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Letter to SEC: How Stock Buybacks Undermine Investment in Innovation for the Sake of Stock-Price Manipulation

A comment on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule “Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization”, aka stock buybacks.

Corporations Are Suppressing Wages—There’s a Fix for That

Don’t buy the hype about wages rising naturally About 1/3 of American workers are underpaid due to the refusal to raise the minimum wage.

IEA Releases 10-Point Plan to Curb Oil Use: The U.S. Is Unlikely to Follow Much – If Any – of It

The IEA last week proposed 10-point plan to curb oil use. Alas, it’s unlikely that current U.S. regulators and political leaders. will provide any more than lip service to these and other long overdue measures.

Senators Introduce Right to Repair Legislation

Senators introduce right to repair bill. Antitrust litigation will proceed regardless of whether federal or state legislation is enacted anytime soon.

‘The World Paid the Price’: Biden’s Outgoing Covid Czar Jeffrey Zients Rebuked Over Failures

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/03/2022 - 12:55am in

The Zients-led Covid response refused to challenge drug company overlords by promoting non-pharmaceutical interventions.

The Worrying Murkiness of Institutional Biosafety Committees

Experts say institutional biosafety committees are a crucial to ensuring the safety of biomedical research. Critics say they are too opaque.

Progressives Fall for Crypto-Bros Intelligence-Insulting Claim of “Inclusiveness”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/03/2022 - 9:02pm in

Why do so many people who think of themselves as smart have their brains go to mush when the topic is crypto?

Legal Action Against Shell Board Previews Wave of Lawsuits Against Company Directors

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/03/2022 - 8:40pm in

Sadly, the idea of suing corporate board members over climate change inaction does not seem likely to go anywhere.

Supreme Court Inches Towards Deciding Whether State Legislatures Can Draw Congressional Districts Largely Free of Court Oversight

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/03/2022 - 7:06pm in

The Supreme Court may rule to weaken oversight of Congressional redisctricting.

Sanders Welcomes End of Major League Lockout But Slams ‘Baseball Oligarchs’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/03/2022 - 10:50pm in

Sanders calls out baseball oligarchs for major league lockout.