Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money
by Harald Schumann. 10/1/2016
Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.
The fact that tax havens exist is a surefire sign that a global hierarchy is at work. The Panama Papers revealed the rich and powerful maintain a global system of shadow finance. In the 2016 election, the corporate media called facts irrelevant and fell into the mire of farce and locker-room vulgarity.
How can we help the sharpest weapon of democracy breakthrough? Who benefits? Where does the money flow?