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
Unemployment is low. People are talking about what a great economy this is. Is it? Because I sure don’t see it. What I see is the greatest level of inequality in a century. There’s money t
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
Donald Trump has been playing around with this for some time, but his call last night for Congress to pass a bill allowing Cabinet agencies to fire workers they consider disloyal to the current regime
Orrin Hatch with that iron-clad Republican logic: The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the
A thread for those of us who can’t sleep until this atrocity passes the Senate. This is the most New Gilded Age bill imaginable. Until they start looking to eradicate the remainder of the welfar
It is impressive how the Republicans aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. To finance a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, the revised bill permanently repeals the Affordable Care Act’s
I knew I should have purchased that guillotine that went on the market a couple of years ago. This is an all-time classic image summarizing an entire era of graft and corporate control over our lives.