Russian inequality is worse than imagined; worse than other post-Soviet states


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/15/russian-inequality-is-worse-th.html


#2

This won’t do. The US always strives to be #1.


#3

Bad news for Putin apologists…


#4

Some really telling charts at the back of the report.

But lets connect the DOTs. Russia through its corruption has a small elite that is unfathomably wealthy, and they need to launder their money through real estate transactions, real estate that Donald Trump was only too glad to provide.


#5

Perhaps, but they appear to be immune to facts.


#6

I guess if you’re hardy enough you can always go live off the land secretly in Siberia like the Lykov family did for 50 years.


#7

And some of them seem to want this for the US (as long as they get to stay on top).


#8

A lot of them simply don’t care one iota about inequality because they are more equal than the others.


#9

This president seems bent on being a total #2


#10

We’re working on it. Our Orange Kleptocrat and his GOP enablers first have to deal with that pesky liberal democracy thing.


#11

'Specially that dag-nabbed librul part.


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