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“Almost Cartoonish Defender of the 1%, Kathryn Wylde” Rears Her Head to Attack Plans to Tax the Rich to Save New York City

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 5:34pm in

The usual suspects, like Kathryn Wylde, try to defend why the top wealthy, who've made out like bandits under Covid, should not be made to share.

‘Beyond Outrageous’: Big Pharma Using Loophole to Get Taxpayers to Fund Billions in Fines for Fueling Opioid Crisis

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 14/02/2021 - 10:25pm in

Big Pharma firms may try and take a tax deduction for some of the $26 billion opioid settlement, thus reducing its payout.

Criminal Tax Cheat Robert Smith of Private Equity Firm Vista Gets a Pass for Conduct Worse Than Apollo’s Leon Black, Now in Epstein Doghouse

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 10:20pm in

Neil Weinberg and David Voreacos published an in-depth account at Bloomberg of how private equity baron Roger Smith escaped being indicted for criminal tax fraud despite having concealed over $200 million in income. The very short version is that Smith and his allies got to Attorney General William Barr, both through Barr’s former firm Kirkland […]

Investors Not Reassured by Apollo Trying to ‘Splain Leon Black’s $188 Million in Payments to Serial Child Rapist Jeffrey Epstein

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 10:50pm in

Apollo is not having much success with its claim that a $188 million paid by Leon Black to Jeffrey Epstein in fees and loans was bona fide.

Why Apollo’s Palace Coup Against Leon Black and Further Disclosures on Jeffrey Epstein Are Not Reassuring

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 26/01/2021 - 10:29pm in

The few details that Apollo offered about Leon Black's relationship to serial child rapist Jeffrey Epstein only make things look worse.

What Can Sanders Do as Budget Chair? – Rob Johnson

Sanders is about to have considerable influence on spending priorities. Where and how does he have leverage?

Unsanitized: The Tax Time Bomb That Congress Can Defuse

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 4:51am in

There’s a difference between the two types of relief: stimulus checks are not taxed, but unemployment benefits are. Continue reading

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Do Billionaires Destroy Democracy and Capitalism?

The US can draw on its Gilded Age to bring its billionaires to heel.

Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms ‘Trickle Down’ Theory Is an Absolute Sham

Another nail in the trickle down economics coffin. Too bad that vampire-like, it keeps coming back.

#101 Merchants of Doubt: What’s Behind the Claim that School Funding Doesn’t Matter?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 12:13am in


free market, Taxes

Long before the Hoover Institution was casting doubt on masks, its ‘experts’ were undermining the case for investing in public education. Special guest Bruce Baker joins Have You Heard to shed light on what’s behind the claim that school funding doesn’t matter.

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Have You Heard · #101 Merchants of Doubt