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.
When politics is a nonstop soap opera, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. And the big picture is this: A tiny handful of disgustingly rich people are hoarding all the wealth.
The first year of the Trump administration has not been, how shall we say, “good,” not even for the baddies, and especially not for Congressional Republicans. There are no signature legislative achievements, or even many medium, appetizer-sized legislative achievements. They managed to confirm a Supreme Court justice,…
A glorious wave of POPULISM has swept America, propelling our Blue Collar Billionaire president into office and empowering him to DRAIN THE SWAMP of the self-serving and out of touch elites who have serving themselves, not the hard working people of this country. Let’s check in on how that’s going!
Typically, insurance is what you turn to to help cover costs after some sort of disaster strikes—say, for example, the catastrophic wildfires that swept through Northern California last month. But for some homeowners, their high-end insurance plans are offering something more than just a financial benefit. Instead,…
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.
Disney CEO Bob Iger... is he going to run for president? Let me answer this question with one of my own: Can Bob Iger and the rest of America’s CEOs take their fawning media enablers and fuck off to Neverland, forever?
Because economic inequality is such a persistent, pervasive, and growing problem in America, many people assume that any solution to it must be very complicated. Not true! For example: