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Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders

The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan.<p>In September 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to tout the Republican tax bill, …

Kansas City

Here's Why This Multi-Billion Dollar Portfolio Manager Is Worried About The Stock Market

Everyone is wondering how long this bull market will last. The answer could be not much longer, according to one multi-billion dollar investment adviser . “I know that stocks can get expensive and stay expensive for some time, but these levels may not be sustainable,” says James Bruyette, founder …

Stock Markets

Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers Monday in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions.<p>In a 5-4 decision controlled by the court's conservative wing, the justices ruled that employers have the right to insist that …

Employment

This CEO Took A Pay Cut To Give Employees $70,000 A Year. Now He’s Battling Amazon.

Tech entrepreneur Dan Price is working to curb the dangers of "unbridled capitalism."<p>Three years ago, Dan Price became famous overnight for putting his money where his mouth was.<p>The then 31-year-old tech entrepreneur made headlines worldwide by announcing he was slashing his own $1.1 million pay …

Domestic Violence

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.<p>Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study …

Housing

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

How To Easily Grow An Endless Supply Of Onions Indoors

Who wants to eat organic home grown food? And the best way would be if you could grow them yourselves. That way you’ll always know what you eat and …

Gardening

Economists Think the Next U.S. Recession Could Begin in 2020

The economic expansion that began in mid-2009 and already ranks as the second-longest in American history most likely will end in 2020 as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to cool off an overheating economy, according to forecasters surveyed by The Wall Street Journal.<p>Some 59% of …

Economics

More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's Department of Health will begin sending nursing home eviction notices Thursday to more than 30,000 residents who could lose Medicaid under the budget passed by the state House of Representatives.<p>"The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all …

Health Care

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

This Is The Toughest Gun Law In America

Reformers love what Massachusetts is doing. The NRA? Not so much.<p>NEWTON, Mass. ― A thirtysomething man sought to buy a rifle here last September, and if he had been living in almost any other part of the country, he could have done so easily.<p>His record was free of arrests, involuntary psychiatric …

Guns

These Towns Are Trying Out A Basic-Income Scheme And It's Already Changing Lives

"We're not struggling."<p>Sherry Mendowegan has accomplished a lot in the past six months. The mother of two bought her first car and graduated with her high school diploma in March.<p>“Next is my college, post-secondary, and then hopefully I get some work,” she says. Going to college would have been out …

Basic Income

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Don't worry, we millennials don't need living rooms anyway

First we came for fabric softener (what does it do?). Then doorbells (we’ll just text when we’re outside). The list of things we “millennials are killing” keeps getting longer, and the latest casualty is the living room.<p>We don’t need them, says Patrik Schumacher, one of those architects dubbed …

Housing

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age

The comedian Chris Rock once said, “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Populist revolts throughout the world may not count as street riots, but they do reflect disenchantment with not just our government but also liberal democracy itself.<p>In the past …

Economics

Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others

Controversy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner underscores that Trump’s staff demands decencies and courtesies that it denies to others.<p>“Women attacking conservative women for their looks and their jobs It’s shameful. #WHCA.” Those angry words were tweeted by White House …

Donald Trump

The Slow, Awkward Death of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Michelle Wolf’s biting mockery of it was only the latest reminder: The annual event’s contradictions have become too heavy to bear.<p>The first White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held in 1921, at the Arlington Hotel in Washington, D.C., a couple blocks north of the presidential residence. The …

The White House

Amid the opioid epidemic, white means victim, black means addict

My cursor is hovering over the “unfriend” button, but I haven’t clicked it.<p>Today, my relationship-severing finger is poised to get rid of Matt. Matt is a friend with whom I spent a lot of time about six years ago. We were close in rehab, but I haven’t seen him since. I entered Greenbriar treatment …

Mental Health

The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans

Does the federal government mean to cede the territory of the United States back to the Native Americans?<p>Why a US government agency deleted the words 'nation of immigrants' | Linda R Tropp and Dina G Okamoto<p>Read more<p>The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has altered its mission …

Native Americans

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

Weed 101: How to Choose Marijuana

From cannabinoids to terpenes, a pot novice's journey to finding the right strain<p>I've never been great at smoking weed. While some lucky smokers can …

Cannabis

Why we should bulldoze the business school

Visit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occupied by the business school. The business school has the best building because it makes the biggest profits (or, euphemistically, “contribution” or “surplus”) – as you might expect, from …

Philosophy Of Education

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

As water scarcity worsens, 'Day Zero' becomes commonplace in India

A fast-growing population, rising demand for water, and poor management of resources has led to water scarcity in India where more than 1 in 10 …

Water

What I learned working for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  — [Attributed to] Mark Twain.<p>Warning: I didn’t understand any of this as I was living through it. …

Computer Science

Thousands of Germans join 'kippa marches' in support of the Jewish community

An Israeli Arab, who wore a kippa in Berlin as an experiment, was attacked and harassed last week. The incident came after reports of Jewish children …

Israel

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose rent increases for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday will propose tripling the amount the poorest households are expected to pay for rent as well as encourage those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post.<p>…

Housing

How Violent Video Games Might Be Screwing With Your Brain

By David Wong Published: April 25th, 2018 I've been committing war crimes in video games since the goddamned Carter era. In a game last night, I used …

Customer Service

The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too.

The alt-right is obsessed with the 19th-century German philosopher. They don’t understand him.<p>“You could say I was red-pilled by Nietzsche.”<p>That’s how white nationalist leader Richard Spencer described his intellectual awakening to the Atlantic’s Graeme Wood last June. “Red-pilled” is a common …

Friedrich Nietzsche