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AT&T and Verizon think Slow Internet is “Fast Enough”

AT&T fat cat

The common understanding among big-government proponents (which includes pretty much anyone who has ever voted Republican or Democrat) is that the civil government actually protects its citizens from greedy corporate interests. But what if regulation is actually one of the

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Fiat CEO: "Don't Buy Our Electric Cars"

Fiat 500e

As much as I don’t like admitting that Obama was right about something, perhaps he did choose the right man to head up Chrysler. (But don’t worry; all the other problems with that merger still ensure that Obama comes out in

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Obama’s Perfect Track Record on Crony Capitalism

solyndra crony capitalism

It seems like Obama would try to be a little less transparent about the crony capitalism that has marked his administration. But apparently, it doesn’t matter to his supporters what he does. A tip for big corporations jockeying for favors

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Study: Anti-Anxiety Drugs Are Killing You

xanax

Legal drugs in the land of Big Pharma are the worst. The side effects on some drugs are hilarious. I’ve seen multiple anti-depressants that cited “suicidal tendencies” as a side effect. What? “I’m not sad anymore at all, doctor. But

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GM is Alive; At Least Twelve GM Owners Are Not

Original 5 tower GM complex, John Portman, 1977

For me, the most frustrating part of the massive bailout for the failing big businesses of America (like GM and the big banking interests) is not how much money the taxpayers had to shell out (though that was rather frustrating).

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Google “Partnering” with Corrupt FDA to Regulate Online Pharmacies

Drug Money

An article in the National Journal has the headline “How Google is Trying to Protect Your Drug Supply.” That sounds nice doesn’t it? Your drug supply. The article outlines how Google is now partnering with federal agencies (mostly the FDA)

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Comcast, Lobbyists, and Revolving Doors

OpenStack Summit Keynote - Comcast

There’s a deal on the table for Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable, which would make Comcast by far the biggest cable provider in the nation. And there is a lot of back and forth as to whether or not

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What They Call Capitalism Isn’t Capitalism At All

This isn't Capitalism

When most leftists and liberals decry the current American system, they talk about income inequality, corporate welfare, big business lobbying, and the like. They tend to call these things “the evils of capitalism” or something similar. Well, I have good

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The Majority of Congress Members are Millionaires

Obama Speech to Joint Session of Millionaires

Well, you can add another moniker to the list for everyone’s least favorite Congress of all time. We already have “Do-Nothing Congress.” Now, there’s “Congress of Millionaires.” That’s right. In a time when unemployment is worse than ever (having dipped

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Italian Fiat Finishes Buying Out Taxpayer-Funded Chrysler

fiat-chrysler-ceo-sergio-marchionne-1

Remember how Obama summed up his first-term successes with the pithy “Bin Laden’s dead and GM is alive”? Well, I think reports of GM’s life have been greatly exaggerated.1 Fiat just finished buying out Chrysler, propped up by billions of

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Obama Calls Losing $10 Billion a Success

Emperor Obama

“When I took office, the American auto industry – the heartbeat of American manufacturing – was on the verge of collapse…As President, I refused to let that happen. I refused to walk away from American workers and an iconic American

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Citizens of Iceland Overthrow Government Over Bank Fraud

pots and pans revolution

Consider a country where banking interests balloon debt by lending to people who cannot possibly pay back their loans. These toxic assets then threaten to destroy the national economy. Banking interests plead with the civil government to rescue them for

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