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When Our Enemies Collect Taxes, They’re “Predatory.” What About Us?

When Our Enemies Collect Taxes, They’re “Predatory.” What About Us?

Skewed News — “Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules.” That’s the headline for an article by Matthew Rosenberg, Nicholas Kulish and Steven Lee Myers in today’s New York Times. It’s a fascinating survey of how ISIS generates revenues from the population under its control and from the people and goods that pass through its territory. It’s even more […]

by · November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Money Gossip, Politics
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Austin Beutner’s Way Off: Is the Disgraced Publisher of the LA Times Spending Millions on His Bizarre Revenge Fantasy?

Skewed News — On September 8th billionaire money man Austin Beutner was fired as publisher of The Los Angeles Times by the paper’s parent company, Tribune Publishing. It was a humiliating comedown for the former L.A. deputy mayor. He was escorted from the building carrying his belongings in the ritual banker’s box. They immediately turned off his latimes.com email account, […]

by · October 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Money Gossip, Well,That Happened
Man to Choose Woman To Grace $10 Novelty Bill

Man to Choose Woman To Grace $10 Novelty Bill

In a historic gesture that symbolizes the status of women in American politics and culture, the U.S. Treasury will put a woman on the $10 bill.

by · June 18, 2015 · 1 comment · Money Gossip, Politics
California Confirms That Uber Employees Are Employees

California Confirms That Uber Employees Are Employees

Because California is influential and has huge market share nationally, the Uber ruling could mark a precedent in other states for the company, and for “sharing economy” models in other sectors, like Airbnb.

by · June 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Money Gossip, Politics