“The Illusion of Democracy” and “The Value of Nothing”

HOW DOES a loaf of bread that costs .9 cents in 1920 cost $3 in 2016? HOW DOES a LIFE magazine that cost .35 cent in 1965, cost $13.99 in 2016? HOW DOES a row home in east Trenton, NJ that cost only $4440 as recently as 1959 cost $80,000 today? …and so on and so on…
I’m not ignorant of argued “contributing factors” such as inflation, wars, housing bubbles, weather changes, population “explosions” (lol, that one always makes me laugh). However, how much of this can we contribute to plain ole capitalist price gouging? After all, history has been clear on at least the first 3 “contributing factors” in some instances being contrived, with some presenting worthwhile research and evidence that suggests even some of the weather patterns are controlled?
PLUS, when we consider the advancements made in technology that have drastically reduced overhead, sped up and increased production materials at lower costs, thus increasing profits, we have to wonder why do things cost so.much more when it costs SO MUCH LESS to produce and or manufacture them?
MESSAGE TO THE CHILDREN: When you’re living in a CAPITALIST KLEPTOCRACY masking itself as a democracy based republic, not much is or should be left to chance, happenstance, or coincidence. In such a society the rulers are ALL robber, barons, bankers and LIARS!
-Timothy Taylor
Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης – kleptēs) “thief” and κράτος – kratos, “power, rule”, hence “rule by thieves”).
Kleptocracy is a term applied to a government seen as having a particularly severe and systemic problem with officials or a ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) taking advantage of corruption to extend their personal wealth and political power. Typically this system involves the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service.
The effects of a kleptocratic regime or government on a nation are typically adverse in regards to the welfare of the state’s economy, political affairs and civil rights. Kleptocracic governance typically ruins prospects of foreign investment and drastically weakens the domestic market and cross-border trade. As kleptocracies often embezzle money from their citizens by misusing funds derived from tax payments, or engage heavily in money laundering schemes, they tend to heavily degrade quality of life for citizens.
In addition, the money that kleptocrats steal is diverted from funds earmarked for public amenities such as the building of hospitals, schools, roads, parks – having further adverse effects on the quality of life of citizens. The informal oligarchy that results from a kleptocratic elite subverts democracy (or any other political format).
A narcokleptocracy is a society in which criminals involved in the trade of narcotics have undue influence in the governance of a state. Example: U.S.A.

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