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Nathan Tankus: What the Hell is Going On With CARES Act “Funds”?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 6:24pm in

Trying to make sense of CARES Act gimmickry.

‘The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family’: GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 3:25am in

Taxpayer money subsidizes the looting of the Walton family. Why should one family reap billions while its workers can barely survive?

Government-Funded Scientists Laid the Groundwork for Billion-Dollar Vaccines

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 10:55pm in

Muxh of the initial funding for COVID-19 vaccines originally arose from federally-funded research. Socialize costs, privatize profits.

A Letter from Nanea to Yves Smith About CalPERS’ Strange $1.5 Billion Deal with LongRange Capital

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 9:56pm in

CalPERS defied its board by staking a startup fund with a cool $1.5 billion without approval. And on top of that, the deal looks lame.

Is Development for the World Bank Mainly Doing Business?

The World Bank finally gives up defending its controversial but influential Doing Business Report. It’s about time.

Why 2020 Was the ‘Precarity Election’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 8:00pm in

In 2020, both parties ignored rising precarity, which is why the country remains a house divided against itself.

How Biden Can Protect Workers on Day 1

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 14/11/2020 - 7:33pm in

By using the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Biden could improve worker safety during the pandemic without Congress’s help.

Matt Taibbi: A Dangerous Moment for the Democratic Party

Matt Taibbi describes why the Democrats are likely to draw all the wrong lessons from their shabby 2020 results.

James M. Buchanan, Segregation, and Virginia’s Massive Resistance

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 5:51pm in

Later "Nobel" prize winner James Buchanan took his first policy stance by supporting segregation in Virginia via proto charter schools.

Quick Comments on the Biden-Harris Covid Plan: Not Much Sizzle and No Steak

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 10:50pm in

The Biden transition team has abandoned most of the Biden campaign Covid promises, particuarly the ones that cost money.

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