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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

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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Not for contractors, of course, but for a lot of people: The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups. The regulations, which were last updated more than a decade ago, would let full-time […]

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This is interesting: Snapchat is social media’s newest darling because it allows users to post videos using previously unavailable filters and snaps automatically delete after they are opened by the recipient. This has created a sense of urgency in users to view snaps once opened because they are available for a limited time. One of […]

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Presidential candidates from both parties swept through my state last month, stumping about the need to bring more factory jobs to Ohio and across the country. They forgot to mention one thing: Many of the new factory jobs that politicians celebrate at ribbon cuttings across the country pay barely more than what you find at […]

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Today we learn of another puzzle piece regarding Herr Trump’s shady financial dealings and wow, this one is a doozy. For months, Herr Trump has been dodging requests to show his taxes and just yesterday said “There’s nothing to learn from them.” Ironic, considering in 2012 he publicly blasted Mitt Romney for being slow to […]

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Here’s a little something I wrote back in 2013 that still applies: “I don’t care if you fuck an elephant, just so long as you don’t cover the circus.” — Abe Rosenthal, with a quote made famous after he fired a New York Times reporter who was sleeping with one of her sources. It boils […]

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During the worst of the recession, employers demanded workers with multiple skill sets because they wanted to replace two workers with one. Now they’re bitching: In a separate report, the National Federation of Independent Business said small businesses continued to report a shortage of qualified workers to fill job openings, with some saying they had […]

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By new EU austerity measures: During the debate, opposition parties argued pension cuts and tax hikes would prove recessionary, dealing another blow to a population fatigued by years of austerity. “The measures will be a tombstone for growth prospects,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy party which leads in opinion polls. Tsipras […]

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