Updated: Mar 15, 2020
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001 Confession of an Economic hitman Book John Perkins on Amazon VI https://smile.amazon.com/Confessions-Economic-Hit-John-Perkins/dp/0452287081/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511448630&sr=8-2&keywords=confessions+of+an+economic+hitman+by+john+perkins 002 How America Made ISIS Article Huffington Post VI https://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-engelhardt/how-america-made-isis_b_5751876.html 003 Armed Fake Protester Planted By Oil Company Video Youtube VIII https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyUKpw3aOyo&feature=youtu.be 004 400 Richest Americans Wikipedia Wikipedia 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_400 005 Nestl‚ CEO Peter Brabeck says water is not a right. Interview Youtube 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=qyAzxmN2s0w 006 The incredible shrinking cereal box Article CNN: Money 5 https://money.cnn.com/2008/09/09/pf/food_downsizing/index.htm 007 The Pact Between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich Article USNews 8 https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/05/29/the-pact-between-bill-clinton-and-newt-gingrich 008 Detroit retirees' effort to restore pension fails Article Detroit Free Press 10 https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/10/03/court-rejects-challenge-detroit-bankruptcy-pension-cuts/91479650/ 009 Paradise Papers Wikipedia Wikipedia 12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Papers 010 "Losses Mount, Fears Overwhelm, and a Life-Ending Decision Is Made" Article New your Times 16 https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/business/07suicide.html 011 An Inside Look At Doomsday Bunker Homes With A Price Tag Of $2 Million Video Youtube: Inside Edition 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2ZDIP0ZWo&t=7s 012 Freedom Ship Video Youtube: Discovery Channel 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ezeaUakwFM 013 "According to one estimate, wealthy couples in NYC need $190 million to keep their heads above water" Article Business Insider 20 https://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-money-to-be-rich-2017-11 014 A.L.E.C. Exposed Website AlecExposed.org 23 https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed 015 Some U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than taxes: study Article Reuters 24 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-ceopay/some-u-s-firms-paid-more-to-ceos-than-taxes-study-idUSTRE77U0KW20110831 016 "CEOs: Cut more jobs, make more money" Article MSN: Money 24 http://werhit-mathenyahu.blogspot.com/2010/09/ceos-cut-more-jobs-make-more-money.html 017 Ayn Rand Interview CBS 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukJiBZ8_4k 018 Inflation-Adjusted Income For Median Male Worker Drops To 1968 Levels Article Huffington Post 25 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/13/inflation-adjusted-income_n_960588.html 019 Patriotic Millionaires Website Patriotic Millionaires 25 http://patrioticmillionaires.org/ 020 Is the ACA the GOP health care plan from 1993? Article Politifact 34 https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2013/nov/15/ellen-qualls/aca-gop-health-care-plan-1993/ 021 Original 1989 document where Heritage Foundation created Obamacare?s individual mandate Article Americablog 34 http://americablog.com/2013/10/original-1989-document-heritage-foundation-created-obamacares-individual-mandate.html 022 The New Jim Crow Book Michelle Alexander on Amazon 43 https://smile.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Michelle-Alexander-ebook/dp/B0067NCQVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535054928&sr=8-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow 023 Majory Stoneman Douglas H.S. mass shooting Article CBS News 47 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-school-shooting-ranks-among-americas-deadliest/ 024 "The NDAA and Suspension of Habeas Corpus: Not Just for ""Enemy Combatants? Anymore" Article The New American 48 https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/4992-the-ndaa-and-suspension-of-habeas-corpus-not-just-for-enemy-combatants-anymore 025 List of whistle blowers Wikipedia Wikipedia 48 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_whistleblowers 026 It Costs the Government Just 6.5 Cents an Hour to Spy on You Article Politico Magazine 49 https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/nsa-surveillance-cheap-103335 027 The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose Article "The Washignton Post, before Bezos" 53 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-the-dispute-settlement-language-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2015/02/25/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f28ff91820be 028 Babies removed from incubators to die in Kuwait Wikipedia Wikipedia 55 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_testimony 029 False flag to draw America into war in the Middle East Article Business Insider 56 https://www.businessinsider.com/45-years-ago-this-week-israel-attacked-a-us-navy-ship-and-killed-dozens-of-sailors-survivors-want-to-know-why-2012-6 030 Declassified documents pertaining to the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty Declassified Documents National Security Agency (NSA) 56 https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/uss-liberty/cinc.shtml 031 FBI thought Hitler survived after WWII Declassified Documents FBI website 56 https://vault.fbi.gov/adolf-hitler/adolf-hitler-part-01-of-04/view 032 Nestl‚ CEO Peter Brabeck says water is not a right. Interview Youtube 59 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=qyAzxmN2s0w 033 Michigan's Water Wars: Nestl‚ Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays for Poisoned Water Interview Democracy Now ia Youtube 59 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCl-3WwkJgg&t=345s 034 Hunger and Poverty Facts Statistics Website 60 http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/facts.html 035 Opium production in Afghanistan Wikipedia Wikipedia 63 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan 036 The Secretive Family Making Billions From The Opioid Crisis Article Esquire 63 https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12775932/sackler-family-oxycontin/ 037 Clinton: Treat cyberattacks 'like any other attack' Article The Hill 67 http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/293970-clinton-treat-cyberattacks-like-any-other-attack 038 Does The Economy Do Better Under Democrats Or Republicans? Article Huffinton Post 69 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/does-the-economy-do-bette_b_10437878.html 039 Babies removed from incubators to die in Kuwait Wikipedia Wikipedia 69 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_testimony 040 "Congratulations To Comcast, Your 2014 Worst Company In America!" Article Consumerist: Consumer Reports 71 https://consumerist.com/2014/04/08/congratulations-to-comcast-your-2014-worst-company-in-america/ 041 "With cash, Ukraine's political foes bring fight to Washington" Article Reuters 72 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine-lobbying/with-cash-ukraines-political-foes-bring-fight-to-washington-idUSBRE9BJ1B220131220 042 Texas Billionaire Builds Giant Nuclear Waste Dump Article Forbes 76 https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/04/01/texas-billionaire-builds-giant-nuclear-waste-dump/#5f1d1fd6639f 043 Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate: paper Article Reuters 76 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-transcanada-pipeline-leak/keystone-pipeline-leak-in-south-dakota-about-double-previous-estimate-paper-idUSKBN1HE0T7 044 Iron Eyes Cody Wikipedia Wikipedia 77 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody 045 Keep America Beautiful - (Crying-Indian) - 70s PSA Commercial PSA Youtube 77 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=8Suu84khNGY 046 THE ?CRYING INDIAN? AD THAT FOOLED THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT Article zocalopublicsquare.org 77 http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2017/11/09/crying-indian-ad-fooled-environmental-movement/ideas/essay/ 047 Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants Wikipedia Wikipedia 78 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants 048 Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction Article Salon 78 https://www.salon.com/2007/09/06/bush_wmd/ 049 The Food Pyramid Scheme Article The New York Times 78 https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/01/opinion/the-food-pyramid-scheme.html 050 What is the U.S. Opioid Epidemic? Statistics Health and Human Services (HHS.gov) 78 https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/about-the-epidemic/index.html 051 End the Job Creator Lie Petition Moveon.org 78 https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/end-the-job-creator-lie 052 A Brief History of Big Tax Breaks for Oil Companies Article Mother Jones 82 https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/oil-subsidies-energy-timeline/ 053 "Half of US workers make less than $30,000 per year" Statisics World Socialist Web Site 83 https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/10/29/pove-o29.html 054 Cost of Living in United States Statisics Numbeo 83 https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=United+States 055 Internment of Japanese Americans Wikipedia Wikipedia 85 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans 056 Report: black men get longer sentences for the same federal crime as white men Article Vox 86 https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/11/17/16668770/us-sentencing-commission-race-booker 057 Redlining: Housing discrimination Wikipedia Wikipedia 86 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining 058 Price Tag by Jessie J Lyrics Song Youtube 103 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjuYS3FYrA0 059 Monopoly Electronic Banking Board Game (TV Commercial) | Hasbro TV Commercial Youtube 103 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMEUrbizyxU 060 29-year-old leaves NFL and $37 million contract to become farmer in order to feed the hungry Article Daily Kos 103 https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2014/11/26/1347677/-29-year-old-leaves-NFL-and-37-million-contract-to-become-farmer-in-order-to-feed-the-hungry 061 Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson Article Propublica 104 https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-investigation-of-leading-republican-money-man-sheldon-adelson 062 Philanthropist Wants to Be Rid of His Last $1.5 Billion Article The New York Times 104 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/nyregion/a-billionaire-philanthropist-struggles-to-go-broke.html?_r=0 063 Bill & Melinda Gates foundation Charity Website 104 https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ 064 Sheldon Adelson's Euro-Vegas Wikipedia Wikipedia 105 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovegas 065 How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse Article The Guardian 106 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/23/tech-industry-wealth-futurism-transhumanism-singularity 066 Super Donors Statistics The Center for Public Integrity 107 https://www.publicintegrity.org/politics/consider-source/super-donors 067 Search for Superfund Sites Where You Live Iniformation EPA 107 https://www.epa.gov/superfund/search-superfund-sites-where-you-live 068 Texas Billionaire Builds Giant Nuclear Waste Dump Artcile Forbes 107 https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2011/04/01/texas-billionaire-builds-giant-nuclear-waste-dump/#5d03372f639f 069 Ogallala Aquifer Wikipedia Wikipedia 107 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogallala_Aquifer 070 Harold Simmons? Texas-Sized Plan for Nuclear Waste Article Mother Jones 108 https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/03/texas-nuclear-waste-dump/ 071 Exposed: Koch Industries and cancer risk Video Youtube 108 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZWAQ_3yoj8&feature=youtu.be 072 Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study Article Reuters 110 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-war-anniversary/iraq-war-costs-u-s-more-than-2-trillion-study-idUSBRE92D0PG20130314 073 Study: Income Gap Between Young College and High School Grads Widens Study U.S. News 110 https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/02/11/study-income-gap-between-young-college-and-high-school-grads-widens 074 Lifetime Earnings Soar with Education Study ThoughtCo.com 110 https://www.thoughtco.com/lifetime-earnings-soar-with-education-3321730 075 How much would Bernie Sanders? health care plan cost the middle class? Article Politifact 110 https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jan/13/how-much-would-bernie-sanders-health-care-plan-cos/ 076 Convention on Cluster Munitions Wikipedia Wikipedia 112 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_Cluster_Munitions#Adoption 077 "Donald Trump Gets Scared at Rally, Secret Service Rescue Him" Video Youtube 113 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woYTV8GSwe0 078 "A year after Snowden, the real costs of NSA surveillance" Article CNN 116 https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/04/opinion/kehl-bankston-nsa-surveillance/index.html 079 "Harvard Study: 60% of Bankruptcies Caused by Health Problems Most victims are middle-class and have health insurance" Artcle Consumer Affairs 124 https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/06/bankruptcy_medical_costs.html 080 Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study Artcle CNBC 124 https://www.cnbc.com/id/100840148 081 Industrial food production Statistics Union of Concerned Scientists 125 https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/food-agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture#.W4HI0OhKhPY 082 Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan Article The Atlantic 127 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/afghanistan-camp-david/537324/ 083 Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq Article Mother Jones 128 https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/12/leadup-iraq-war-timeline/ 084 Journalists Who Were Caught Lying Article Ranker.com 129 https://www.ranker.com/list/journalists-who-lied/mel-judson?utm_expid=16418821-358.Sk1eDip9T8eLT3fHkSERJQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2F 085 Tunguska event Wikipedia Wikipedia 133 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event 086 A Sneaky Asteroid Buzzed By Earth Yesterday Article Smithsonian.com 133 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sneaky-asteroid-buzzed-earth-yesterday-180961742/ 087 Our Economic Pickle Article The New York Times 135 https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/sunday-review/americas-productivity-climbs-but-wages-stagnate.html 088 Computers versus Brains Article Scientific American 137 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/computers-vs-brains/ 089 U.S. supercomputer at Tenn. lab is world's fastest Article USA Today 137 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/12/fastest-supercomputer-titan-oak-ridge/1701197/ 090 How is treason defined in the Constitution? Definition UsConstitution.net 141 https://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A3Sec3.html 091 Hijackers in the September 11 attacks Wikipedia Wikipedia 141 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijackers_in_the_September_11_attacks 092 100 Americans die of drug overdoses each day. How do we stop that? Article The Washinton Post 141 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/02/07/100-americans-die-of-drug-overdoses-each-day-how-do-we-stop-that/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3cc9c36708a1 093 "Bush jokes about search for WMD, but it's no laughing matter for critics" Article The Guardian 148 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/mar/26/usa.iraq 094 "War Criminals Among Us: Bush, Cheney, and the Eyes of the World" Article Esquire.com 148 https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a35397/bush-cheney-war-crimes/ 095 climate change hockey stick Charts Bing Search 153 https://www.bing.com/images/search?&q=climate+change+hockey+stick&qft=+filterui:age-lt525600&FORM=IRFLTR 096 The Straw Man Arguments of Climate Denial Article Medium.com 154 https://medium.com/@AndrewWinston/the-straw-man-arguments-of-climate-denial-af798174a944 097 ?Shell knew?: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger Article The Guardian 154 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/28/shell-knew-oil-giants-1991-film-warned-climate-change-danger 098 New York investigating Exxon over climate statements Article Reuters 154 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-climatechange-idUSKCN0SU30D20151105 099 Shell Oil's Stark Climate Change Warning from 1991 Video Youtube 155 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlYYlRN0LY 100 Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate Artcile The Washington Post 155 https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/16/deniers-club-meet-the-people-clouding-the-climate-change-debate/?utm_term=.2e4f820b8361 101 The Lessons of Repealing Glass Steagall Article Huffinton Post 156 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-m-kelleher/the-lessons-of-repealing-glass-steagall_b_8532666.html 102 How Bill Clinton?s Welfare ?Reform? Created a System Rife With Racial Biases Article & Video BillMoyers.com 156 https://billmoyers.com/2014/05/12/how-bill-clintons-welfare-reform-created-a-system-rife-with-racial-biases/ 103 Michelle Alexander: More Black Men Are In Prison Today Than Were Enslaved In 1850 Article Huffington Post 156 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/12/michelle-alexander-more-black-men-in-prison-slaves-1850_n_1007368.html 104 These 50 American Companies Have Ties To Modern Slaveryÿÿ Article Ranker.com 156 https://www.ranker.com/list/companies-in-the-united-states-that-use-prison-labor/genevieve-carlton 105 Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren?t Neutral Article Huffinton Post 157 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-farbota/black-crime-rates-your-st_b_8078586.html 106 Clinton Foundation seen at a crossroads after Hillary Clinton's dashed White House dreams Article CNBC 159 https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/19/clinton-foundation-seen-at-a-crossroads-after-hillary-clintons-dashed-white-house-dreams.html 107 Medical bills prompt more than 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies Article CNN.com 175 http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/05/bankruptcy.medical.bills/ 108 Earthships Website Website 176 https://www.earthshipglobal.com/ 109 List of current members of the U.S. Congress Website Website 176 https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_current_members_of_the_U.S._Congress 110 How a group of neighbors created their own Internet service Article Arstechnica.com 178 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/11/how-a-group-of-neighbors-created-their-own-internet-service/ 111 Build Your Own Internet with Mobile Mesh Networking Article technologyReview.com 178 https://www.technologyreview.com/s/516571/build-your-own-internet-with-mobile-mesh-networking/ 112 The thousands of U.S. locales where lead poisoning is worse than in Flint Article Reuters 179 https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-lead-testing/ 113 List of current members of the U.S. Congress Website Website 182 https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_current_members_of_the_U.S._Congress 114 The U.S. Lost 7 Million Manufacturing Jobs--And Added 33 Million Higher-Paying Service Jobs Article Forbes 188 https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/10/19/the-us-lost-7-million-manufacturing-jobs-and-added-33-million-higher-paying-service-jobs/#5e14c5e94a20 115 Why Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning To America For The First Time In Decades Article Business Insider 189 https://www.businessinsider.com/manufacturing-jobs-returning-to-america-2013-2 116 China Average Yearly Wages Statistics Trading Economics 189 https://tradingeconomics.com/china/wages 117 United States Department of Labor Statistics Website 189 https://www.bls.gov/news.release/annpay.t01.htm 118 United States Department of Labor Statistics Website 190 https://data.bls.gov/cew/apps/table_maker/v4/table_maker.htm#type=0&year=2015&qtr=A&own=0&ind=10&supp=1 119 Resource-Base Economy Website TheVenusProject.com 198 https://www.thevenusproject.com/resource-based-economy/ 120 Open-Source Economics Wikipedia Wikipedia 198 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_economics 121 Open_Source Ecology Website Website 198 https://www.opensourceecology.org/ 122 50 Most Important Machines to modern Civilization Website Website 198 https://www.opensourceecology.org/gvcs/ 123 Russian election hack impossible': NSA veteran & whistleblower Video Youtube 201 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQFPDM73kY 124 The Clinton Foundation received millions from investors as Putin took over 20% of US uranium deposits Article Business Insider 202 https://www.businessinsider.com/the-clintons-putin-and-uranium-2015-4 125 Earthship Website Website 225 https://www.earthshipglobal.com/ 126 Renewable Energy World Website Website 227 https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/01/china-is-leaving-the-us-behind-on-clean-energy-investment.html 127 "Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy" Article BBC 228 https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746 128 Obamacare and Romneycare: same framework doesn't mean same results Article The Guardian 229 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/obamacare-romneycare-healthcare-reform-comparison 129 Fight Over Single-Payer Health Care in California Gets Really Ugly Article L.A. Weekly 231 https://www.laweekly.com/news/why-speaker-anthony-rendon-shelved-a-proposal-for-single-payer-health-care-in-california-8397742 130 The Cynical Opposition of Some Democrats to Universal Health Care Article CommonDreams.org 231 https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/30/cynical-opposition-some-democrats-universal-health-care 131 Transcript of Military-Industrial Complex Waring Speech Transcript MilitaryIndustrialComplex.com 238 https://www.militaryindustrialcomplex.com/military-industrial-complex-speech.asp 132 Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex. Video: Speech Youtube 238 133 The Shining City Upon A Hill - Reagan Speech OriginOfNations.org 239 http://www.originofnations.org/books%2C%20papers/quotes%20etc/Reagan_The%20Shining%20City%20Upon%20A%20Hill%20speech.htm 134 Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace Article Huffington Post 239 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/greatest-threat-world-peace-country_n_4531824.html 135 Chomsky says US is world's biggest terrorist Video: Interview EuroNews.com 239 http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/17/chomsky-says-us-is-world-s-biggest-terrorist 136 41 Million Americans Are Food Insecure. Why Are the Media Ignoring Them? Article The Nation 239 https://www.thenation.com/article/41-million-americans-are-food-insecure-why-are-the-media-ignoring-them/