Category Archives: Bidness

How to Defeat the Axis of Authoritarianism

A couple of years ago, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a foreign policy speech in which he decried what he called “the international authoritarian axis.” It’s good rhetoric, but the question is what would that foreign policy look like? … Continue reading

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The Tax Cut Bill Was Horrible

In a very good story about all of the problems in Il Trumpe’s and the Republicans’ (band name!) horrible tax bill, which is little more than a massive looting by companies, this section was noteworthy for a couple of reasons … Continue reading

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Michael Bloomberg and Lead Poisoning

Maybe he’s not the gifted politician he believes he is (boldface mine): The Harlem mother had spent a decade crusading against landlords whose neglect of lead paint hazards had poisoned thousands of kids, including her youngest son. Michael Bloomberg, the … Continue reading

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Rep. Richard Neal Is Still Not Good

If you wondered why Democrats never moved with alacrity to get Trump’s tax returns, it’s largely due to the machinations of Democratic House Ways and Means committee chairman Richard Neal–and don’t think he got his position without the Democratic leadership’s … Continue reading

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The Business Rent Is Too Damn High

Returning to what is an irregular series, we note that in Chelsea, NYC, the business rents are too damn high (boldface mine): Here we can see how an ideology of convenience is reshaping the economy. Ordering things like tape or … Continue reading

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Homegrown Oligarchs

While I do think Il Trumpe et alia’s attempt to gain electoral advantage through collaboration with Russia–through the intermediary of its oligarchs–is a Big Deal, I do understand at an instinctive level why some on the left seem to downplay … Continue reading

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But How Will You Pay for It? The Missing the Point Edition

Ever since Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Warren released her healthcare financing plan which, in part, was an attempt to quell the persistent question of ‘how will you pay for it?’, there has been discussion on the left-ish end of Twitter … Continue reading

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