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Angelina Jolie to Direct ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’, the Story of War Photographer Don McCullin

It’s been a few years since Angelina Jolie got behind the camera as a director. The last film she helmed was First They Killed My Father in 2017, but soon she’ll be working on another true story in Unreasonable Behaviour, the story of British war photographer Don McCullin. And this time she’ll be getting some help from another superstar actor, with Tom Hardy stepping up to produce. Based on Don McCullin’s autobiography published in 1992 (and updated in 2017), the film will tell the story of ...
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Unreasonable Behaviour: Angelina Jolie to Direct Don McCullin Biopic

Unreasonable Behaviour: Angelina Jolie to Direct Don McCullin Biopic Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie has officially signed to helm the upcoming biopic drama titled Unreasonable Behaviour, centering around the life of British war photographer Don McCullin. The film will also be produced by Oscar nominee Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) through his Hardy Son and Baker banner. RELATED: Every Note Played: Angelina Jolie & Christoph Waltz in Talks to Star in STXfilms’ Adaptation ...
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Angelina Jolie to Direct Don McCullin Biopic ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’ for Tom Hardy and Working Title

Angelina Jolie (“First They Killed My Father”) will direct “Unreasonable Behaviour,” a biopic about the British war photographer Don McCullin, based on his acclaimed autobiography of the same name. The film is being produced by Tom Hardy and Dean Baker under their Hardy Son & Baker banner (“Taboo”) alongside Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and […]
Tags: News, Global, Angelina Jolie, Don McCullin, Tom Hardy, Baker, Dean Baker, Tim Bevan, Working Title


Florida residents voted for a $15 minimum wage. Here's how much $15 is really worth in the Sunshine State and other states and cities that have increased their minimum wage.

Charles Perez wears a protective face mask and gloves as he waits on tables at the Morada Bay Beach Cafe in Islamorada, Florida, on June 1, 2020. Lynne Sladky/AP Florida residents voted to increase the minimum wage to $15, a gradual raise that will start with an increase to $10 next September. But $15 in one state may not get you as far as in another state with a lower cost of living. Using 2018 regional price parities data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we looked at how much $15 ca...
Tags: Florida, New York, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Features, Hawaii, Connecticut, Rochester


The Things They Carried: Tom Hardy, Tye Sheridan & More to Star in Vietnam War Film

The Things They Carried: Tom Hardy, Tye Sheridan & More to Star in Vietnam War Film According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Golden Globe nominee Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk) have signed on along with Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Bill Skarsgard (It), and Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island) to star in Rupert Sanders’ upcoming Vietnam war film titled The Things They Carried. In addition, Moonlight star Ashton Sanders, Moises Arias (...
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Private jet companies scored a pile of federal aid meant for airlines and small businesses, boosting the industry as other sectors collapsed

By virtue of their hybrid  nature — they're both airlines and small businesses — some private jet companies accessed funds from two or even three buckets of federal aid. aviation-images.com/Universal Images Group/Getty The impact of an ongoing pandemic best fought by a population of shut-ins has devastated the travel industry: Airlines are hunkering down for a years-long recovery. Planemakers have slashed production plans. Cruise companies are all but shuttered, and hotels are doing eve...
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Why Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut Gambit Makes Little Sense For COVID-19

There’s a lot unknown about how best to mitigate the economic fallout of the growing coronavirus outbreak. But what has brought agreement among several economic experts is that the payroll tax holiday President Trump is currently pushing is an ineffective and inefficient way of dealing with any economic disruption COVID-19 causes. While such a measure has been employed in previous economic slowdowns, the particular economic risks that coronavirus poses — where people are going to be pulling b...
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Boy Scouts of America weighed down by red ink, high pay for execs before bankruptcy

As the Boy Scouts of America hurtled toward its historic bankruptcy over the past several years, signs of financial distress abounded: The national organization operated in the red — spending more than it took in — for five of the past six years. Membership fell 21 percent. Fundraising expenses doubled. The cost of outside legal consultants nearly tripled. And more than 5 percent of its net assets disappeared. All the while, pay for Boy Scouts’ top brass jumped more than 14 percent, with then-to...
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‘Shackleton’: Tom Hardy to Play the Famous Polar Explorer in New Biopic

Tom Hardy will soon return to the big screen as Eddie Brock in a sequel to his 2018 hit Venom, but he’s also planning to head south in a new survival thriller. Hardy will star in a biopic of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer who, after a disastrous crash in the Antarctic, led his expedition on a months-long journey to safety. Shackleton has been kicking around Hollywood for a while – last we heard, it was being set up as a reunion between Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant writ...
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Tom Hardy to Star as Explorer Ernest Shackleton in New Biopic

Tom Hardy to star as explorer Ernest Shackleton in Heyday Films’ new biopic According to Variety, Academy Award nominee Tom Hardy has officially signed on for the titular role in the long-in development biographical drama film titled Shackleton, which will center on the life of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. In partnership with David Heyman’s Heyday Films, Hardy will also be serving as a producer along with Dean Baker through their Hardy Son & Baker banner. “Tom and I were always ...
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Heyday Films Teams With Studiocanal, Hardy Son & Baker on ‘Shackleton’ Starring Tom Hardy (EXCLUSIVE)

David Heyman’s Heyday Films, the company behind this year’s hot Oscar contenders “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Marriage Story,” is set to produce “Shackleton,” the long-gestating biopic of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, with Tom Hardy on board to play the title role. Hardy will also produce the pic alongside Dean Baker […]
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'Medicare for All' is not a fantasy

In recent weeks several prominent Democrats have renewed the call for "Medicare for All." Despite the ensuing pushback, Dean Baker argues that the United States can afford the same guarantee to health care enjoyed by people in other wealthy countries.
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7 Benefits of a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike

(TNS)—Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve in June hiked rates for the second time in 2018, and there could be two more rate hikes before the end of the year, including one at this month’s Fed meeting. Sure, the increases mean it will cost more to borrow—but you’ll benefit from getting better rates on high-yield certificates of deposit. Healthier returns on CDs are only one gain from the Fed’s rate-raising campaign. Here’s how you can take advantage of other positive outcomes from Fe...
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Using state law to create loopholes to escape from the federal tax law.

"Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law" (NYT).Kirk Stark, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has suggested that states encourage residents to donate money to their state governments, then let the governments credit those donations against their state income taxes. Such donations would qualify as charitable donations, which are still fully deductible on federal taxes.Mr. Stark noted that such programs already existed, albeit in a much more lim...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Social Security, Dean Baker, Stark, University of California Los Angeles, Ann Althouse


Myths debunked: Physicians’ incomes are too high and they are the cause of rising health costs

It seems that whenever there is a discussion of health care costs in America, at least one critic pops up – usually more than one – who carps about physician fees, income, earnings, etc. and how they greatly impact rising health care costs. They don’t, and it is a false narrative to claim that they do, but critics continue to throw the charges out there in the expectation that some will stick. We hope that this blog will shed some light on the subject and that it will help put an end to the misi...
Tags: Health, America, Policy, New York Times, Princeton, Dean Baker, Reinhardt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Public Health & Policy, Uwe Reinhardt


Writer Steven Knight to Tackle Charles Dickens Novels for TV

Writer Steven Knight to tackle Charles Dickens novels for TV BBC One has announced that Peaky Blinders and Taboo writer Steven Knight will pen a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic novels for the UK network. Knight will use his trademark style to create a boxset of Dickens’ most iconic novels in the next few years, with A Christmas Carol lined up as the first to be adapted. Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and p...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Bbc, Britain, TV News, Charles Dickens, Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Moore, Baker, Steve, Carol, Steven, Dean Baker, Tom


Some 'Guess Gender' Played Into Yellen Ouster As 1st Woman Fed Reserve Chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly four years into Janet Yellen’s history-making turn as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, the economy is growing, the unemployment rate is low and the stock market is setting record highs. President Donald Trump says Yellen is a “spectacular person” and doing a “terrific job.” But he’s not offering her a second term, making her the first Fed chair in nearly 40 years not to be asked back. Some are questioning why the president is moving aside the glass-ceiling-sh...
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The Underappreciated Downside Of Those Factory Jobs Trump Wants To Save

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The Republican Thieves Who Stole Health Care

In their desperation to provide $600 billion in tax cuts to their rich campaign contributors, the Republicans have decided to abandon all the standard rules by which Congress has governed itself. The actions might seem extraordinary, but we know how desperately the richest people in the country need tax cuts, so who can complain if the normal procedures are not being followed? Unfortunately the debate over the “repeal and replacement” of Obamacare is being confused with a debate over health car...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Congress, Senate, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Dean Baker, Congressional Budget Office CBO, CBO, McConnell, Paul Ryan Mitch McConnell, AHCA, Congress Incredibly


Going Private: The Trump Administration’s Big Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s “infrastructure week” ended whatever hope any of us had that something positive could come out of this administration. It’s clear that his promise for rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is just another Trump scam. During his campaign, Trump repeatedly complained about the poor state of the country’s infrastructure. He had a point, as both the federal and state and local governments have cut back spending in recent years. It’s clear that his promise for rebuildi...
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Trump Family And Friends: In Your Pockets

Donald Trump has openly said that he doesn’t care at all about the rules that prohibit the president and those around him from profiting from their government positions. In breaking with longstanding precedent, he is holding on to his business empire and having his children run it as he carries on with the business of being president. With the government forced to pay the bills for the Secret Service to stay at his golf resorts and hotels, Trump obviously feels no compunction about gouging taxp...
Tags: Verizon, News, Wall Street, China, Xi Jinping, Federal Communications Commission, Food And Drug Administration, Secret Service, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Dean Baker, Ivanka Trump, Xi, Ichan


Getting Back to Full Employment: Maximizing America’s Workforce

Is America making the best use of its workforce? This has been one question that America has struggled to answer — under every administration, regardless of party affiliation. Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People contends that America can (and in fact must) do better when it comes to leveraging its resources for its workforce. The book analyzes the various issues and consequences of a world where full employment was again a reality. What is Getting Back to Full E...
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Trump Says Mexico And Canada Convinced Him To Stay In NAFTA

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was on the verge of withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement until the leaders of Mexico and Canada talked him out of it. “I was going to terminate NAFTA as of two or three days from now,” Trump said at the White House. But then, Trump said, he got phone calls from the leaders of Canada and Mexico, two men he likes very much. “They called me and they said, rather than terminating NAFTA, could you p...
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Bernie Sanders And Democrats Are Introducing A New $15 Minimum Wage Bill

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Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy

We seem poised for a great debate over tax policy in the next few months. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are likely to push for various plans to reduce taxes on the wealthy. Progressives, and hopefully most of the Democrats, will be fighting back. While concerns over deficits are hugely exaggerated, at the end of the day we will need some revenue, and it makes much more sense that it come from people like Donald Trump and his cabinet members than ordinary workers. While the tax debate...
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Critics Fear Donald Trump Is Backing Off China Trade Crackdown

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Filling In The Magic Asterisk: The Republican Reform Proposal

For years Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wowed the Washington pundit class by pushing his balanced budget proposals. Not only did he outline a plan for taxes and spending that balanced the budget and paid down the debt, he actually got the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to score the proposal, verifying his claims. As a practical matter, there was considerably less in these proposals than claimed. On the spending side, Ryan told CBO to assume a spending path for the domestically discretio...
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Trade Denialism Continues: Trade Really Did Kill Manufacturing Jobs

There have been a flood of opinion pieces and news stories in recent weeks wrongly telling people that it was not trade that led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in recent years, but rather automation. This means that all of those people who are worried about trade deficits costing jobs are simply being silly. The promulgators of the automation story want everyone to stop talking about trade and instead focus on education, technology, or whatever other item they can throw out as a distraction....
Tags: News, Washington Post, Mexico, China, Huffington Post, Nafta, Dean Baker


The Fed Goes High

Last week the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates for the third time in the last year and a half. This move did not get nearly as much attention as it deserves. The decision to raise interest rates was a conscious decision to slow the rate of economic growth and job creation. It will raise interest rates that people pay on credit cards, car loans, home mortgages and other types of debt. It will also raise the cost of borrowing for businesses looking to invest and state and local governm...
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Donald Trump's Silence On The Fed Interest Rate Hike Speaks Volumes

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