Plutocracy

Elon Musk stares down the camera at the 2022 Met Gala.

Elon Musk’s Big Twitter Adventure Will End in Disaster Elon Musk’s Big Twitter Adventure Will End in Disaster

The good news is that the plutocrat’s move to turn a social media platform into a forum for the far right probably won't work.

Oct 31, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement

Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement

Let’s also abolish the monarchical thinking that defers to oligarchy in the UK and the US.

Mar 17, 2021 / John Nichols

Bill Gates

While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer

The billionaire’s pandemic investments, like much of his work, remain a secret.

Oct 5, 2020 / Tim Schwab

America’s Unending Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy

America’s Unending Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy America’s Unending Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy

A new history charts the three-centuries long contest between elites seeking to uphold a racial and economic order that benefits them alone and the forces of democracy seeking to d...

Oct 6, 2020 / Books & the Arts / Manisha Sinha

Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse

Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse Trump Paid Less in Taxes Than a Schoolteacher or a Nurse

What’s most shocking about the president’s taxes are the things that are legal.

Sep 29, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Burden of Dangerous Work Must Be Shared by All

The Burden of Dangerous Work Must Be Shared by All The Burden of Dangerous Work Must Be Shared by All

As the right-wing elite push for a premature end to the lockdown, they too must start carrying their share of the load.

Apr 24, 2020 / no-paywall / Jeet Heer

What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life

What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life What Bloomberg Is Doing Has No Precedent in American Political Life

If he becomes the nominee, then the Democratic Party will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the billionaire.

Feb 27, 2020 / Editorial / Jeet Heer for The Nation

Democrats Must Reject Not Just a Billionaire but the Billionaire Class

Democrats Must Reject Not Just a Billionaire but the Billionaire Class Democrats Must Reject Not Just a Billionaire but the Billionaire Class

Sanders is right that the party cannot surrender to “a corrupt political system bought by billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg.”

Feb 20, 2020 / John Nichols

Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign rally

Bloomberg Is Creating a Party of One Bloomberg Is Creating a Party of One

If he succeeds, the billionaire will destroy the Democratic Party.

Feb 19, 2020 / Jeet Heer

A copy of Trump's FY2021 budget.

Trump’s Budget: Making America God-Awful Again Trump’s Budget: Making America God-Awful Again

It would destroy what’s left of the social safety net and finish the hollowing out of America’s working and middle classes.

Feb 11, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

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