Ain’t Nothing But a Bling Thing


Over at the Mother Jones mother ship today, you can find a handy quiz I put together for the latest issue challenging your ability to distinguish between rappers and libertarians. Can you tell the gun-and-gold-loving, tax-hating libertarians from the gun-and-gold-loving, tax-hating rappers?

It’s a tough exercise. How’d you do? Feel free to post your score in comments. Here are a few questions that didn’t make the final cut, but are almost as challenging:

Q: Lists “The Case for Gold” among signature works.
A: Libertarian—Ron Paul.

Q: This recent contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” owes almost $1 million in state and federal tax liens in California, New York and New Jersey.
A. Rapper—Lil’ Kim.

While we’re at it, who can forget J-Zone’s 2002 classic “Pimps Don’t Pay Taxes.” And here’s a list of the top 10 tax-evading rappers.

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.