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Why aren’t churches paying taxes? 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Churches have become deeply political spaces. Prior to the Christian Right’s integration into Republican politics in the 1980s, churches didn’t play a major role in campaigning. Evangelicals have reshaped that narrative, with movements such as the Moral Majority pushing the Christian Right into mainstream political battles. As the decades have worn on, the Christian Right […]

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My Favourite Interview This Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is my favourite interview this week. Good interviewing and holding her ground here and making sure the WH deputy press secretary answered the question and didn’t fly off in a cloud of whataboutery. She does a good job of shutting down spin. We didn’t get anything out of the interview, nothing from the interviewee, […]

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On Defending Billionaires

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the recent UK general election and in previous and present US political discourse, there has been a propensity to defend billionaires by those who aren’t billionaires. In fact, those who defend them are far, far closer to poverty and bankruptcy than to being a billionaire. By a considerable margin. The defence of billionaires seems […]

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Income Tax vs. Wealth Tax

Reading Time: 5 minutes John is a middle-aged father of a family of four, He has accumulated a modest nest egg for retirement. So far, he has saved about $150K. He suddenly has an epiphany about a new product. He uses most of his nest egg to start a side business to manufacture it, after obtaining a patent to […]

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Tucker Carlson Gets Owned by Bregman

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is nothing particularly unusual about Tucker Carlson getting owned but this video is pretty fabulous. It never got aired, precisely because Carlson gets real pushback from Bregman. Luckily for us, Bregman recorded the exchange. You may recognise Bregman from his now viral outburst at the Davos conference. I will introduce him with that first […]

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Ocasio-Cortez, Hannity and Tax

Reading Time: 5 minutes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), in the news for shaking up the Democrats and Washington’s political landscape, was interviewed recently by Stephen Colbert. She talks a little about how she has successfully used social media, including how she has helped some of her Democratic Congressional colleagues improve their understanding of social media and how to utilise it effectively. […]

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