Conservatives love to mythologize wealthy people as brave, resolute, patriotic captains of industry who won’t let anything get in the way of their success. At the same time, they also frequently portray the rich as timid little whelps who will instantly grab their balls and go home if anyone tries to pluck...

  • January 29, 2021

Get it? Because all Jews hoard money! And they’re “brutal killers” who are “not nice people at all.” x Trump’s constant references to wealth and money whenever he talks to Jewish groups is abundantly unsubtle anti-Semitism.https://t.co/YWW5xXhC83— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) December 8, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> “A lot of you are...

  • December 8, 2019

and one can see it in Nick Kristof’s New York Times column today. Allow me to offer a framing, if I may, before getting to the column. And this will NOT be about limiting the influence of excessive wealth upon our political processes. That is an argument for another posting....

  • June 13, 2019

Thank you, Elizabeth Warren. Thank you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Thank you, Bernie Sanders. Thank you every Democrat who has made income inequality an issue and shifted the national discourse back to an embrace of real traditional American values. It’s working. A recent New York Times poll revealed that many Americans want the government...

  • February 20, 2019
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