Most, and probably all of these job functions, are on track to become partially or entirely automated in the coming years.
I hope the future of the Democratic party looks more like this than like a nicer, kinder rehash of Trump’s broken agenda.
Targeted tax breaks have a poor track record, providing only 16 cents of economic growth for every dollar awarded.
“Evil rich” and it’s slightly more polite colloquial cousin “greedy rich” are very old – and occasionally true – stereotypes, and will never go away. But we should not accept them on face value, and we certainly should not be making wide-ranging and binding policy based off it.
We need a brand-new approach to relieving human pain. Our existing solutions pack our prisons, sentence nonviolent offenders to life and exacerbate one of the worst and most avoidable tragedies in recent memory.
Instead of raising tax rates on high-income earners, a smarter way for progressives to raise taxes on higher-income earners would be to eliminate itemized deductions: tax breaks that allow primarily upper-middle and upper-income earners to write off various expenses.