Category Archives: Business

Steadily chipping away…

The Most Important Trial in America The federal government’s case against the proprietor of a ‘darknet’ website could forever alter how we all use the Internet. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/14/the-most-important-trial-in-america.html This is something that deserves higher visibility, so I will do my small … Continue reading

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In other words, people don’t commit crimes, corporate culture commits crimes!

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106 Matt has moved back to Rolling Stone and I am starting to catch up on his old posts, so this might be the first of a few. I have often … Continue reading

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So sad…

When charter schools are nonprofit in name only Many institutions are paying for-profit companies for management services, and regulators are taking notice http://www.salon.com/2014/12/11/when_charter_schools_are_nonprofit_in_name_only_partner/ The rich get richer, the taxpayer takes it in the ass. Ain’t America Grand? Moveon.org has decided … Continue reading

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Finally! An explanation!

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it http://www.salon.com/2014/09/29/the_big_middle_class_rip_off_how_a_short_sale_taught_me_rich_peoples_ethics/ An interesting article that … Continue reading

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When things worked as planned…

The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328813/-The-Astonishing-Story-of-the-Federal-Reserve-on-9-11 Yes, I know that the Fed really isn’t part of the govt, so this really isn’t praise for the govt, but it is an amazing read and remarkably gripping considering … Continue reading

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Legalized theft

The real Olive Garden scandal: Why greedy hedge funders suddenly care so much about breadsticks Remember that “hilarious” report last week ripping the chain eatery to pieces? The back story will infuriate you http://www.salon.com/2014/09/17/the_real_olive_garden_scandal_why_greedy_hedge_funders_suddenly_care_so_much_about_breadsticks/ This is really the core problem … Continue reading

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What have you invented for me _lately_?

I have been thinking the last week or so that for all the appearance of our rapidly escalating technology, we really haven’t invented anything since the middle of the last century. I view the last real invention as the Laser … Continue reading

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Organic: better, the same or worse?

Is organic food better for you? http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/opinion/carroll-organic-food-nutrition/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 While things _may_ have progressed to the point where we are getting negative returns on our investment, for the most part the last several centuries of steadily increasing technological application toward food has … Continue reading

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Peak Everything

This is probably going to be a long and rambling post, but heck, I haven’t done one in a while (though I am sure some readers will object since I often run off at the keyboard). Over the last couple … Continue reading

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A third of Americans in debt collection!

1 in 3 U.S. adults have ‘debt in collections’ http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/29/pf/debt-collections/index.html?iid=HP_LN&hpt=hp_t2 Pretty scary stat, but that is what happens when our Great Government socializes risk while privatizing reward. The rich keep getting richer and the rest just take it in the … Continue reading

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