Mammon category archive
Stephanie Hays noted that the mansions of the very rich often have more bathrooms than bedrooms (we’re talking in the teens or more here), so she set out to uncover the reason.
In a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times, Robert Roth marvels at the grift of the gold-digger.
Mike Ellerbrock points to a number for factors to explain what he dubs “the lopsided evolution of income, wealth, and power during the last four decades.” Follow the link for a detailed discussion of each one.
- Stakeholders vs Shareholders.
- Workers’ Wages.
- Workplace Justice.
- Corporate Welfare.
- Market Concentration.
- Civic Leadership.
See the source for Farron’s report.
Hal Crowther tries to “listen outside his bubble” and understand why some of his college classmates–mostly highly-educated professionals–support Donald Trump. He offers a hypothesis that may take you aback; follow the link for his reasoning:
As I see it, there are only three reasons why one of my classmates would support a demented racist clown. One would be senility, which doesn’t need to explain itself. A second would be almost total ignorance, the sole reliance on Fox News and similarly tainted sources of Republican propaganda that has rendered a large section of Trump’s base impossible to reach or teach. This one we can eliminate, in the case of my classmates. Most of them are or were doctors, lawyers, professors, corporate executives, investment bankers and the like, and it would be grossly insulting to imply that any of them rely on Tucker Carlson for ideology. The third possibility is selfishness and cynicism — an affluent classmate might be among the viciously greedy Americans who know that Trump is mad and destructive but always vote for the candidate who promises to protect and enhance their fortunes.
At the Orlando Sentinel, Scott Maxwell explores a race for a seat on the Orange County, Florida, school board that you couldn’t make up.
You gotta read this one for yourself. Words are still failing me.