Mitt Romney—how rich is he, really? The answer to that question can be found in these three graphs comparing his wealth to that of our last five presidents (you know, just normal middle-class dudes). No comparison, would be how to describe the graphs in two words. Insane, would be how to describe them in one. LOLOLOLOL, would be how to describe them on the internet.
Over at the Financial Times Cardiff Garcia has a great explanation about who coined the "fiscal cliff" (Ben Bernanke), why it has stuck, and why it's a dumb name ("If policymakers don’t work out a solution by January 1st, the harm is not immediate. Nor is it irreversible, nor is it even all that perilous at first.")
Also, Mr. Romney, if you're reading this, you are welcome to write for The Billfold. Maybe an "Ask a Rich Person" column, or whatever you want! We're open to suggestions and viewpoints here.
Remember when everyone was angry at Wall Street four years ago for creating a toxic culture of greed that put us on a direct path to a financial crisis? Rolling Stone would like to remind us that Mitt Romney was a part of that toxic culture.