Alexandre Gerken Brasil

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A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Economics

Meet the Press

I was curious, so I did a bit of research on theories about why great civilizations fall. Some scholars point to the danger of overextended …

America’s worst affluenza case: The U.S. military is blowing through our tax dollars

Whenever its funds are threatened, the Pentagon whines like a bratty teen. It’s time Congress put its foot down<p>The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, who in 2013 killed four people in a car accident while driving drunk. During the trial, a …

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

BBQ

Why Donald Trump Is Such a Formidable Politician

Wednesday was the day when Washington woke up to the fact that Donald Trump could well be the Republican Presidential candidate, and that, perish the thought, he could even be America’s next President. The opinion polls had long been predicting an easy victory for Trump in the New Hampshire …

Obama lays out 2017 spending priorities in final White House budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that met immediate Republican resistance for its cost and reliance on tax hikes to fund domestic priorities.<p>Obama, a Democrat who leaves office …