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This is surely healthy for democracy! A new conservative nonprofit group scored a $1.6 billion windfall last year via a little-known donor — an extraordinary sum that could give Republicans and their causes a huge financial boost ahead of the midterms, and for years to come. The source of the money was Barre Seid, an […]

The Crypto Scam

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On January 30, 2022

I hate everything about cryptocurrency with the heat of a thousand suns. Made up libertarian money is like everything wrong with the New Gilded Age in one fake item. And of course, what this also taps

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The Injunction

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On December 5, 2021
In the Gilded Age, legally spurious injunctions were issued with impunity by courts based on the solid legal principle of fuck unions. That is returning in the New Gilded Age, as we see in Alabama: As an Alabama coal miners’ strike neared the eight-month mark, a Tuscaloosa County judge took an unusual step: prohibiting union […]
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Stolen Wages

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On May 20, 2021
It’s hardly any wonder that Americans are rethinking work whenever they can and trying to not return to their crappy jobs. They are tremendously productive, making enormous profits for their bosses. And they get mere crumbs. Seriously, any fair system would be paying workers far more given their incredible productivity: A loss of $10/hour in […]

DISRUPTING Rentals

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On May 18, 2021

Our Silicon Valley techbros continue to pay so many dividends, if you are a shareholder at least. Otherwise, they see you as a mark for DISRUPTION!!! I was not aware that this included the rental mark

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Big Oil and the Public Schools

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On April 14, 2021
This is disturbing, though not really surprising I suppose. For years, Big Oil has cozied up to American public schools—and now they seem to be cashing in their chips. New emails appear to show that some elected officials in charge of public schools may have been helped in attacking the Biden administration’s recent decision to […]
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