Pity the poor horses of the one percent: Alice Walton gets out of the cutting business to focus on other absurd pastimes. / Paul VanDerWerf
The Baffler,  July 23, 2015

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Pity the poor horses of the one percent: Alice Walton gets out of the cutting business to focus on other absurd pastimes. / Paul VanDerWerf
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• After The Huffington Post announced its decision to cover Donald Trump’s campaign only under the banner of entertainment news, the mogul faced another bump in the road when border patrol agents refused to accompany him on a planned trip to the Texas-Mexico border. The Trump camp released responded with a statement saying that “it can only be assumed that there are things the politicians in Washington do not want Americans to see or discuss. It shows that we are not even safe in our own country.”

• Today in billionaires comes the depressing news that the one percent are growing younger and richer than ever. Elsewhere, Wal-Mart heiress is selling off the cutting horses from her Texas ranch. Apparently, Walton’s interest in breeding pales in comparison to her interest in the fine arts, chronicled by Rhonda Lieberman in Baffler no. 24.

• Like everywhere else, the public library has become a hotbed of “innovation.”

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