Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

President Donald Trump, addressing criticism that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others in his Cabinet are too rich, said at an Iowa rally Wednesday that he doesn’t want poor people in charge of the economy. “These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and that’s what we need, that’s what we have to have so […]

Trump’s Budget Gets A Poor Reception On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s first budget didn’t exactly get rave reviews, even from Republicans, as word of its cuts spread on Capitol Hill Tuesday. GOP leaders offered some praise for the plan to cut $ 3.6 trillion over 10 years, saying it was heading in the right direction, but acknowledged that they will change […]

Nobody Asked Rio’s Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder.

RIO DE JANEIRO ― The 2016 Olympics began with a promise. When the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as the host in 2009, local officials said billions of dollars of investment would be poured into these first games held in South America, transforming Rio into a “vastly better” city. The favelas ― the […]

The Olympics Are Always A Disaster For Poor People

RIO DE JANEIRO ― Seven years ago, Vila Autódromo was little more than a tranquil fishing village on the edge of Jacarepagua Lagoon, next to the racetrack for which it was named. Like the hundreds of other favelas that dot Rio de Janeiro’s landscape, it had long been neglected by the city government, and it […]