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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

One of the reasons I’m always so pissed at Obama for going along with austerity cuts is the loss of vital services, and his apparent inability to effectively advocate for them. I kept waiting to hear him make this speech: “Let me be clear. What these Republican cuts mean are increasing numbers of illness and […]

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This is a couple of weeks old, but still quite relevant: Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end in just a few days,” he said, adding that “we are preparing to […]

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This is interesting. I’m not fond of FedEx, they’re big union busters. So it wouldn’t break my heart to see them get slammed, but they do have a point: SAN FRANCISCO — FedEX has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of shipping powerful prescription drugs for illegal online pharmacies, the latest major […]

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They get to deduct a lot of it from their taxes. A mere slap on the wrist, as usual: WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. The agreement announced Monday comes weeks after talks between the sides broke […]

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Flashbacks! Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in — by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep. So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”). […]

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This time, for disability coverage: Issa’s implication is that almost all the applicants approved by these judges are unworthy. He’s hoping to shock taxpayers by stating that between 2005 and 2013, the judges “placed over 3.2 million people on federal disability programs at a total cost of nearly one trillion dollars.” There’s a good lesson […]

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Juan Cole: While it is true that you don’t typically have to bribe your postman to deliver the mail in the US, in many key ways America’s political and financial practices make it in absolute terms far more corrupt than the usual global South suspects. After all, the US economy is worth over $16 trillion […]

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The insurance industry is a particularly nasty and dishonest one, and this doesn’t surprise me one bit: It was a nasty car crash, but not an extraordinary one. Sherri Berg’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was hit hard by a car as she pulled onto a highway. The vehicle spun four times and struck a pole, but […]

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Now let’s see what happens: The “super PAC to end all super PACs” reached its fund-raising goal in just over two months, but now comes the hard part: winning elections. The Mayday PAC, a project begun May 1 by the Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, seeks to elect a Congress that will achieve “fundamental […]

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No wonder they hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau! Via The Nation: For more than forty years, the Supreme Court’s conservatives have been engaged in a campaign to shut the courthouse door to consumers, working people, small businesses and others seeking redress for corporate wrongdoing. In recent years, and especially since Chief Justice John Roberts […]

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