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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

When Americans fought for their rights:

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So sick of these businesses who can’t even extend human kindness to the people who help them make their money: Last week, a delivery driver for a restaurant in Napierville, Illinois made what he thought was a reasonable request–he needed time off to have cancer surgery. He says that his manager responded in about the […]

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No, really. They’re not even Swedish! They’re a “charity” that’s based in the Netherlands, allegedly to promote design and architecture. But they don’t spend much of their money – they seem to be a big old tax shelter: Ikea’s association with Swedishness and Swedish values is so ironic that one would be hard pressed to […]

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Real shocker, right? We might be out of this mess by now if they’d thrown these people in jail: U.S. government protection of big banks is a policy the Obama administration has adamantly denied, but during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Friday, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, candidly […]

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Driftglass with his roundup of the horrible Sunday talk shows.

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Artists and writers these days are forging new territory, because not only are they trying to create something meaningful during a depression, they have additional factors that make it even harder: school loans, terrible jobs, and lack of the government WPA program they kept artists alive during the Great Depression. It’s always the artist who […]

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Via the Intercept, a story we should all be watching: Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of […]

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If this keeps up, I won’t have anyplace left to shop! Kmart will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year and remain open for 42 hours, meaning that many employees will have to come to work to staff shifts. While the company says it tries to fill the slots with volunteers […]

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Do you suppose there is anyone in the entire country who’s surprised by this? I imagine even the nursery school set has caught on by now: From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents — courtesy of a source inside the United States government. The banker came to […]

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