Author: Chris Lehmann
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by Chris Lehmann Who says wealth doesnt trickle down? As the nations redundant masses tremble, Oliver-Twist-style, before the spectacle of a Democratic-run Congress deciding whether merely to reward quarter-millionaires or the full-scale kind with lavish tax cuts, they might do well to consult the sobering tale of billionaire enclosure of central Californias water supply. Its hard to see just how the nations owning classes will produce additional helpings of gruel (or at least low-wage service-sector jobs) if theyre so deeply averse to spreading around something as essential to agriculture, health and sanitation as water. This saga, retailed in dogged and gruesome detail by Alternets John Gibler, concerns the enterprising private takeover o...(read more)
... by Chris Lehmann Who says wealth doesnt trickle down? As the nations redundant masses tremble, Oliver-Twist-style, before the spectacle of a Democratic-run Congress deciding whether merely to reward quarter-millionaires or the full-scale kind with la ...
... the Beverly Hills billionaires who preside over the inland agricultural conglomerate of Roll InternationalAmericas leading purveyors of almonds, pistachios and, most famously, the celebrity-branded POM Wonderful elixir of youthunderstood back when th ...
... and Rick Wartzmans indispensable history, The King of California. But the Resnickswho have cultivated a distinctly Versailles-inflected profile as liberal philanthropists, art collectors, and all around bon-vivantshave clearly reveled in the refineme ...
... has reported, Lynda has composed a vanity essay extolling the Resnicks art-stuffed domestic compound in Beverly, noting that the homes exterior is topped off on all four sides with rows of balustrades through which a queen might peek out and utter, L ...