While our national economic discussion centers largely around slogans about WINNING and, on the other side, timid technocratic pablum, it is useful to keep in mind this fact: multinational corporations are robbing the entire world blind.
Here is who ultimately wields power in our political system: Rich people. And here is what they care about above all else: Tax cuts. Politics is an investment that pays off. The proof is in the numbers.
It takes a particularly callous personality to work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But imagine someone who used his position as ICE’s top legal adviser in the Seattle region to steal the identities of numerous immigrants to fraudulently secure nearly $200,000. And this is on top of his annual six-figure…
A rule of thumb that is pretty useful: Any political figure who says that they want to help the “white working class” is much more interested in helping white people than in helping the working class.
Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic and sad holiday invented in the ‘90s to remind us yearly of how little women are paid for their labor in comparison to men. A few weeks ago, ESPN published a list of the highest-paid public employees in each state, as of 2017, along with their salaries during that year. (You can see…
You, the voter, are stupid. You are easily manipulated. You are mathematically illiterate. Your overwhelming controlling emotion is selfishness, and you have the memory of a goldfish. This is the proposition of the Republican Party.
You like to follow “the news,” do you? Interested in “stories,” are you? Well here’s a little “story” you may have missed in “the news” for the past decade: DO NOT GO TO JOURNALISM SCHOOL.
The Republican tax cut, which stands as the lone actual big legislative accomplishment of the Trump administration, was sold on a bald-faced lie, and will cost our country more than a trillion dollars. That is the conclusion of a bipartisan team of Harvard economists. Uh... look over there, immigrants!
The slow collapse of traditional retailing is attributable to Amazon more than any other single company. We’re sad to report, then, that a new study finds that a new Amazon warehouse won’t create any jobs in your decrepit town, at all.
Amazon is a company worth $678 billion whose CEO is the richest man in the history of the world. Oddly, it is also the perpetrator of one of the biggest welfare scams America has ever seen. It’s even worse than you think!
For the first five months of Donald Trump’s presidency, First Lady Melania Trump stuck around Trump Tower in New York. She hung back so that her son, Barron, could finish his school year uninterrupted and probably also because sometimes when life closes all the doors, a five-month window to be away from your greasy…
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an $86 billion biotech company whose CEO is attempting to pull off his greatest feat yet: convincing his employees that their $500 bonuses are a result of the brilliant economic policies of Donald Trump.
Kneel, once-great American cities! Debase yourselves before your god, The Amazon Corporation! Lo—Jeff Bezos is your lord, and your city’s mayor is his humble servant!
How’d y’all do on your Christmas shopping this year? Nice hand cream for your aunt? Some smartphone-compatible gloves for Mom? What about... a nice piece of Bitcoin, a gift that may prove worthless at literally any time? To quote my treasured colleague Hamilton: “For ten thousand dollars I’ll go buy myself a Jet Ski …
Bitcoin is a fake and made-up scam. Can you articulate what it is? “Bullshit jargon that means nothing”-you. Hell no. All we can say for sure about this imaginary “coin” is that it is going to cost you a bundle (sucker).
Senator Steve Daines of Montana said on Monday that he would vote against the current iteration of the Senate’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—bringing the total number of Republican Senators who oppose the legislation to two.
Perhaps you, a non-tech-savvy regular moron, have walked past a “WeWork” location in your city and wondered to yourself, “What the hell is so special about this stupid office space company? Turns out you were right!
In a speech yesterday, Donald Trump said that the “tax reform” bill Republicans are currently pushing would amount to a “pay raise” for Americans. Pshaw. If you want to give Americans a raise, plenty of honest people can tell you how.
Here is exactly how the Republican tax scam works, as explained clearly by one of its proponents.
Taxes may be boring. And Donald Trump has done a lot of bad things. But in the long run—despite what I admit is stiff competition—his tax plan may do more harm than anything else.