Ron Lauder

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    How Billionaires, like Ron Lauder, Avoid Paying Taxes

    ​Ever wonder how the super rich avoid paying all those taxes? Well, the New York Times has an interesting takeout here on all the shenanigans folks like Ron Lauder, of Estee Lauder, do to shelter their billions. According to the Times' David Kocieniewski, Lauder, worth $3.1 billion, donates h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    One Man, One Vote: "No" and "No" on Charter Q's

    Stan Shaw​For what it's worth, this voter will bubble in "NO" and "NO" again to the two Charter revision questions on the flip side of today's ballot. Question #1, Term Limits, is Mike Bloomberg's payback to fellow billionaire Ron Lauder who agreed not to oppose the mayor's 2008 coup to give h ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 22, 2010
  • News

    November 19, 2008

    The Transformation of Mike Bloomberg

    How the benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Partial-Blogging The Term Limits Bill Signing

    Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Vallone Sr. Joins Son in Endorsing Endless Incumbency

    Just after his councilmember son delivered his agonized endorsement of Bloomberg's term-limits overthrow -- or maybe just before, if you consider the press time -- former council speaker Peter F. Vallone comes out for term limits repeal in today's Queens Gazette. Vallone pere argues that Ron Laud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    For 3rd Term, Bloomberg Will Face Ethics Charges, Spend $80-100 Million (or More!)

    A Quinnipiac poll says most New Yorkers approve of Mayor Bloomberg's term limits overthrow, but that isn't stopping Common Cause and NYPIRG from filing a complaint with the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, charging that Bloomberg violated Section 2604(b)(2) of the conflicts code (the part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Morning Papers: Rich Guy Gets Cold Feet on Term Limits, NYers Expatriate for Money, Etc.

    There's no pleasing him: The New York Times reports that Ron Lauder, whose reversal on term limits helped pave the way for Bloomberg's third-term bid, worries that the City Council's planned overturn of term limits will be permanent, not the one-time shot he had endorsed to keep Bloomberg in office, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Rich Guy Backs Other Rich Guy

    Longtime term-limits foe Ron Lauder tell the New York Post he'll back a "one-time extension from eight years to 12 years" for his fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg because he's been such an awesome mayor. The Post is ecstatic -- "Run Mike Run," cries its editorial page, and David Seifman says, "Who' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: The Politics of No-Tomorrow

    Would this strike be happening if Governor George Pataki were running for re-election next year? Would Mike Bloomberg's city be shut down if the expiration date on the Transport Workers Union's contract were September or October, when he reached pre-election settlements with half a dozen city unions ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Council Orgy

    Erasing term limits and contribution caps amid a speaker battle

  • News

    January 18, 2005

    Thunder on the Right

    Ognibene marshals his troops

  • News

    October 28, 2003

    Vote Yes for Nonpartisan Elections

    Bloomberg's Proposal Is Better Than Our Sham System

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    Pataki's Favorite Conservatives

    Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough