David Brewster Keeping up with the Gateses. A new survey finds there are now 2,473 billionaires in the world, led by Bill Gates ($89.3 billion) and Warren Buffett ($73.5 billion), with Jeff Bezos coming in at a not-shabby fourth place. Nine of the top 10 are in America; quite a few drop out of the [[...]
Posts Tagged ‘wealthism’
So here in ohso liberal Seattle, we have no state income tax .. mostly we pay real estate taxes. That might be OK, except we also offer yuge tax breaks to folks who own expensive homes. I live in a damn pricey neighborhood. A few months ago I posted about a house downstreet has been […][...]
Today’s Email from the Donald Yeh, Bill Clinton and Barack used this gimmick too. BUT, they invited the winner to eat with a a small group around a table. Sadly I never won. The Donald is a lot more clever. He wants to raffle off a chance to eat with wealthy donors at some $5000 […][...]
The ultra rich are getting poorer! They control only $19.3tn in assets, down from $22tn the year before. But sales of super-yachts rose 40% last year! (abstracted from Julia Kollewe The Guardian) The global super rich continued to splash out on super-yachts and luxury goods last year, despite[...]
WOW!!! All we need to do is get rid of all jobs here, shelter and hide rich folks money and move our yachts to the coast. Brilliant!
David Brewster NYTimes does an expose of the Brookings Institution, showing how corporate donations result in brand-building favors. Disturbing (and long) article. Seattle has connections with some of the programs mentioned in the story, with mentions of Boeing, Microsoft, Vulcan, and Hitachi. The M[...]
OMAHA, Neb. — The “Oracle of Omaha” went directly after Trump, dismissing the Republican real estate magnate’s excuse for not releasing his tax returns. “I would like to make him an offer I hope he can’t refuse,” Buffett told Clinton’s supporters at a rally. “I’ve got news for h[...]