Category: 9. Corporate Power is Protected

  • The Problem With the Laffer Curve

    Taxes aren’t only about raising revenue.

  • Companies Don't Want to Hire

    “The crisis in confidence is that capital quite enjoys the largess of the system it’s created… yet that system doesn’t serve anyone outside of that system. However, by lumping the problems of capital in with the problems of labour, the assertion is made that everyone is at risk. When actually, most non-financial companies are doing […]

  • Unsavvy People

    “[A]fter three years in which Very Serious People refused to hold the financial industry accountable, there’s a real grass-roots uprising against the Masters of the Universe. There will, of course, be the usual attempts to dismiss the whole thing based on trivialities. Look at the oddly dressed people acting out! So? Is it better when […]

  • The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling, and White Southern Extremism

    “Contradicting the mainstream media narrative that the Tea Party is a new populist movement that formed spontaneously in reaction to government bailouts or the Obama administration, the facts show that the Tea Party in Congress is merely the familiar old neo-Confederate Southern right under a new label. The threat of Southern Tea Party representatives and […]

  • Standard & Poor's Drives the Knife

    “In other words, Standard & Poor’s is threatening that if the ten-year budget deficit isn’t cut by $4 trillion in a credible and bipartisan way, you’ll pay more – even if the debt ceiling is lifted next week. … Who is Standard & Poor’s to tell America how much debt it has to shed in […]

  • Left in the Gutter

    “My stepmother never complained to us, always tried to keep us busy. I know she slept with some men in a sugar daddy arrangement so we would have at least some toys, and I remember the day my father came home being so furious with her. She lied, she was a cheater, and my little […]

  • Wielding Power

    “The only rational thought is that he’s gotten what he wants. That he wanted to protect the torturers. That he wanted to protect the banksters. That he wanted to solidify and increase the powers of an Imperial Presidency. That he wanted Health Care Reform that amounts to little more than a giveaway to the megacorporations […]

  • From Selma to Hooverville

    “There is only one party in America and both Obama and John Boehnner belong to it. How much more proof does one need? Obama’s legacy could have been as the Martin Luther King of his generation but instead he will be remembered as the Herbert Hoover.” Commenter on MetaFilter

  • Harvard Psychiatrists Who Advocated Antipsychotics for Kids Took $4.2M From Big Pharma

    “Three US psychiatrists, responsible for trailblazing the use of antipsychotic drugs in children, are facing sanctions for their failure to declare their acceptance of millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies between 2000 and 2007. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy Wilens, child psychiatrists at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, were first identified three […]

  • Aerosolized Pork Brain and Why You'll Never Eat SPAM Again

    “The symptoms were inconsistent with any known infections, and workers’ families were unaffected, so the disorder didn’t seem to be transmissible by human-to-human contact. Like Lachance, DeVries concluded that the illness had to be an autoimmune response, most likely triggered by something inside the plant. DeVries arranged a site visit for November 28. Accompanied by QPP […]