Zeitgeist

Charlize Theron

American’s Got Talent and Hope

Most of us here agree that PC has taken over, but it's worth doing a random sampling to se...

Commerce

Haul of Injustice

Peonage, in which workers are bound to their jobs by debts to their employers, is a tradit...

Commerce

Hope for the Luddites

Mark that one presidential promise unmet. The much-celebrated deal hatched between the in...

The Take

Defying the Dead

Of all the unproductive and pernicious taxes, I"€™ve long regarded the estate tax as the...

Oy Vey!

Bill Maher

The Firing Squad

Not to fall prey to bitter emotion is easier said than avoided. And, far more often than I...

Joe Bob's America

Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Vegas Knows What to Do With a High Roller

PALM BEACH, Fla."€”Hunter S. Thompson used to mail me giant photos of objects being blow...

The Take

The Wealth Gap

The claim by Oxfam, the charity that so loves the poor that it is safe to predict that it ...

Commerce

Boeing 737

Trump Right on Trade Predators

Is America still a serious nation? Consider. While U.S. elites were denouncing Donald Tru...

Idiocracy

Joseph Stiglitz

When Mediocrity Strikes

I think I too could be a Nobel Prize winner in economics"€”at least if an interview with...

Joe Bob's America

How CVS Invaded My Brain

NEW YORK"€”There's some guy at the world headquarters of CVS drugstores screwing with me...

Zeitgeist

Globalization Is a Monster

Most of us can agree that Karl Marx got it wrong. It wasn"€™t only that the Revolution d...

Moolah

The Debt Offensive

God help Donald Trump's critics. The paroxysms they have after the mogul"€“turned"€“GO...

High Life

Follow the Money

My, my, the rich are under attack everywhere, and I thank God the Panama Papers didn’t i...

Injured Parties

Andrew Jackson

Chopping Down Old Hickory

Instead of wishing he"€™d shot Henry Clay, I bet Andrew Jackson is now wishing he could ...