A City of Scarecrows – What I Learned Today – Tuesday, June 8th

We haven’t done one of these in a long time.  Let’s see how long I can do it again before getting bored or busy with non-internet life.

The ultra-wealthy, who could easily pay a much larger percentage of their taxes without even noticing, are barely taxed.

In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world’s richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes. He achieved the feat again in 2011. In 2018, Tesla founder Elon Musk, the second-richest person in the world, also paid no federal income taxes.

Michael Bloomberg managed to do the same in recent years. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn did it twice. George Soros paid no federal income tax three years in a row.


Wait, wut is this shit?


Twitter has finally banned Naomi Wolf for being an anti-vaxx kook


There is a Japanese town inhabited by scarecrows: