How clueless can you be? Our imperial CEOs need a little populism 101. Here are a few clues on what the populist public is demanding.
The gap in personal net worth between the 2016 presidential candidates and average Americans could hardly be more stark. All the top-tier candidates save two have fortunes of at least $3 million.
Cutting all taxes on investments was a bad idea sixteen years ago and remains a bad idea today.
If the Supreme Court chooses to erase our remaining post-Watergate campaign finance reforms, Richard Nixon’s scandalous reign may come to seem mere kid’s play. The reason? Today’s wealthy have far more wealth available to plow into politics than the rich of Nixon’s time.
Voters of modest means outnumber voters of excessive means. Yet U.S. public policy essentially comforts only the already comfortable. One explanation: Societies that let wealth concentrate will end up with a wealthy who can concentrate enormous resources — on getting their way.