Paypal co-founder Max Levchin sat down with Yahoo! Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer to discuss his business experience and weigh in on many hot topics including socialism. He rejected progressive calls for “redistribution” from politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

During the Influencers episode released Sept. 5, Serwer asked Levchin what he thinks of Ocasio-Cortez and others “looking to address wealth and income inequality for example by raising taxes on rich people.”



Chris Pratt has gotten himself into some hot water in the last couple of days for wearing the classic Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag T-shirt. It’s racist, don’t ya know, having been adopted by Idaho Hitler Youth groups and Waffen SS sewing circles. But then again, some portion of Americans are dumb enough to let Colin “Pig Socks” Kaepernick tell them the Betsy Ross flag symbolizes slavery. Why not go down this rabbit hole too?



One company started marketing “makeup for men” and people are freaking out – but it’s not who you might think. Although the brand War Paint has been out for months, the UK company’s male makeup line went viral with a video tweet on May 8. Now, to most people, the objectionable part is simply a man wearing make up. But to the woke left on Twitter and their chroniclers in the media, the problem is War Paint’s toxic masculinity, male insecurity, cultural appropriation, and lack of inclusive shades.



How do millionaire entrepreneurs feel about the government taking more of their money?

Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer found out when he invited one of them on his Influencers show April 12. He asked entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck (also called Gary Vee) about “politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who says [sic] we should have more government involvement in terms of people making higher wages.” For him, the matter had less to do with how much of his hard-earned money is given away, and more to do with how it would be spent.



The liberal media launched an offensive against both of President Donald Trump’s selections for the Federal Reserve board of governors.

The media have outdone themselves slinging mud at the “controversial” and “unqualified” picks of economics writer and Club for Growth founder Stephen Moore and millionaire businessman, former CEO and former presidential candidate Herman Cain. Cain also served as a director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Directors provide “insight on current and emerging issues” in the business community.



In spite of growing wages, extremely low unemployment and nearly 3 percent economic growth in 2018, the liberal media are becoming obsessed with recession. It didn’t matter that CFOs were confident the U.S. economy “will not experience a recession” in 2019. They were fixated by recession prospects in March anyway.

Every. Single. Day.



Even though things have recently been hurtling downhill for Empire actor Jussie Smollett, the gay celebrity still has at least one person in his corner: black actress and singer Queen Latifah. Despite Smollett facing felony charges filed by the Chicago Police Department regarding an alleged “hate crime” that took place on January 29, Latifah said during a television interview that -- in this case at least -- she subscribes to the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.”



Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media?” Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-lately debunker. And everyone's making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle?



President Trump spoke about important topics to our country like abortion, adoption and religious liberty at the National Prayer Breakfast, but his critics instead focused on a word slipup to bash and mock him on Thursday.



The scribes at Yahoo News discovered something far more pressing and their scoop showed up on cellphones from coast to coast on December 26. A fashion writer named Kerry Justich uncovered a national outrage, apparently. Her headline: “Melania Trump gets mocked for wearing Timberland boots while visiting the troops.” 



He can't save the Arizona Cardinals from a losing season, but progressive rookie quarterback Josh Rosen wants to save the world from so-called global warming. In Frank Schwab's Yahoo Sports story, Rosen is an Al Gore sound-alike who says the debate on climate change is over and the only question is if the earth will survive with humans on it. Schwab ignored Rosen's politics, but the tactless athlete has also been seen playing golf while wearing an "F Trump" hat -- at the Trump National Golf Club.



Yahoo Sports' Jason Owens leaves no doubt as to his partiality in the ongoing NFL protest controversy. He's against President Donald Trump, with Colin Kaepernick and definitely all-in with a brand new protest by the New Orleans' Saints SJW running back Alvin Kamara.