Do you listen to The Daily? It’s usually good, often great. I thought this one — about what effect the Trump tax cut actually had, and on whom and what — was pretty great. (If infuriating.)
Or if you’re not a listener, you could read the transcript.
(Bottom line: it was largely Fred […]
Wages as a percentage of GDP have stagnated while profits have doubled — with a huge portion of the extra half going for stock buybacks mainly to enrich the very few. Worth 90 seconds to watch billionaire Nick Hanauer lay it out.
(Later in the Q&A he says: “We think […]
Generational theft. This is several years old, but no less relevant.
Hedge Funder Stan Druckenmiller Wants Every Young Person In America To See These Charts About How They’re Getting Screwed
It doesn’t take long to read the captions of those charts and see we face enormous structural problems . . . seemingly without solution.
Mark Jansen: “I’m in Turin for a conference, and tonight the hotel bar TVs were tuned not to soccer or sports highlights but to the US congressional impeachment hearings. I pray the US will once again exemplify the ‘better angels of our nature,’ as our first Republican president described. The world is watching.”
Nick Kristoff: “My column explores the impeachment testimony but also considers: What would happen if President Trump were a high school principal who suspended the police chief’s son and then offered to take the boy back if the police department would investigate his ex-wife before an upcoming child custody hearing?”
Jonathan: “My Fidelity statement […]
If you know a Republican who believes […]
But first . . .
Wrote David Frum some months ago: “This tweet deserves to be quoted forever.” So it’s not too late:
Some people think he’s playing chess when actually his aides are trying to keep him from eating the pieces.
(Or you could read the longer version, by Anonymous, shipping next […]
I’ve stopped eating octopus — with considerable regret — and now may have to stop eating other animals as well.
It just doesn’t seem right to eat animals that can pick locks and play video games.
Dogs, meanwhile, may be able to start speaking to us in sentences. No kidding. Take a look.
Can we put the upcoming impeachment hearings into context?
Congress’s job is to make Americans’ lives better. So far in 2019, the House has passed bills that would lower prescription drug prices, raise wages, fight government corruption, require universal background checks, provide for paper ballot backups, reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, prevent […]
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