Mammon category archive
Bruce Lowery argues that a law suit about a wine-stained $30,000 hand bag denotes a society that’s out of hand. A snippet:
In this case is exposed all the vanity and banality about class and greed and excess, and about the ugliness that lies below the surface of this nation’s well-chronicled “wealth gap,” but is splayed open from time to time, like a shiny pearl, for all to see.
Follow the link for the hard-to-believe details.
The Bangor Daily News reminds us that today’s Big Pharma is but the most recent manifestation of a long American tradition of making fortunes from opiates.
The Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu recounts a tale of tangling with Facebook’s how-dare-the-Zuckerborg-call-them-standards for advertisements.
Honest to Pete, Dali never created anything so surreal.
Paul Krugman offers a theory to explain why Wall Street hedge fund managers and the like are so hostile to Elizabeth Warren. He suggests that there is more to it than her proposal of a “wealth tax.” Here’s a bit from his article (emphasis added):
Now, human nature being what it is, people who secretly wonder whether they really deserve their wealth get especially angry when others express these doubts publicly.
Follow the link for his evidence.
The Oregonian reports on someone who couldn’t stick working for Facebook. Here’s a snippet; follow the link for the rest (emphasis added).
She didn’t last long — because she realized the social-media behemoth isn’t actually interested in elections integrity.