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In the wake of Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and other parents allegedly using the foul means of their considerable means to gain admittance for their children to elite schools, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wants to end deductions for parents who…

Ever since Amazon’s break-up with New York on Valentine’s Day, dejected Mayor Bill De Blasio is complaining that corporations shouldn’t be able to play off one local government against others for tax breaks. “I don’t think it’s really fair to…

Amazon does not pay the government taxes. The government pays Amazon taxes. Some residents of the chutzpah capital of the world predictably rebel against this arrangement. Just call them modern-day tax resisters. Hopefully, Jeff Bezos’s Internal Revenue Service audits them…

Early this year, America’s cultural centers were rocked by a sordid tale of privilege gone wrong that would’ve fit right into an Edith Wharton novel. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth, the creator of Amazon, and a man increasingly…

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and J.P. Morgan Chase tabbed Atul Gawande to lead their nonprofit venture to provide better healthcare cheaper to their million-plus employees and family members dependent on the coverage they provide. Gawande cites “better outcomes,” “better satisfaction,” and…

You know the old saying that when you try to be everything to everybody, you end up being nothing to no one and make everybody mad? Well, it seems that Amazon has fallen into that trap. Amazon Web Services (AWS)…

Defense contracting is hard to get right. Unelected government officials dealing out princely sums naturally creates an area of government that is ripe for cronyism and waste if not overseen properly. That’s why the Government Accountability Office has had Department…

Amazon announced its number of Prime customers for the first time last week. The online retailer counts 100 million of them — who, excluding students and others affiliated with educational institutions, each pay $99 — around the globe to subscribe….

Bipartisanship in today’s Washington is as rare as a wardrobe completely free of items purchased at Brooks Brothers. But rarer still, is when that bipartisanship runs against moneyed interests. Indeed, most “bipartisan bills” should practically come with a NASCAR-style sponsor sticker,…

As the United States Postal Service (USPS) posts record financial losses, American consumers will face record postage increases in 2019 to help offset the problems. The USPS reported last week that it lost $3.9 billion this past fiscal year, a…

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