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Tax reform on life support?

Never mind the administration’s public face of optimism about tax reform.

The only way the Senate passes anything, even just something to compete with the House version, is if voters in the states represented by the holdouts apply enough pressure to sway their senators to vote for it. 516 more words

Op-ed

Michael Hudson: The Class War is Still in Business

with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
November 19, 2017

RT on Nov 7, 2017

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss 100 years of humiliation and unintentional self-parody as one empire goes and another, perhaps, rises again.

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Politics

The End of Gothamist Is a Terrible Sign for the Future of Local News


Billionaire Class Scumbag

❝ …While on my lunch break, I lost my job as editor in chief at LAist. I’d just finished a bowl of unmemorable office cafeteria chili and was sitting in the lobby of our WeWork when a coworker in New York sent me a three-word text: “Check your inbox.”…there was just a letter from our billionaire owner Joe Ricketts, informing readers that he had made “the difficult decision” to discontinue publishing DNAinfo and Gothamist, our parent site.

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Culture

If Millionaire Leftists Don't Want a Tax Cut, Here's How They Can Continue Paying their "Fair Share"

There’s an amusing ritual that takes place in Washington every time there’s a big debate about tax policy. A bunch of rich leftists will sign a letter or hold a press conference to announce that they should be paying higher taxes rather than lower taxes. 654 more words

Fiscal Policy

Prosperity and Taxation: What Can We Learn from the 1950s?

In my decades of trying to educate policy makers about the downsides of class-warfare tax policy, I periodically get hit with the argument that high tax rates don’t matter since America enjoyed a golden period of prosperity in the 1950s and early 1960s when the top tax rate was more than 90 percent. 1,090 more words

Taxation

God, Jesus, and Vietnam

The NY Times is running a history of the Vietnam War series, highlighting the experiences of individuals. In a recent piece a gentleman told of how he went to Vietnam with his faith and came home without it ( 856 more words

Politics

Debunking the myth of lower class entitlement

Labelling your opponent as entitled may well be the defining political strategy of the past few years. It’s an allegation which is levelled at all corners of society, but seems to be increasingly directed downwards, with… 1,362 more words

Politics & Society