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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

There are few things more corrupt than the for-profit education industry, and the corruption is on both sides of the aisle. This may not be illegal, but it’s not exactly kosher, either: As the Obama administration cracks down on for-profit colleges, three former officials working on behalf of an investment firm run by President Barack […]

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Alligators, etc.

I remember being a kid and seeing “No swimming” signs at the local creek. We figured that meant it was okay to go wading, so: When unspeakable tragedies occur, it seems to be human nature to ask the questions, why and how. Why did this terrible event happen? How could this have been prevented? When […]

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Embed from Getty Images You always look at Ivanka Trump and wonder how she sprang from her father’s fetid and probably stumpy penis: she is really elegant and classy and has a low throaty voice and doesn’t talk like a particularly dull 11-year-old. She makes Donald Trump look, if not good, somehow, somewhat, better. So […]

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An independent federal report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) found that the trade agreement between 12 countries would have only modest benefits to the U.S. economy and job growth. The report was mandated by US law as a final step before President Obama could send legislature to Congress for a vote. The highly anticipated report, […]

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This Ben Whitley piece is not all that convincing to me. My experience is that doctors are all too eager to punish the same outcomes with midwives they would excuse in physicians. Birth isn’t 100% predictable, as ob-gyns are happy to point out when it suits them: In light of what is being called the […]

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What a despicable man he is: During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah’s at Trump Plaza. The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s father, finished its […]

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Politico has the interview with Phil Griffin. Yeah. Griffin cast the rebranding as just one more stage in MSNBC’s “evolution.” “MSNBC will turn 20 this year on July 15,” he said. “There have been so many evolutions, and look if you don’t evolve, in any medium, you’re going to lose. So I think we’ve been […]

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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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Climate-conscious investors are preparing to deliver two top U.S. energy companies an unprecedented rebuke at annual shareholder meetings Wednesday. A month after world leaders came together to sign the historic Paris Agreement, cementing a promise to keep the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a record number of shareholder groups have backed proposals […]

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Again: If they help you, fine. Not a moral question but a medical one: Are anti-depressants perpetuating the very thing they’re supposed to help? Yet another reason I think Big Pharma should be nationalized: This study “confirms that the full degree of harm of antidepressants is not reported,” says Joanna Moncrieff, a psychiatrist and researcher […]

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