Category: Corporations

Sharon Lerner: Gilead Sciences Backs Off Monopoly Claim for Promising Coronavirus Drug

“Gilead is notorious for price gouging. Gilead holds the key to bringing down and ending both HIV and hep C epidemics, and in both cases, prices have played a real factor in our inability to stop both epidemics. And that’s terrifying.”

Sarah Anderson: Why CEO pay belongs at the center of the coronavirus bailout debate

he fact that so many Americans are facing dire circumstances now is a direct result of the exploitation economy and we should take this opportunity to change it

Matt Smith: Inside Amazon During the COVID-19 Crisis

Putting Profits Before Workers’ Safety

Sharon Lerner: “Rare Disease” Status Potentially Limitis Affordability

“It’s absurd that this would happen in the middle of an epidemic when everything is in short supply.”

Lee Fang: Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices for Coronavirus

the largest voices in the health care industry stand to gain from billions of dollars in emergency spending on the pandemic, as do the bankers and investors who invest in health care companies

Dean Baker: Can Coronavirus Force Policy Types to Think Clearly About Intellectual Property?

Those folks who support longer and stronger patent and related protections are anti-globalizers, trying to lock down technology. They are welcome to hold that position, but they are liars if they call themselves “globalizers.”

Norman Solomon: The Escalating Class War Against Bernie Sanders

“If there is going to be class warfare in this country,” Bernie Sanders told the Iowa AFL-CIO convention last summer, “it’s time that the working class of this country won that war and not just the corporate elite.”

Steve Early: VoteVets for Buttigieg

Who’s Really Keeping Us in The Dark About Campaign Funding?

Sam Pizzigati: A Silicon Valley Life Lesson

A new civic group report is calling living conditions ‘harsh’ in California’s high-tech hotspot

Jeff Bryant: How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation’s public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) that is shaping the K-12 curriculum in local communities

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