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Posts Tagged ‘Corporatism’

May 2nd, 2018 - 12:53 pm § in Hypocrisy, Repugnants, The Ave Scene

Bezos vs Seattle: Amazon fights back

 Amazon has paused construction planning on a new downtown Seattle tower as the City Council considers a new tax on large employers  The action is a bold political move of the kind Amazon has rarely made in Seattle and could lend weight to a big-business backlash against the proposed tax.  A maj[...]

December 19th, 2017 - 1:05 am § in Misc.

Walmart

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November 4th, 2017 - 7:38 am § in Misc.

The Newest of the New

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October 27th, 2017 - 3:43 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

Oct 27: Anniversary of Reagan’s Great Speech

This speech is said to have launched his career as a politician.[...]

October 15th, 2017 - 9:12 am § in Misc.

Do Westworld’s Robots Poop?

Why Is HBO Refusing To Deny That Westworld’s Robots Poop?  Ashley Feinberg HBO’s Westworld, the haunting tale of what can happen when cowboy sex robots go awry, spent its first season unwrapping many of the mysteries that so captivated its audience—save, that is, the question that has tor[...]

July 18th, 2017 - 10:41 am § in Misc.

Alt Right KOMO owner defends “must-run” pro-Trump stories.

Sinclair Broadcasting, the conservative network , now owns KOMO Sinclair executive defends company from ‘biased’ media in internal memo Sinclair is trying to rally the troops against what they say is inaccurate media coverage by competitors and biased media. POLITICO.COM|BY HADAS GOLD[...]

July 6th, 2017 - 1:12 am § in America

President Trump: Bringing The Golden Arches to Yellowstone

Quietly approved reforms by National Park Service allow corporate sponsorship and advertisements called a “disgrace” by public advocacy group New rules quietly given final approval over the fourth of July holiday will allow national parks in the United States to expand corporate sponsors[...]

July 3rd, 2017 - 9:30 am § in Misc.

Sweetheart Tax Deal in State Budget

How tax cuts for business showed up — quietly — in state budget as homeowner taxes increased A big tax cut for manufacturing businesses was passed by the Legislature with little public notice after a last-minute demand from Republicans during budget talks to avoid a government shutdown.  [...]

June 28th, 2017 - 12:00 am § in Misc., Science

The For Profit Monopoly That Dominates Science

An industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google   Abstracted from an article by Stephen Buranyi in the Guardian   ….. Scientists create work under their own direction – funded largely by governments – and give it to publishers for free ….. it is as if the New Yorke[...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 8:26 am § in Jefferson

Failure of Democracy in The US

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties Senate leaders are writing legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act without a single hearing on the bill and without an open drafting session. NYTIMES.COM[...]