How many times do we have to say this? Social Security is not welfare. It is an earned benefit, an independent program that has no business landing in the Simpson-Bowles operating room.
The problem isn’t the profession of private equity investing. It’s how you run the business. Romney’s Bain Capital crossed lines it shouldn’t have.
To get the unwitting masses to trust you and think you’re cool, Silicon techies avoid conspicuous displays of wealth that are highly conspicuous to each other — like the $1,200 pair of custom-made jeans. Or $20,000 hand-painted Italian bicycles.
Let’s find some cashmere hoodies.
By the way, they were also selling $20,000 bicycles near Wall Street — until the meltdown.
How do you get the little people to surrender their privacy and friends’ names to your corporation? Pretend you’re one of them.
What happens when the cartoonist who draws the story becomes the story? Opinion editors offer an interesting discussion of the Doonesbury vaginal ultrasound cartoons, what their readers are telling them, and what they’re doing about the controversial cartoons, if anything. Read this.
Kentucky Derby, New Year’s Eve — the Industrial Entertainment Complex has turned these distinct rituals into a blob.
Why gay Republicans put up with it, I don’t know. But I did ask R. Clarke Cooper, head of the Log Cabin Republicans.