Yesterday, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti added more fuel to the widespread speculation that the company could go public next year. If BuzzFeed employees are smart—and many of them are!—they will not let that happen without having a union drive first.
One of the greatest cons in modern political history is the Republican Party’s success at casting themselves as the responsible economic party. It’s true, I guess, as long as you assume that anyone making below the median income needs to die.
Underpaid and overworked? Disrespected by the boss? When all else fails, you and all your colleagues can print out your salaries and tape them up around the office.
The decades-long trend of inequality afflicting the United States basically works like this: The rich have gotten much richer, and everyone else has stayed stuck. New research will make you even less sympathetic to the motherfucking CEOs who’ve gotten very rich in the past 20 years.
One thing is for sure: at least some people in China still believe that Donald Trump’s name will attract large sums of money.
It’s not that Donald Trump is against Mexicans—we have lots of dirty work for them to do, before they go home!
Before you ask yourself, “Why is the president feeding us so much bullshit?” ask, “How much bullshit am I willing to eat?”
The crashing sound you hear is not Western democracy falling apart; rather, it is the wave of populism and also nationalism breaking at last on the borders of the land of Napoleon. This week we may finally put down our Freedom Fries and cry: Vive le France.
West Virginia, like many poor, fading, post-industrial states, is in need of a lot of government help: for health care, for environmental cleanup, for infrastructure, for jobs of the future. Instead, it will get this: bullshit.
We take it as a given that the New York Times Real Estate section is the most hilariously blatant example of blinkered classism this side of the Victorian era. Obviously. Sometimes, though, they really outdo even themselves.
I had only been in West Virginia for a day when Josh Sword, the head of the state AFL-CIO, told me casually that a revolution is coming. He is not a particularly radical guy. He was just giving an honest, matter-of-fact reading of the political situation. “I don’t know how bad things have to get. In West Virginia, it…
Hundreds of graduate students at Yale recently voted to unionize. To school is doing everything in its power to stop the nascent union before it starts. Would it shock you to learn that the Yale official leading the anti-union campaign was once—yes—a pro-union guy, at Yale? What a world!
What you see here is a half-century-long decline in the portion of working-age men who are actually working. Why?
Since the late 1970s, the United States has experienced a dramatic upsurge of economic inequality. New data reveals that China has too, following capitalism’s path into both wealth and incredibly unfair distribution of that wealth.
If I were to make a list of people who should be held to the very highest standards of professional conduct, first would be any surgeon operating on me, and second would be all current and former Presidents of the United States.
Nobody ever clicks on blog posts about tax policy, because it’s not “sexy” enough. Fuck you! How else are we supposed to win the class war?
There is no creature in American politics more puzzled over by Democrats than the angry, forgotten Trump voter. How can we reach them? How should we speak to them? Here’s a wild idea: fix their problems.
It’s a sad day in America: a regular American has been ruthlessly bashed by an intolerant bigot, in retaliation for America’s intolerant bigotry against non-Americans. Is anyone safe from bashing, these days?