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Why Are We Taxpayers Subsidizing Corporate Crime?

Corporations are people (with get out of jail free cards.)

March 11, 2015

How To Tell If The Next Financial Crisis Is Upon Us

These three conditions and warning signs will signal if we’re in real trouble.

December 9, 2014

Chief Tax-Dodging Officers

Many corporations are paying their CEOs more than they pay the Treasury.

November 19, 2014
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Predators Follow Prey To Florida

Yet again, white-collar crooks are flocking to Rick Scott’s Sunshine State.

November 18, 2014

Six Major Banks Fined $4.3 Billion For Attempted Currency Manipulation

Learn more about the latest black eye for the financial industry.

November 12, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘To Make Men Free: A History Of The Republican Party’

How the Progressive Party was sparked by Roosevelt’s opposition to big business.

October 4, 2014

Why Economic Inequality Is Not A Bigger Political Issue

For starters, nobody has any idea how bad it is.

October 3, 2014

Help Wash Formaldehyde Out Of Babies’ Hair

In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup the cosmetic giants are peddling. For years, their lobbyists, lawyers and PR agents have been making up facts, stories, half-truths and whole […]

September 10, 2014

Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times “Shareholder democracy” long has been derided as an oxymoron, like “military intelligence” or “jumbo shrimp.” Yes, corporate managements bow endlessly to the mandate that they act exclusively in the shareholders’ interest, but in real life they treat the poor sap with a few hundred shares as hardly more important […]

August 26, 2014
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The Real Walmart: One Store Costs Taxpayers At Least $904,542 Per Year

When low wages leave Walmart workers unable to afford the necessities of life, taxpayers pick up the tab.

June 3, 2013

Will This Man Cut A Deal With Obama?

The following post is by Joe Conason, National Memo’s editor-in-chief. Nothing becomes Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, like his silence after meeting with President Obama to negotiate an increase in the debt ceiling – especially when compared with his belligerent remarks on the Senate floor just before he went to the White House on […]

June 28, 2011

After The Showdown: Is The GOP Getting Ready To Cut A Deal On The Debt Ceiling?

The following post is by Joe Conason, National Memo’s editor-in-chief. Nothing becomes Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, like his silence after meeting with President Obama to negotiate an increase in the debt ceiling – especially when compared with his belligerent remarks on the Senate floor just before he went to the White House on […]

June 28, 2011