Here are 5 signs extreme wealth deadens the 'empathy' and 'honesty' parts of the brain

As we try to grasp the reasoning behind cuts to life-saving programs while billion-dollar incomes and trillion-dollar profits are being made, we must understand that extreme wealth deadens parts of the brain. Empathy and honesty go first. Then rationality, as evidenced by some of the outlandish excuses given by the very rich for their abuses.

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Here are three reasons why millions of people still support Trump -- even after his promises flop

It's incomprehensible to many of us that people could support a president who, in Bernie Sanders' words, "is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, who actively represents the interests of the billionaire class, who is anti-science, and who is trying to divide us up based on the color of our skin, our nation of origin, our religion, our gender, or our sexual orientation."

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5 New Year's resolutions for reality-impaired conservatives

Many conservatives shy away from the facts, but a willingness to consider them would be a good way to start 2016.

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Our Ayn Randian dystopia: Here's the secret five-step plan to privatize everything

Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government itself -- all have been or are being privatized. People with money get the best of each service.

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Inside the billion-dollar brain: How the warped thinking of the super-rich is screwing over America

Many of us wonder what possible reason could exist for the failure to invest in American infrastructure, to create millions of jobs as a result, and to help everyone in the long run. Analysis reveals personality traits and beliefs and misconceptions that might account for such behavior. Here's a look inside the billion-dollar brain:

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The numbers are staggering: US is 'world leader' in child poverty

America's wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent.

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Infuriating facts about our disappearing middle-class wealth

A recent posting detailed how upper middle class Americans are rapidly losing ground to the one-percenters who averaged $5 million in wealth gains over just three years. It also noted that the global 1% has increased their wealth from $100 trillion to $127 trillion in just three years.

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