% from 2000-2014, but typical worker’s pay grew by just 1.8%’
Economic Policy Institute *
*Non-partisan, non-profit US based Think Tank
A brief history of Hatie Skinpok:

On 17 April 2015, Katie Hopkins wrote a column in The Sun comparing migrants to “cockroaches” and “feral humans” and said they were “spreading like the norovirus”….A Change.org petition was initiated with the aim of getting The Sun to sack Hopkins. By 26 April, it had attracted over 310,000 signatures. It had no effect on Newscorp. This is what former Turdoch fixer Les Hinton had to say on Twitter today:

hintonshite4915Coming from the most devilishly mendacious smear-media organisation in world history, that one just has to take the biscuit. You ain’t wrong, Les mate: you’re just a badly-parked lackey.

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