Michael Parenti: Welfare for the Wealthy

Uncle Sam Santa Claus brings gifts of corporate welfare

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally posted Nov. 27, 2011

“And they launch military spending programs that have transformed the United States into a permanent war economy. Rather than a laissez-faire government that does little, we have a corporate state that plays an increasingly active role in sustaining the process of capital accumulation for big corporations.” — Michael Parenti

Michael Mappin on Jan 3, 2008

How corporate America feeds out of the public trough while preaching virtues of self-reliance to the rest of us. [From 2005]


Michael Parenti is an award winning, internationally known author. His most recent books are The Face of Imperialism (a critique of the U.S. global empire; 2011) and Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life (an ethnic memoir about his early life in Italian Harlem; 2013); and Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies. For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Priorities Are To Bail Out Large Corporations + Hedges on Coronavirus, Climate and What Next?

Jack Rasmus: The Bailout For Workers Needs To Be As Big As The Bailout For Banks + Richard Wolff: Fate of the Global Economy

Will Griffin: United States Still Largest Weapons Exporter in the World + Green Jobs VS Military Jobs

Peter Phillips: The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class

Don’t Let the “Welfare Kings” Pick Your Pockets by Ralph Nader

Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

3 thoughts on “Michael Parenti: Welfare for the Wealthy

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  3. It’s not just the obscenely wealthy who benefit from government largesse.

    The smug, educated middle class (doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, academics, investors, traders etc) are all feeding on the crumbs of the feast for the One Per Cent.

    Until enough of them wake from their self imposed stupor, nothing will change.

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