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That was a great video. Very clear. Thank You.

The rich will use any excuse to deny economic justice to the poor.

In reality, the cost of food has been dropping for decades https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/02/389578089/your-grandparents-spent-more-of-their-money-on-food-than-you-do

But sadly, that hasn't made food more affordable for low income people.

Why?

Because of housing costs.

Thanks to rice, pasta, potatoes, carrots, orange juice, and Kraft mac & cheese, I was able to feed my child as a low income single mom (as long as I shopped at Walmart rather than Whole Foods).

Most of my income, like most working class people, went to rent, with very little left for anything else.

So, why do we give homeowners a tax break on the sale of their homes?

Why does a single person pay NO capital gains tax on the first $250,000 profit on the sale of their home, while married people pay no tax on the first $500,000 profit on the sale of their home?

That seems pretty sleazy to people who will never be able to afford a home. And it incentivizes people to treat housing as an investment (which drives up prices) rather than as a place to live.

Corporate CEO's are horrible. But so are MOST Americans earning a 6 figure income or above.

Even "liberal" people of the upper middle class are oblivious to the ways in which they stomp all over the poor and working class. They tend to assume they are more intelligent than low income people, and so they talk about them rather than listening to them.

It's a real problem, and it costs us a lot of votes that we should be able to win.

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Thank you for this! I have shared the video. I'm going to buy local as much as possible, because I would rather my neighbors get my dollars than a CEO who doesn't even pay taxes.

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Appreciate this and all the work you do. Well done and thanks.

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Some great points in that video, but isn't this a chicken-and-egg situation? Two things have created a vicious circle: 1) the government has pumped a lot of money into the economy to prevent a recession, so consumers now have more to spend; 2) businesses will always charge as much as consumers will tolerate -- right up until consumers stop buying or competitors undercut the prices. The fact that profit margins are up is not because businesses are changing their pricing policies, it's because demand is up so they can get away with higher prices. This is all predictable, not surprising.

When buying slows, prices will drop. The question: Can this happen without a recession or Volcker-style medicine from the Fed?

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This is what the US of A needs! This is so incredible. We need facts like this to challenge these rt wingers when they come up with the same lame stories.

Excellent work.

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Very cool. I always appreciate when I can visualize concepts and I'm sure others do too.

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I’ve shared this important info. Thank you!

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Nice video. I think I missed it first time around, hope it got or will get some AirPlay in 2022. It does seem like the Fed will tighten money supply soon, which maybe will calm prices some.

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Finally got watch it. To the point! Thanks!

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Any recommendations for other substacks to follow? Love this newsletter

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Nice piece of work.

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Nice piece of work.

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Nice piece of work.

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Great explanation. Sent to seven of my friends.

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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Bravo, Judd!

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