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It's all very well documented and codified into law here... 2017 Trump Republican Tax Act. Cuts taxes for wealthy people and corporations. Removes most tax credits and deductions for working people. Most Americans would have benefitted from the Home-Office Tax Deduction in 2020 that was removed under this law. US Department of Justice and here U.S. Supreme ...


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The book The dictator's handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alistair Smith argues that there is no fundamental difference between a democracy, oligarchy or a dictatorship. All forms of government require a certain percentage of support within the population. In a democracy this percentage is larger, in an oligarchy or a dictatorship this percentage is ...


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I don't recommend it on its merits, but Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is rife with precisely that sort of reasoning. As a history text it's of questionable value, but as a Socialist Philosophy treatise it's decently solid.


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Check out "Manufacturing Consent" by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. The gist of it is that the media, and by extension anyone who can game or own the media, controls to some degree what issues the public pressures modern governments to address and which solutions to implement. So the people really in charge are not the voters nor the ...


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Zhang Weiwei (2012), The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State, World Century Publishing Corporation. You can also watch: Is democracy wrong for China?


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The complete proposal was presented in an annex to a letter from Iran's permanent representative to the UN Secretary-General. The letter and annex are hosted on the UN's website with document number S/2019/862. The letter reads: It is a source of grave concern that, after more than seven decades, the question of Palestine is still unresolved and the ...


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