Friday, November 4, 2011

this is the 0.001%

This is a face of the subversion of democracy, Aussie style, who is on track to overtake Mexico's phone cartel zillionaire Carlos Slim as world's richest plutocrat. Gina Rinehart was one of the poor little billionaires protesting the mining tax who overthrew an Australian PM behind closed doors, taking up major shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax at the time.

She is a leading funder of climate denial.

She hopes to personally produce 100 billions tonnes of CO2, as a gift to the biosphere


  1. Um, your point being?

  2. The point being that her wealth stems from inherited mining leases giving her the right to enrich herself from what is common property. She uses that wealth to attempt to subvert democracy, buying stakes in media/propaganda machines for none-too-subtle populist bullying. Meanwhile she fiddles her taxes shielded by dodgy trusts, even trying to use her infamy as a justification to hide her legal battles from public scrutiny

    And your point is?