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CalPERS Consultant Global Governance Advisors Recommends Further Overpaying Grossly Underperforming CalPERS Staff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/04/2022 - 8:54pm in

How a new consultant, Global Governance Advisors, is helping CalPERS executives and staff even better line their pockets.

As Oil Giants Turn to Bitcoin Mining, Some Spin Burning Fossil Fuels for Cryptocurrency as a Climate Solution

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 7:25pm in

In a pilot project last year, ExxonMobil used up to 18 million cubic feet of gas per month to mine bitcoin in North Dakota.

Never-Ending Costs: When Resolved Medical Bills Keep Popping Up

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/04/2022 - 8:01pm in

Yet another way hapless citizens get hit with unwarranted and abusive medical bills.

The Importance of Custody, or NATO’s Internal Gold War

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 7:30pm in

Both the UK's Government and the Bank of England have gotten suspiciously tetchy over German requests to get its gold back.

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.

Inside the Chaotic Charter Schools Run by For-Profit Accel Schools

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 24/03/2022 - 7:02pm in

Yves here. It might seem easy to dismiss the child-warehousing-masquerading-as-education perpetrated by Accel Schools as a charter school outlier. But as this article explains, Accel embodies a new trend to profit-maximization and asset stripping in this arena. By Jeff Bryant, a writing fellow and chief correspondent for Our Schools. He is a communications consultant, freelance […]

Sanders Opposes America COMPETES Act Over Billions in ‘Corporate Welfare’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 23/03/2022 - 9:17pm in

Sanders takes on the supposed US competitiveness-boosting COMPETES Act as corporate grifting.

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.

COVID Bailouts Helped Politically Connected Businesses More Than Others – New Research

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 20/03/2022 - 9:50pm in

Firms with political connections, and those owned by large and influential shareholders, benefitted most from allocation of COVID bailout funds.