Tag Archives: Income Inequality

Atlanta, inequality, Keisha Lance Bottoms and this strange fascination with an airport

Atlanta’s mayoral race is one of those stories I should have rapped about a long time ago. Just never got around to it. I couldn’t predict Keisha Lance Bottoms’ victory but I also didn’t think Vincent Fort — my choice … Continue reading

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THIS STUDY PROVES BIG MONEY WINS DAMN-NEAR ALL ELECTIONS

Wu-Tang is Right: “C.R.E.A.M.” Same goes for you and your neighbors. The Institute of New Economic Thinking’s recent and somber research (PDF) proves that money spent on political campaigns b***h-stomps the people’s will almost all the time. INET director Thomas … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SMACK: WILL CONSERVATIVES DIE OFF?

To those who believe the last deaths of the current wave of Angry Old White Men will lead to the disappearance of American Conservatism — this Sunday Smack is for you. Let’s run with your grey hair extinction premise for … Continue reading

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BACK TO WHY TRUMP IS WINNING

(Laughing) After Thursday night’s Party of No Brains Presidential debate,  are you ready to call Donald Trump’s campaign a damn thing yet? I made this pre-debate assessment about Trump’s chances for staying in the race: …if Americans saw a President … Continue reading

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PIMPS AND THE PIMPED: GREECE’S AUSTERITY BATTLE WITH EU

How’s this for a surreal landscape within a modern Western economy: people who have Master’s degrees live in homes with no heat and electricity because their jobs as coffee shop servers make home utilities luxury items; minimum wage has dropped … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION GAME GOES ‘ROUND & ‘ROUND…

The current immigration fight brewing between the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts-in-Chief is another example of why I think partisan politics is a weapon of mass distraction from bigger issues like income inequality, oversized bankers … Continue reading

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WHY DEMOCRATS CAN LOSE THE SENATE THIS NOVEMBER

In the coming mid-term election battle between the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts, you will hear the latter point to the much-improved US economy as a reason for why they must maintain control over the … Continue reading

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THIS CHART EXPLAINS WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS WITH THE ECONOMY (IF YOU’RE NOT RICH)

Pew Research’s Conrad Hackett tweeted a disturbing chart by economist Pavlina R Tcherneva—the richest 10 percent of Americans has soaked up an increasingly greater share of average income growth during every US economic expansion since the 1950s. The 2009-2012 period can … Continue reading

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STAND DOWN, RANGEL. FOR HARLEM’S SAKE.

  Through my lens, these are the Democratic Congressional options for Harlem and Bronx primary voters: a long time situational sellout whose margin of public acceptance has dropped to such precarious lows where he now resorts to fake telephone conversation … Continue reading

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AND THE 1 PERCENT CONTINUES TO TALK

Hearing the words “income inequality” spoken by members of the One Percent and their defenders – like economist Greg Mankiw, most recently – reminds me of the Julia Roberts movie Sleeping with the Enemy where the physically-abusive husband, played by … Continue reading

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