I dare you to read this and still feel good about tipping

  Three years ago, Jay Porter, a former restaurant owner who abolished tipping at his restaurant, made a powerful case against the practice, an industry standard in the United States. Everything at his establishment, he wrote in a 2013 Op-Ed for Slate, improved after he enforced a mandatory 18 percent service charge—the food, the service, the…

Hillary Clinton: The Neocon in Democrat’s Clothing

Chances are, the next Republican president will be a woman, and yes, her name will be Hillary Clinton. The next president of the United States will almost certainly be a Republican. No, not the one everyone in the media rejects, the buffoon named Donald Trump who stands no chance of shaking the hands of world…

Lies of Plutocracy: Exploding Five Myths that Dehumanize the Poor

If you believe that poverty is the domain of the comfortably poor, black, unemployed, unmotivated and uneducated among us, you have been sadly misled. Prepare to be astonished by numbers that tell a very different story. You’re in the grocery store checkout aisle. Time to cash out. You pull out your food-stamp EBT card. You’re…

Is Clinton the Real Housing Crash Villain?

We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It’s a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high. It turns out that Donald Trump has been very, very good at buying low and selling…

Bubba’s toxic economic legacy: When Hillary brags about the first Clinton presidency legacy, she doesn’t want you to remember this

Over the past several months, Hillary Clinton has been somewhat hesitant to bring up her husband’s legacy as president, which, for many progressives, is a vexing reminder of how the Democratic Party embraced neoliberal policies towards the end of the 20th century, under the leadership of the the triangulating Bill Clinton. Faced with the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton…