“Oakland is effectively becoming the Brooklyn Heights of San Francisco,” Anthony Scaramucci told potential investors in his new real estate project. “We think we’re going to be building a swank, boutique hotel there that’s going to create excessive economic rents.” Cool.
Amazon, the sprawling $800 billion monster eating the retail industry, is the most important union target in America. Now, Amazon is moving into New York City in force. The leverage has arrived. Stars are aligning. Here is how you change the world:
A major problem with allowing politicians to offer lavish tax incentives to private companies is that politicians tend to be egomaniacs who want to claim a “big win,” regardless of the long-term details. Exhibit A: the Amazon HQ2 bullshit.
Since it is almost the end of 2018, we are well into 2020 presidential campaign speculation season already. Though it is still too early to know very much, I do know one thing: BERNIE DON’T RUN.
Prototypical evil big tobacco company Altria (formerly Philip Morris) has invested $1.8 billion in a weed company. Big Evil Weed is here to stay.
This summer, the Supreme Court gutted America’s public labor unions with the Janus ruling. Now, another case has the potential to further destroy the very basis of organized labor in America. This is serious.
White South African watch billionaire Johann Rupert, criticized as a racist, “claimed he had black American friends who would find his mixed reputation in South Africa ‘incredibly funny,’ before listing them as basketball star Michael Jordan, British racing driver champion Lewis Hamilton and the model Naomi Campbell.”
In Wisconsin yesterday, protesters booed the hell out of evil white bastard Scott Walker as he attempted to light the state Christmas tree. A well-deserved protest, yes—but also a missed opportunity.
After a nine-week strike, thousands of Mariott Hotel workers in San Francisco won a contract with significant wage increases and better benefits. How did they do this? Strike. Strikes work.
Almost everything written by politicians for public consumption falls somewhere on the spectrum of “generally correct, but tepid and bloodless” to “absolutely wrong and full of lies.” They are all varying degrees of disappointing. Until today!
When the dust finally cleared, America’s jaws were agape—a 6-0 thrashing visited upon the hapless Colts by the Jacksonville Jaguars, in football. “It doesn’t get more one-sided than that,” America said. In how many ways were the Colts dominated? Let’s enumerate them all:
Concerned about inequality? Want to help low-income people earn more money? Invest in labor organizing. The return on investment is INCREDIBLE. Want proof?
Anyone who believes that political rhetoric is a game, or that civility is an important virtue in politics should tell it to Rosa Maria Ortega, who has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of voting, a sacrifice on the altar of a right-wing slogan.
Here is your chance to do a very nice thing for the holiday season. It will not take much time at all. You can send some love to someone who will very much appreciate it.
On Meet the Press yesterday, Utah Senator Mike Lee said about our climate change crisis, “all the proposals I’ve seen so far that would address any of these issues would devastate the U.S. economy.” This is considered a reasonable explanation of maintaining the status quo. This is the insanity built into capitalism.