Bill Gates: In The Future, Tech-Bots Will Take Your Jobs and Ending Corporate Taxes Will Prevent Poverty and Social Unrest

By: Monday March 17, 2014 2:37 pm

The richest man in the world also opposes raising the minimum wage, and believes that in order to prevent the social unrest that comes with mass unemployment the government should appeal to the better natures of large corporations by eliminating corporate and payroll taxes in order to encourage them to employ people they apparently won’t need.


American Enterprise Institute Wants To Fix The Debt And Also Go To War In Ukraine

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 6:40 am

Corporate think tank The American Enterprise Institute seems confused as to how budgets work. On the one hand AEI can not stop complaining about government spending and the dangers of debt. But on the other hand, they want unbridled militancy in American foreign policy. The problem of course is that wars, contrary to what AEI Scholar Paul Wolfowitz claimed about Iraq, do not pay for themselves. Wars are very expensive. But that did not stop AEI from promoting a piece by warmonger extraordinaire John Bolton who claimed President Obama was showing isolationism by not wading into a rhetorical battle with Russia and implementing an agreement that could suck America into a war in the Ukraine.

Mark J. Perry and Wal-Mart: Why They Shouldn’t Get a Nobel Peace Prize

By: Friday November 29, 2013 1:50 pm

Once again, we return to the issue of errors in economics — home of incredibly insight arguments and utterly inane contributions. For the latter category, Professor Mark J. Perry takes today’s award for his contribution of stating Wal-Mart should be given the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize “for improving the lives of millions of low-income consumers globally.”

Conservative Think Tank: People Still Don’t Trust or Like Wall Street

By: Friday September 13, 2013 9:25 am

One thing there is little doubt about is that people hold Wall Street and the banksters in particularly low regard.

MENA Mashup: G-8, Weapons for Peace, Iran, and Turkey

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Turkey unrest: ‘Standing Man’ inspires hundreds with silent vigil in Taksim Square
Government denies that it would restrict the use of Twitter or other social media.

You’ve Got a Refrigerator so Shut Up Shut Up

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 10:40 am

If everyone has a refrigerator, who cares about income inequality?

Wargasm Denied

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute laments that Obama pulled out of Iraq too soon, because . . . well because we should have stayed their longer because we weren’t finished.

Darrell Issa Steps in It, Inadvertantly Reveals Improper Use of Congressional Funds to Serve AEI

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Republicans are big fans of projection. When they’re neck-deep in conflicts of interest, they like to hide it by accusing Democrats of such conflicts. When they leak stuff, they accuse Democrats. When they mismanage stuff, they accuse Democrats.

And yesterday, Darrell Issa got caught doing just that.

“Grand Bargain” of Clean Energy Research Feels More Like Lip Service

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 4:55 pm

I think that lowering the cost of clean energy is necessary and desirable, and that research should go forward. Just don’t expect a lot of cooperation on it. More likely, you’ll hear about taxpayer money financing pie-in-the-sky “liberal dreams.” In other words, expect more lip service.

Petraeus Hearts Irving Kristol, Smiles At Presidential Quip

By: Sunday May 23, 2010 6:00 pm

Two weeks ago, our CentCom commander took a break from meeting with Wali Kharzai to accept the annual Irving Kristol Award at a dinner hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.

Follow Firedoglake
CSM Ads advertisement