Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor was a staff reporter at his hometown weekly newspaper the East Hampton Star, and has also written on the internet for magazines like Slate, Salon, the Daily Beast, the Atlantic, Tablet, the American Prospect and New York.

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Trump's Shutdown Is a Savage Assault on the Working Class

People who aren't rich and don't spend their lives trying to get rich are the ones getting screwed.
Matt Taylor
1.16.19
Late Capitalism

The 2020 US Presidential Race Will Put Capitalism's Evils on Full Display

Socialism is so hot right now, but Joe Biden is still popular. Get ready for a weird, wild ride.
Matt Taylor
1.9.19
americana

The Seven Wildest Scandals and Scams of 2018 That Don't Involve Trump

They exist, and they are kind of spectacular.
Matt Taylor
12.27.18
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Amazon Is Creating Cities for the Rich and Democrats Are Bending the Knee

Meanwhile, debt is exploding, Americans are very angry and Donald Trump is honing in on a second term.
Matt Taylor
11.14.18
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It's Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Another mass shooting. Another presidential tantrum. Another white nationalist at the White House. And Robert Mueller in trouble.
Matt Taylor
11.9.18
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The Midterms Showed Democrats the Way Forward: Class War

Democrats ended up with mixed results on Tuesday night, but it's clear that economic populism remains popular.
Matt Taylor
11.8.18
Late Capitalism

The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof

"I don't know if it can kill, but it can definitely maim," the artist who built it told us.
Matt Taylor
10.22.18
monopoly

Why the Brutal Death of IRL Retail Should Scare Everyone

Sears just became the latest giant to go under in the age of Amazon. This is getting creepy.
Matt Taylor
10.16.18
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The Great Economy Can't Save Republicans from Trump

The unpopular president is going to make life miserable for Republicans everywhere as the midterms approach.
Matt Taylor
10.7.18
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This Is How the Rich Steal from America

That Donald Trump inherited an insane amount of money isn't shocking. But how his dad and he pulled it off by selling a lie really is.
Matt Taylor
10.3.18
true crime

An Ex-FBI Agent Explains Everything Wrong with the Kavanaugh Probe

From witnesses being able to just avoid the feds until the clock runs out to hamstrung agents and an enraged public, it could get ugly.
Matt Taylor
10.2.18
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All the Good Democrats Can Do If They Stop Voting for Old White People

The party's establishment looks clueless and doomed. That might not be a bad thing.
Matt Taylor
9.6.18
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