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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

Kind of crazy that it took this long to get the ball rolling on research. I knew a shrink who was using MDMA back in 1973: Almost immediately after Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD in the 1940s, research on psychedelic drugs took off. These consciousness-altering drugs showed promise for treating anxiety, depression, […]

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Imagine that: When people know the Kochs want someone elected, they don’t want them! I applaud the citizens of Michigan for being awake enough to understand: The Koch brothers’ front group Freedom Partners abruptly canceled $1.1 million in ads in Michigan aimed to help elect Republicans last week, according to Politico. Did the brothers Koch look at […]

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The story of the JPMorgan mortgage derivative that helped crash the economy.

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This sounds really familiar, doesn’t it? Why, it’s almost as if charging people for free service calls is some kind of Comcast policy (as I wrote about just the other day): It’s no secret that America is often unhappy with Comcast customer service, as the cable provider has ranked dangerously low in recent surveys in […]

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Paul Krugman: More commonly, self-proclaimed libertarians deal with the problem of market failure both by pretending that it doesn’t happen and by imagining government as much worse than it really is. We’re living in an Ayn Rand novel, they insist. (No, we aren’t.) We have more than a hundred different welfare programs, they tell us, […]

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I keep going back and forth between thinking I should do economic triage and vote for any Democrat that runs in 2016 — and wondering if I should vote at all. Every time I listen to Russell Brand, I find myself leaning more and more in his direction:

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I am surprised at how incredibly hostile and dismissive some Dems get when I point this out — you know, as if talking about the truth somehow gives some massive advantage to the other team, and preventing that is more important than acknowledging what’s happening: The U.S. economy earlier this year recovered all the jobs […]

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His show is really hard-hitting, I’m surprised he’s still on the air!

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Boy, NBC really doesn’t have a clue why we hated David Gregory, or they wouldn’t be replacing him with someone so similar: Chuck Todd, a political obsessive and rabid sports fan, is the likely successor to David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” with the change expected to be announced in coming weeks, according […]

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From Business Insider: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got her way on Tuesday when the Federal Reserve rejected the living will plans for most Wall Street banks. Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase all had their plans rejected.* The concept of living wills was born of the financial crisis, when regulators and politicians realized that […]

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