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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

Paul Ryan is not working for his constituents, and neither are many of his cohorts in Congress. They are working to increase the profit margins of health insurance companies, period. Speaker Ryan wants to remove the provision of the president’s signature health care legislation that prevents insurance companies from denying care to those with pre-existing […]

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I think we all relate; so many people who are struggling like this. Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency: I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my […]

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& Partners: I can tell you from personal experience over the last several months, having met with countless investors and leaders of media companies and editors and writers and technologists in the media world that there is a desperate belief that The Problem can be solved with the New Thing. And goddammit someone must have […]

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UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest commercial health insurer, made good on a six-month-old threat and announced Tuesday that it will pull out of Affordable Care Act exchanges in all but “a handful of states” after this year. The questions that raises are: Will that hurt? And, if so, who does it hurt? United had previously […]

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I never like to read this: A leak at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state has prompted warnings of “catastrophic” consequences, as workers attempt to clean up more than eight inches of toxic waste from one of 28 underground tanks holding radioactive materials leftover from plutonium production. Alarms on the site began sounding on […]

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Some days you can’t even imagine what’s going on in people’s heads. The Charlotte Observer reports that the Rev. William Barber, who suffers from an arthritic disability, purchased two seats on a flight from Washington to Raleigh/Durham. A person behind him complained loudly about Barber’s seating arrangement. “Barber said the other passenger said ‘he had […]

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AT&T Seeks to Elminate Land Line Phones in California by Miriam Rafferty April 12, 2016 (Sacramento) – Yesterday the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce heard AB 2395, a measure that aims to eliminate hard-wired land line phones in California communities where cabled fiber optic connections are not available or are too expensive to install, […]

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I read both this letter and the original story that prompted it in the New York Times, and was shaking my damn head. This is the economy that’s forced so many people over 60 into the gig economy, precisely at a time when their bodies are screaming at them to slow down. You can see […]

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Everyone who saw it thought this was going to be the big story yesterday, but Bernie pushed it off the radar:

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The video above is former CEO of Massey Energy speaking the language of Big Coal Lies to his audience, back in his salad days when he was riding high as an official of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Those days are behind him now, and he’s heading off to jail for a year. Blankenship also […]

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