Category: Corporations

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Cynthia Peters: How Quaint When the Corporate Media Notices Its Corporate-ness

The mainstream media’s task is to deliver the purchasing power of the largest possible segment of the population to companies with products to sell

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Paul Street: Democracy Wrecked Again: On the Fast Track of Corporate Authoritarianism

Washington runs on corporate and financial cash, connections, reach, and propaganda, not public opinion

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Lawrence Wittner: The Sad Case of Start-Up NY

For several decades, state and local governments have been showering private businesses with tax breaks and direct subsidies based on the theory that this practice fosters economic development and, therefore, job growth. But does it?

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Paul Street: From Watergate to Deflategate

One useful measure of a political culture’s moral level is the nature of what counts as a terrible outrage, disgrace, or scandal in that culture

Rick Falkvinge: Google Chrome Listening In

Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmitting audio data back to Google

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Diana Johnstone: Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power

The United States insists on imposing a system of global “free enterprise” that inevitably breeds all kinds of unmanageable corruption, but then tries to make it look good by cracking down selectively on corruption

Steven Greenhouse: How Walmart Persuades Its Workers Not to Unionize

America’s largest private employer cares a lot about preventing its workers from organizing, a leaked training video reveals

Andy Piascik: Save the US Postal Service Before It’s Too Late

The public should join postal workers to demand an end to the contracts with Staples and Walmart and an end to postal facility closures

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George Monbiot: Amputating Life Close to Its Base

People who had spent the preceding years laying out exultant visions of a better world, of the grand creative projects they planned, of adventure and discovery, were suddenly sucked into the mouths of corporations dangling money like angler fish

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Patrick Bond: World Soccer Corruption, Africa’s ‘Illicit Financial Flows’ and Elite Silences

If there is anywhere deserving of corporate corruption probes to the extent of the FIFA investigation, it is Washington itself

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