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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

Even without “Norma Rae,” it looks like the next generation is wising up! Good news: Six out of every 10 Americans now supports labor unions – a phenomenal five-point jump over the previous year. That’s the latest from a Gallup poll released this week showing that during the past year, Americans’ approval of unions skyrocketed […]

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Uh oh. I predict the World Bank and the IMF are going to have to stage an intervention — or maybe even a coup! From studies indicating their glyphosate-containing herbicide to be linked with a list of degenerative health concerns, to Dr. Oz being smear-campaigned by the big agriculture company, it’s very clear that there […]

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Imagine that

Real pumpkin? My goodness! Last August, food blogger Vani Hari wrote a critique of what’s inside the coffee company’s most popular seasonal drink, which wasn’t publicly available. After back-and-forth emails with Starbucks representatives, Hari got the list of ingredients: milk, caramel coloring, “natural and artificial flavors,” lots of sugar, and no real pumpkin. Hari’s blog […]

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ProPublica Read Main Story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Pep Montserrat, special to ProPublica A Trail of Evidence Leading to AT&T’s Partnership with the NSA Documents provided by Edward Snowden mention a special relationship between the National Security Agency and an unnamed telecommunications company. Here’s how we figured out that’s AT&T. by […]

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Link: Bo Olson was one of them. He lasted less than two years in a book marketing role and said that his enduring image was watching people weep in the office, a sight other workers described as well. “You walk out of a conference room and you’ll see a grown man covering his face,” he […]

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The good folks at The Guardian follow the money: Republican presidential candidates have banked millions of dollars in donations from a small number of mega-rich individuals and corporations with close ties to the fossil fuel industries that stand to lose the most from the fight against climate change. Eight out of the 17 GOP figures […]

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I’ve always heard awful, awful things about DuPont, a company that pretty much owns the feudal state of Delaware and considers employees to be serfs. This Intercept story is illustrative: Concerns about the safety of Teflon, C8, and other long-chain perfluorinated chemicals first came to wide public attention more than a decade ago, but the […]

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Unless you’re one of the highly-sought-after higher brackets, like her, and then it’s perfectly okay! The woman who destroyed HP makes me cringe: Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said Sunday that she would oppose a government requirement to give workers in the private sector paid maternity or paternity leave. “I don’t think it’s the role […]

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Because a giveaway to Big Pharma is really unpopular — but without it, Republicans don’t want to support the bill: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal the United States is negotiating with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, is a big, complicated document. But if you want to boil the fight over the deal down to […]

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What kind of reporter would go to an event like this and agree to these rules? This weekend, Charles and David Koch’s Freedom Partners hosted five Republican presidential hopefuls and hundreds of top conservative donors at the St. Regis Monarch Beach luxury resort in California. The tax-exempt organization, which has been dubbed the Koch Brothers’ […]

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