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Housing News from The Scroll
Looking to boost its quarterly profits, the private equity firm Blackstone, one of the nation’s largest landlords, has been busy firing off hundreds of eviction lawsuits against tenants all across the country. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackstone spent billions of dollars to scoop up thousands of residential apartment buildings, suburban homes, and other properties.
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Number of the Day: $176,746
That’s the daily compensation paid to Geoff Morrell for four months of work at Disney, where he was hired as the top corporate affairs executive before he left amid a public relations nightmare when the company feuded with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over an education bill.
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Quote of the Day
Recent developments confirm that the [Democratic Socialists of America] leadership has been thoroughly captured by middle-class careerists, opportunists, and Democratic Party-adjacent political operatives. The DSA is an appendage of the Democratic Party & an obstacle to the formation of a true workers’ party.
—From a faction known as Class Unity as it announced its split with the DSA, bringing into stark relief the ongoing divide within the socialist or socialist-ish flank of the Democratic Party.
Also by Michael Lind
How the major institutions of American society all came to sing in the woke chorus, and what can be done about it
Cass Sunstein’s latest TED Talk of a book offers the kind of technocratic whimsy that left and right can agree to hate
Who benefited from the obvious nonsense that became post-Cold War America’s trade, foreign, and federal deficit policies?
How the Foundation-NGO complex quashed innovative thinking and open debate, first on the American right and now on the center-left
In America today, we have informal labor cartels for the college-educated elite, while private sector unions for the working class are all but annihilated
On political corruption in America
The Thirty Tyrants
The deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta
BY LEE SMITH
It’s Coups All the Way Down
Nonstop dramatics about the GOP threat to democracy is part of an attempt to cement Democratic Party hegemony, not ensure election integrity
BY ZAID JILANI
China Queen Dianne Feinstein Used Her Senate Power to Push Most-Favored-Nation Status for the CCP’s Corrupt Dictatorship. Why?
How an American elite subscribed to the unproven theory that business with the Chinese Communist Party is good for America
BY LEE SMITH
The ZIP Codes That Rule America
The real divide isn’t between red states and blue states or cities and rural areas. It’s between mega-rich political donors and everyone else.
BY MICHAEL LIND
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