Hear what Disney heir, Abigail Disney has to say about tax breaks – FROM HER OWN EXPERIENCE. The scenario she outlines is not just applicable to the US. Tax breaks for the rich rob ordinary people of decent lives.
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19 thoughts on “Reblog: ‘If you only read and reblog one of my blogs, make it this one!’”
We are more enthralled by corporations than governments! I’m not even sure there a real difference.
No I don’t think there is. Am thinking lately that we have fake democracy along with the fake news.
This is extraordinary – and depressing of course. I remember watching a documentary by Jacques Perretti a few years ago – The Super Rich and Us – basically saying a similar thing. That during the Thatcher era and since, the UK have been sold the idea that encouraging rich people to come and live here will give a ‘trickle down’ benefit to the population. This is untrue. They come, they buy our property, make a killing and take their money out of our economy, leaving us poorer and our property prices higher.
This woman is extraordinary – one of the few of the global 1% willing to speak out about this issue. Thanks for sharing, Tish
The Tax Justice Network site has a lot of info on this sort of thing – including details of their documentary A Spider’s Web – Britain’s Second Empire – doing the rounds on YouTube. It is truly shocking and with unofficial-official sanction. Also interesting is the fact that the City of London is an autonomous entity with its own police force and own representative in Parliament. MP Caroline Lucas has raised the matter calling for a public enquiry: https://www.carolinelucas.com/latest/the-influence-of-the-city-of-london-why-we-need-an-inquiry
It’s terrifying that not only have there been so few prosecutions since the 2008 meltdown, but that the system has remained largely unchanged since then, presumably because the Tories still believe – despite the evidence to the contrary – that unrestrained, unregulated capitalism is good for the country and the economy. I saw dark warnings that we could be heading for another crash for this very reason. We never learn. Thanks for the links, Tish
You are most welcome – though it’s all very dispiriting. On the other hand one can support movements like the Tax Justice Network 🙂
I’d like to think things will change, but quite honestly, we don’t have a great track record at keeping those with such deep pockets at bay!
BTW I can’t see your reblog button – isn’t it usually next to the ‘like’ button?
I don’t think you can reblog a reblog. I had to go back to Judy’s blog to do it, after i’d seen it reblogged on Serendipity.
Thanks, Tish – me being a bit dim I think. Will do that today
Been thinking that for a while now….in fact was democracy really ever what we believed it to be?
I agree with that thought. A mass hoodwinking has been perpetrated – mostly via means of mass destraction.
Let’s hope…people pull themselves together and – vote. A great video. Thank you – sorry I cannot find the reblog button.
I had to go back to Judy Dykstra’s blog to reblog it.
Aha – thank you!
Thanks Tish. It’s so important that this is shared and seen as widely as possible.
I don’t know what to say. The current political situation in the US is depressing beyond belief.
Also pretty depressing here in the UK