The New Gilded Age sure looks a lot like the first Gilded Age. The first congresscritter to endorse Trump is on the board of a publicly traded company and he uses it to engage in insider trading? Perf
A shadow group of wealthy Mar-a-Lago members running the VA isn’t disturbing or anything, as this great journalism from Pro Publica shows: Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became ch
The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary: In 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the U.S.
Well, this is infuriating. On July 3, 1981, this newspaper wrote about a “rare cancer” killing gay men in New York and California. Though few knew it, what followed would be a generation-defining
I know I’m shocked that rich people are taking their tax cut and investing in their own stock portfolios. Six months after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law, there’s still little evidenc
In the Gilded Age, nearly everything was considered a private good to be horded by the rich in their ridiculous mansions. After the Gilded Age, the rise of the idea of the public good meant, among man
What could be more New Gilded Age than the return of the Pinkertons as the hired thugs of anti-union companies? Nothing more New Gilded Age is possible. Sarah Jones explains: Workers at the telecommun
Michael Hiltzik on the wonderful times we live in: The first government-mandated disclosure of the ratio of CEO vs. average worker pay has surfaced, and as has been widely expected, it’s obscene