Deregulation

On April 25 - Thursday evening - American icon and humble hero George W Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity - as he re-entered a spotlight until-recently blissful to have been abandoned by him, for the dedication of his presidential library. Put aside for the moment that having an actual structure that houses things you read dedicated to him is like honouring Chris Christie with a gluten-free restaurant or naming a Bar Mitzvah after Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Hell, I half expected him to don his trusty flight suit and declare "all major combat operations over in Iraq", you know, just for the memories. Read more...
This is the story of Bob the Businessman who used his company's money to get the mayor and city council elected, and get the rules changed, and fund propaganda outlets that pushed for tax breaks for ... Bob the Businessman. This fable in no way is meant to make you think about the way that modern American corporations and the current American political system operate. Read more...
Economist James K. Galbraith, one of the country's leading analysts of the financial crisis, speaks on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability. Read more...
Economist James K. Galbraith, one of the country’s leading analysts of the financial crisis, speaks on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability. Galbraith, a professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the Read more...
Who needs Fox when you've got CNN treating their audience to god-awful programming like Fareed Zakaria's Memo to the President: Road Map for Second Term? It's been airing on their network over the weekend, and it's nothing more than one more long Read more...

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This is from "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age", a book by Susan Crawford, a former adviser to Obama on science, technology and innovation issues. In this excerpt, she homes in on the monopoly extended Read more...
Apparently President Obama is now capable of time travel, since wingnut Rep. Marsha Blackburn accused him of harming American Motors, while defending Willard's big lie he keeps telling about Jeep moving all of it's production to Read more...
In 2008, the United States economy experienced a nearly unprecedented crisis, due to a perfect storm involving banking deregulation, complex derivatives, financial mismanagement, and larger systemic causes, including an inadequate Read more...
Apparently the woman who will go down as one of the worst vice presidential picks in recent history, Sarah Palin, thinks that the Obama administration needs her advice about what to do about Joe Biden, after he had wingnuts heads exploding all over Read more...
June 15, 1995 - A Day Of Varying Priorities.
June 15, 1995 - the Battle of Sarajevo begins. Pres. Clinton leaves for G-7 Summit, where topics to be discussed are the situation in Bosnia as well as brewing trade war between U.S. and Japan. Senate set to vote on bill overhauling Telecommunications laws, deregulating Cable TV. Michael Jackson gives interview on eve of release of new album, answers Child Molestation questions and Anti-Semitic lyrics. Houston Rockets win NBA title over Orlando Magic. Read more...