Tag: Late Capitalism

Amazon Is Bringing in Elite Lobbyists Amid Seething Rage Over HQ2

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in September. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images). Right Image: Jeff Bezos in 2010. (Photo by Steve Jurvetson/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons Amazon might be too big to tax, but it’s not too big to freak out. As the company tries to erect a massive headquarters in America’s largest city, it has […]

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The Story Behind That Guy Who Married an Anime Hologram in Japan

This article originally appeared on VICE Asia. When a man marries a fucking hologram, it’s sure to make headlines worldwide. That’s exactly what happened this week, when a man named Akihiko Kondo “married” a desktop hologram of an anime character called “Hatsune Miku.” Miku isn’t real. She’s a cartoon character […]

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There’s a Bob Ross toaster (and it chars an image of him on the bread)

If a Bob Ross TOASTER isn’t gloriously leaping over the “officially-licensed Bob Ross merchandise shark” with red, white, and blue streamers, I don’t know what is! Don’t get me wrong, I love every inch of its modern-day kitsch aesthetic. From Bob’s smiling mug and signature on the toaster’s front to the feature that actually chars […]

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Possible Reasons Why A Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting $400 Million Against Nintendo

Screenshot: Nintendo (Super Mario Odyssey) Earlier today, Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report showed mixed signals; operating profits were up, but Switch sales and software attach rates were down. That all must have meant something to the Wall Street investor who gambled hundreds of millions on the assumption that the video game giant is about to hit […]

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Trump’s Eyeing Another Huge Tax Cut for the Rich and It’s Probably Illegal

Left Image: Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images. Right Image: Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Since 2016, even as much of the country has been consumed by all things Donald Trump—his personal life, his administration, his alleged crimes financial, sexual, and political—rich people have been quietly having a great time. Corporate profits […]

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