An abbreviated reading list for the week ...
POLICY ISSUES TO CONSIDER AS WE SWIRL THE DRAIN
So where's the trickle down? America's wealthy are richer than they've ever been ... Corporate profits are at record levels ... Big corporations are sitting on more cash than they know what to do with (Robert Reich / Alter Net).
Naomi Klein is right, unchecked capitalism will destroy civilizaiton (Think Progress).
CIA insider warns that a "25-year Great Depression is about to strike America ... and, yes, the long video is worth watching (Money Morning).
Cradle to grave: Student debt now bankrupting seniors (Bill Moyers).
How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy, and eroded the American middle class ... A timeline of the choices we've made to increase inequality (YES! Magazine).
Recommended readings: The Detroit Bankruptcy (Bill Moyers).
For the serious policy wonks ... Everything you wanted to know about our national budget defense estimates for FY 2015, and more (Office of the Comptroller).
MORE POLICY ISSUES ... PRAETORIAN'S IN OUR MIDST?
The rise of the Praetorian class (Lew Rockwell).
Our Pentagon has gone Praetorian? Why the showdown with Islamic extremists is the war the Pentagon was hoping for (Alter Net).
8 things you may not know about the Rome's praetorian guard (History).