Oh so you're claiming that the ability to buy Congress is a god-given gift?
News flash! Most tall people don't make $30 million a year.
Notice that the top business friendly has the lowest rate of high school graduation in the country, 80%.
Of the top 10 business friendlies, 9 of them are in the lowest 1/3 in terms of high school graduation.
Looks like some states have to bribe businesses to hire their people.
They also get paid a lot for not saying anything that might damage their ability to get more favors from the states in which they do business. So of course they're going to tout their patron states.
I heard a long radio segment yesterday about Applebee's's move from Kansas to California.
There is certainly such a thing as inequality. Economic studies show that low inequality is associated with prosperity, such as was experienced in the late 1950s. High inequality, such as we are experiencing today and we last experienced in 1929, is associated with economic instability.
Speaking of inability to manage money, did you know that the Pentagon announced on 9/10/01 that they could not account for $2.3 TTTTTTTrillion in expenditures? Sounds like they had so much money they couldn't even count it all. And now they have more!
I guess you never heard of credit-default swaps and the 2008 meltdown and "Liar's Poker", never heard of Merrill Lynch and the vampire squid and Lehman Brothers.
Must be in 2008 you had all your money buried in a jar down by the highway.
Free education for veterans and VHA loans and SBA loans made for unprecedented prosperity. So much for the idea that socialism doesn't work. It works great--and it continues to work great for the military-industrial complex and the banksters and the agriculturally subsidized and the wealthy. They just want to keep it for themselves and keep it away from the rest of us.
Fracking wastes poison aquifers and rivers. Your "freedom" is killing my planet.
Fracking doesn't make our lives better. It poisons precious aquifers just so louts can go driving around in air conditioned Escalades just to get a pack of cigarettes.