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Thread from MichaelMechanic - Thread: A while back, ...
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Thread: A while back, I described how hedge-fund giant Renaissance Technologies (and others) engaged in a Wall Street scam by which they sidestepped ~$6.8 billion in taxes. 1
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RenTec reportedly had to cough up roughly $7 billion and founder/CEO Jim Simons had to pay the IRS an extra $670 million. 1
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The takeaway: When you're super-rich in America, cheating pays. 1
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The Long American History of "Missing White Woman Syndrome"
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AngelaPerea
While we definitely have the captivity narratives and fears around Black men, in the South in particular, true crime is really interested in white victims and white perpetrators. 1
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There are so many missing people of color that are just completely ignored. 1
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Massive update and paid DLC coming to 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'
A major update is coming to "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" on Nov. 5.
Analysis | The permanently temporary 2021 economy, in charts
Twenty-one months after the country's first confirmed case of coronavirus, the U.S. economy remains rocked by conflicting forces, with businesses and households struggling to adjust to what many hoped would be a temporary disruption.
How to ask for a raise when companies are desperate for workers
Asking for more money? In this economy?
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After a tremendous amount of instability over the past couple of years, demand for workers is up and many businesses are hoping to retain their employees.
Netflix fires employee for sharing information about Dave Chappelle's special amid LGBTQ backlash
Netflix fired an employee who leaked "confidential" and "commercially sensitive" information regarding Dave Chappelle's latest stand-up special, following backlash from the LGBTQ community over recent remarks from the comedian criticized as transphobic, the company said Friday.
Analysis | The Man Who Turned a State Into America's Switzerland
The release of the so-called Pandora Papers revealed that the world's wealthiest people will go to great lengths to protect their assets from the taxman. No surprise there.
Analysis | Renewable Energy Could Pay the Price for Fuel Crisis
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many unforeseen consequences, and right now we may be approaching one of the biggest: the possible neutering of the green energy movement.
White House looks to scale back climate initiative after stiff pushback from Manchin
White House officials are looking to scale back a legislative proposal central to President Biden's climate goals after intense pushback from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.
Analysis | Let's Dare to Have Deeper Conversations, Even With Strangers
I'm already on record for immodestly correcting the great philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre on his definition of hell. It's not "other people," as he stipulated.