Tag Archives: Corporatism

The Oligarchy At Work

Gotta love “closed door” negotiations between multinational business and the U.S. Government to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership: I don’t even know what to say about something like this. I wrote about the leaked copy of this treaty a few weeks ago, and the … Continue reading

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Corporatism On Display

We need a government which is stronger than the private sector otherwise we no longer have a democracy: In Chicago and Washington Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency held the first of its hearings on a carbon pollution standard for new … Continue reading

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A Job Creator Steps Out Of Line

We should know by now that the Voodoo Economics of Reagan, et al, was total horse shit. The rich got richer, and the rest of us got screwed. And yet, in 2012, the republicans are allowed to continue to lie, … Continue reading

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What Is A Bank, Anyway?

I remember when we had savings and loans, and trying to figure out the difference between that and a bank. I don’t remember the answer now, but that’s OK because we don’t have any Savings and Loans anymore. Hmm, I wonder … Continue reading

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Self-Evident Questions

The longest running and most fruitless war in our nation’s history is the War on Drugs. Guided initially by knee-jerk puritanical tendencies, there have become many new drivers for this so-called war. Racism is one, and profit is another. The self-evident … Continue reading

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Mittens Goes Union Busting

In the good old days Robber Barons could just kill those peaky peasants who got in their way. The rise of unions helped put that behind us (mostly), and Mitt Romney is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it … Continue reading

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You Say Amoral, I Say Immoral

Oftentimes corporations are called immoral, and a bunch of pointy-heads pooh-pooh the idea claiming that corporations are at worst amoral. That is, they are not inherently good or bad; it depends on the decisions of individuals to determine morality. Corporations … Continue reading

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This Won’t End Well

In these times, taking down the (public aspects of) websites of the U.S. Justice Department, Universal Music Group, the RIAA, the MPAA, the U.S. Copyright Office, and the FBI is a bad idea. Ever hear of the Patriot Act? Or … Continue reading

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Corporatism 2.0

The internet seems to be following the path of all things – socialize the losses and privatize the profits. Now that the federal government has spent decades developing the infrastructure (technical, if not physical) of the internet, the corporations are … Continue reading

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OWS In Charts

When not ignoring the Occupy Wall Street movement, our media has been derisive and dismissive of the various ideas involved, and also targeted scorn at the people making a stand. Jon Stewart had a good wrap-up of the disparity in media … Continue reading

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