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Posts Tagged ‘wealthism’

May 7th, 2017 - 7:04 am § in America, Donald Trump

AFTER TRUMP: Wealthy Chinese can buy their way into the U.S. with a little help from the Kushners.

Kushner Family Markets US Citizenship at a Great Price  even as Donald Trump feverishly cracks down on immigration the Washington Post and New York Times:  Jared Kushner’s sister. Nicole Meyer  told a Beijing ballroom filled with more than 100 wealthy Chinese investors that $500,000 paid to the[...]

April 23rd, 2017 - 8:36 am § in Misc.

When A Billionaire Pays His Taxes!

Tesla’s Elon Musk paid at least $583M in 2016 income taxes[...]

February 21st, 2017 - 9:41 am § in The Ave Scene


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 [[...]

October 20th, 2016 - 12:40 pm § in Misc.

Why the 1% ?


October 17th, 2016 - 2:02 am § in The Ave Scene

How NOT to pay taxes in Seattle

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 […][...]

October 15th, 2016 - 10:23 am § in Donald Trump, Misc., Repugnants

Get to Eat Dinner with Trump’s Best Wealthy Friends

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 […][...]

September 29th, 2016 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

Fair Pay

Monsanto CEO gets well-deserved $600 million bonus for last year The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, received a performance bonus of more than $600 millions for the 2015 fiscal year,…[...]

September 13th, 2016 - 9:37 am § in The Ave Scene

Paul Allen’s Octopus Featured in The Guardian

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[...]

August 23rd, 2016 - 10:10 am § in The Ave Scene

David Brewster: The Corporate Industrial Foundation Axi

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[...]