Category Archives: The filthy rich

Did William Barr get his operating procedure from Putin?

In today’s Times main section. Especially since I have endless admiration for Aleksei Navalny, the leader of anti-Putin protests, I tend to notice pieces like this, written by Andrew Higgins. I knew Navalny had been arrested and imprisoned, and then … Continue reading

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“Don’t trust them.”

In 1985 or so, when my father was diminished, in a wheel chair with an oxygen tank because of the emphysema that would kill him, some new words were introduced into the international conversation: Glasnost. Perestroika. A new leader had … Continue reading

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And another tidbit from the Land of the Filthy Rich

Also from Harper’s but also seen in the Daily News and the Times and… The largest U.S. banks posted billions of dollars in profits in the first half of the year as a result of Trump’s tax cuts.  

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