When his skyscraper proved a disappointment, Donald Trump defaulted on his loans, sued his bank, got much of the debt forgiven — and largely avoided paying taxes on it.
Tom SugrueIn 2010 alone, almost 1.2 million Americans suffered foreclosures on their properties. GOP: “It’s their fault.” Since 2010, Trump’s lenders have forgiven about $287 million in debt that he failed to repay. GOP: “He’s just a smart businessman.” #corrupt
Tom SugrueA devastating loss: @AFlemingEsq was a compassionate, brilliant scholar+prof @GeorgetownLaw. As one of her advisors, I learned so much from her. Her book, City of Debtors, a history of predatory lending and debt is essential. Her life was way too short.
Redlining helped reshape the urban landscape of U.S. cities. It also left communities of color far more vulnerable to rising heat.
Tom SugrueMore compelling evidence of the long-term damage wrought by redlining: neighborhoods that have faced decades of disinvestment are especially vulnerable to high temperatures and resulting negative health outcomes.