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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

The one who announced he’d set a minimum wage of $70K for his employees? It had all kinds of unforeseen ripple effects. Interesting story. Bookmark It

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Warner’s been collecting about $2 million a year in royalties off the Happy Birthday song. They can’t sing it on TV or in a movie without paying for it — now it turns out they never owned it in the first place, and they knew it! It was in the public domain: The filing also […]

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I just don’t understand why she won’t answer, because her refusal to answer is going to piss off twice as many people as answering would: Hillary Clinton took a strong stance on clean energy Monday, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, that her efforts to tackle climate change would parallel President John F. Kennedy’s […]

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This is interesting: A federal judge on Monday rejected Citizens United’s effort to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from demanding that the conservative group disclose more information about its major donors. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan refused to impose a preliminary injunction that would stop Schneiderman from requiring charities to disclose […]

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TechDirt has the scoop on this shocking/not shocking BFD of a story about Google and the Motion Picture Association of America: Earlier this month, we noted that the Hollywood studios were all resisting subpoenas from Google concerning their super cozy relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, whose highly questionable “investigation” of Google appeared to […]

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The donor wars

So reporters run stories like this about Democrats — without disclosing what industry lobbyists are giving to the Republican candidates. Most industries hedge their bets and give to both sides, so it would be good to know how much they give to Republicans, too: As immigration and incarceration issues become central to the 2016 presidential […]

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Way to go! On Tuesday, Senate Republicans invited Primerica President Peter Schneider to testify against proposed regulations that would protect retirement savings from sketchy financial schemes — and it didn’t take long before he wished they hadn’t. The Huffington Post’s Zach Carter reports that Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren wasted no time in embarrassing Scheider, whose […]

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The people who are helping to dismantle the Philadelphia School District, that is: When Superindentent Hite was brought to Philadelphia, his purpose was clear: enact the Boston Consulting Group’s plan for the School District of Philadelphia. This plan detailed the closing of dozens of schools in the district and a following reorganization of what was […]

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Yeah, I’ve never been able to figure out how the powers that be rationalize spying on behalf of big business. Why, it’s almost as if we’re owned by the multinational corps! These disclosures confirm what Edward Snowden said in an open letter to Brazil: Terrorism is primarily a mechanism to bolster public acquiescence for runaway […]

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Sure it is: A Montgomery County waste disposal company called Clean Earth is proposing to haul in 400,000 tons of gas industry waste– specifically treated drill cuttings. If its plans are approved by state regulators, the company would relocate its Williamsport-based processing facility to the airport grounds. It would pay to lease the land, then […]

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