Can we please fix some infrastructure now? You’re looking at the biggest story involving the federal budget and a crucial one for the future of the American economy. Every year for the last six years in a row, the Congressional Budget Office has reduced its estimate for how much the federal government will need to […]
Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'
So many companies use this nasty trick, and I’m really glad they ruled against them. Let’s see if it goes to SCOTUS: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that 2,300 drivers working for FedEx Corp. in California were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, the company may owe its drivers hundreds […]
Isn’t this thoughtful? Pop quiz, teachers: Would you like to inject a strong dose of libertarianism into the curriculum you take back to school this fall? If you answered yes, then a Koch-funded think tank has exactly what you need. And it won’t cost you or your school a penny. The EDvantage, a project of […]
Not to beat a dead horse, but you really need to let your electeds know you oppose the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. It will only spread the misery and exploitation to an even larger segment of America: Setting limits on data and charging extra when customers exceed them is precisely the type of scheme that […]
Working for one of these for-profit schools was the most disgusting experience I’ve ever had. It made me feel slimy.
And apparently, they’re not even moving their headquarters to avoid taxes, as first thought. It’s to appease Canadian regulators: Updated, 8:45 a.m. | Burger King Worldwide agreed on Tuesday to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the biggest fast-food operations in the world – with a little […]
David Dayen warns that Big Shitpile was never really fixed and that all the “extend and pretend” programs propping it up are about to run out. Wheee! Go read the whole thing, of course: We are nearly eight years removed from the beginnings of the foreclosure crisis, with over five million homes lost. So it […]
I don’t have a problem with pension funds being repaid per se, but it seems crazy to me that no one seems to give a shit about helping the individual homeowners whose lives were ruined by this pirate banking system: As with the preceding JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup deals, questions have arisen about how much […]
That deregulating the movement of hazardous substances would be so… hazardous? Today the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on the July 6th, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The report produced a strong reaction from Keith Stewart, Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy Campaign coordinator. “This report is a searing indictment […]