The next time you go shopping in the big orange hardware store, take a moment to consider what these employees have to say about what life is really like working for Home Depot.
Barack Obama: decent president. Crap post-president. You can’t have it all, I guess.
Ken Langone, the multibillionaire founder* of Home Depot, is back in the news for writing a book gracefully titled I Love Capitalism. Even Peggy Noonan likes it! But it would be interesting to know how well Home Depot’s hundreds of thousands of employees feel Langone’s brand of capitalism is serving their needs.
Scott Pruitt is crooked. This is inarguable, or at least it would be if so many people weren’t professionally or ideologically obligated to argue the point. The facts are damning: In addition to his scandals involving the spending of public funds on his lavish jetsetting and excessive security requirements, and his…
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a billionaire, just received an unprecedented incentive-laden pay package that could earn him tens of billions of dollars. But his employees also get something: Exhortations to work faster!
Spring is near. Palm Beach is alive. What better time to review our monthly issue of QUEST, the magazine devoted to Society with a capital S. Hop aboard, with the aid of your servants!
Starting this year, America’s public companies are required to tell you how much the CEO earns as compared to the median worker. The distress surrounding this disclosure of basic facts is odd. After all, we’re all valuable team members in this company, right?
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the guy who recently was upset that university students had heckled him, thinks it’s hilarious that Donald Trump likes to bully journalists and women lawmakers.
Davos is the absence of class consciousness in public life.
The CEO of the world’s largest money manager has decided—to much fanfare—to tell corporate America that they must “serve a social purpose” and make a “positive contribution to society.” The spectacular delusion and hypocrisy that enable such a statement to be made is something worth examining for its sheer shock…
The New York Times, the grandest of the grand old media companies, has a new publisher: He’s a Sulzberger, same as the old publisher. This is bad. All dynasties are repugnant. It doesn’t matter if you think they’re nice or not.
Billionaire hedge funder Tom Steyer has been a major Democratic Party donor for many years. One thing that happens when you donate a lot of money to politicians is that they treat you like an important and smart person whose ideas are good. They do this because they want your money, but America’s billionaires are not…
It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest.
You can’t take it with you.
Quest Magazine bills itself as “the last magazine devoted to Society with a capital S”—the same slogan as SplinterNews.com. Today, we review the November issue of Quest: “The Real Estate Issue,” etc.
In a move that will go down in history as one of the most disgraceful acts in modern legislative history, Republican senators passed a monumental tax overhaul Saturday morning with a bill whose final version no one had read.
Given the fact that economic inequality has been rising for nearly four decades, it’s natural to assume that government redistribution of wealth has disappeared. According to a new study: Not so! But that raises even more sinister questions.
When Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton posed for a Associated Press photographer holding a sheet of freshly printed dollar bills, it was literally the money shot. Photos of the villainous couple were instantly memed and accurately described as such, but Mnuchin isn’t at all concerned. In fact…
Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, Salvator Mundi, passed through the hands of some of Europe’s most powerful rulers on its path to Christie’s auction house, where it sold for $450 million last night. This is what Jesus would have wanted.