Giving Away the Store

Giving Away the Store

Sure, I’ll move My business here; Whisper tax breaks, In my ear. There’s a certain political irony surrounding WWE, that unrivaled producer of violence and misogyny for fun and profit. As a significant employer with 700 workers here in otherwise dowdy...
When Uncle Sam Pays Dividends

When Uncle Sam Pays Dividends

Who won the New Year’s Eve budget standoff? In one sense, everyone scored a “victory.” The deal that Congress eventually blessed includes scores of provisions. Most Americans can point to at least one that works to their financial favor. But the real...
The Dropped Ball

The Dropped Ball

Millions of Americans watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. The glitzy one in Times Square symbolized joy and hope for the New Year. Just a few hundred miles to the south, Congress dropped another ball — one that no doubt sent champagne glasses clinking among...
The Emperor of Avarice

The Emperor of Avarice

The essence of greed? Simple. Greed amounts to taking more than you need when you already have enough — and others don’t. Who among us, by this yardstick, rate as our greediest? Those who have the wherewithal to take whatever they want — and deny others the...
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