PBS "The Guilded Age" is a MUST WATCH
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So much context that is relevant today. How the wealth distribution came to be, how industrialization and corporatization changed politics, and how the poor and working classes are pitted against each other by the wealthy.

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It's PBS, so it's somewhat dry and informational. Not a lot of loud bells and whistles like a Michael Moore film. But it's vastly more informative.
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Thanks for the tip. There's a french economist (Thomas Piketty) that wrote the most currently influentual economic book back in 2013 named "Capitol in the Twenty First Century". He uses all the data in the book to theorize that we are heade for a new Guilded Age. (Great interviews of him on youtube) I believe it, and Trump's new permanent tax cuts for corporations only solidifies it in my mind.
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#3
We are already in the new guilded age.
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ashy_larry Wrote:We are already in the new guilded age.
Indeed, when i saw this i thought that it would cover this in modern times too. It doesn't
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#5
The word is 'gilded' as in golden, not 'guilded' as in guilds. It would probably be more accurate to say we are currently in a 'gelded' age.
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Shotgun Styles Wrote:So much context that is relevant today. How the wealth distribution came to be, how industrialization and corporatization changed politics, and how the poor and working classes are pitted against each other by the wealthy.

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It's PBS, so it's somewhat dry and informational. Not a lot of loud bells and whistles like a Michael Moore film. But it's vastly more informative.

Divide and conquer is nothing new. Humans have been doing that for power and wealth since the beginning.
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sapphi10489 Wrote:
Shotgun Styles Wrote:So much context that is relevant today. How the wealth distribution came to be, how industrialization and corporatization changed politics, and how the poor and working classes are pitted against each other by the wealthy.

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It's PBS, so it's somewhat dry and informational. Not a lot of loud bells and whistles like a Michael Moore film. But it's vastly more informative.

Divide and conquer is nothing new. Humans have been doing that for power and wealth since the beginning.

But the "how" is relevant. The techniques used to accomplish this are good to know, so we can recognize when we're being manipulated. We live in a world of "alternative facts", fake news manipulation and vast ignorance. And it's going to get worse before in gets better.

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. And right now, history is repeating itself.
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Its happening right now. Much of it is a smoke screen. Many americans view Bill Gates as this great philanthroper, when in reality he hasn't given any more than what would benefit him from a tax standpoint. His wealth continues to rise despite what he is reported to be giving. They also believe Warren Buffet lives a modest lifestyle.

I also know a lot of middle class and lower conservatives and libertarians hypnotized by Alex Jones and ilk, believing there is this Illuminati that arranges this world wide pedophilia ring. Even more crazy, they believe Donald Trump is a savior, and use ridiculously obscure QANON posts to prove it.

Make people believe the Ultra Rich, aren't really that rich, and make people vote against their own fiscal self interest, a new guilded age is inevitable.
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kcjones Wrote:Its happening right now. Much of it is a smoke screen. Many americans view Bill Gates as this great philanthroper, when in reality he hasn't given any more than what would benefit him from a tax standpoint. His wealth continues to rise despite what he is reported to be giving. They also believe Warren Buffet lives a modest lifestyle.

I also know a lot of middle class and lower conservatives and libertarians hypnotized by Alex Jones and ilk, believing there is this Illuminati that arranges this world wide pedophilia ring. Even more crazy, they believe Donald Trump is a savior, and use ridiculously obscure QANON posts to prove it.

Make people believe the Ultra Rich, aren't really that rich, and make people vote against their own fiscal self interest, a new guilded age is inevitable.

I wrote about this in my Trump thread: belief is more important than fact to these people and it makes them easy to exploit. Sing them a pretty song and they lay right down.
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I once visited Newport, RI and took a tour of some of the mansions there from the "Guilded age". They were considered summer cottages. One mansion (Marble House) had a room named "The Gold Room". Everything in it was guilded in 24K gold. It was ridiculous. These people considered themselves "Job Creators"

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