|November 20, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Inequality / Concentration, Politics, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
Forget conscience, just going by the bottom line, US taxpayers can afford to be charitable to the poor but not to the wealthy. Bigger picture, neither charity nor favors are needed once we share society’s surplus.
|November 19, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Signing contracts with oily hands often lets any gain slip away, as companies find ways to minimize the share they pay landowners, sometimes legally, but even when not courts are too lenient.
|November 16, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Financial|
For their role in the crime wave that devastated the economy, why haven’t any US bankers gone to jail? Iceland jailed its banksters. Jail is just a first step. We must also stop sending our payments for land and resources to Wall St, but redirect them back to society.
|November 16, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Environmental|
Do the math. Millions of dollars are not much to oilsters raking in billion every quarter. Most of the money they get — some of the worth of Earth — is not for them alone but for Earthlings in general, eh?
|November 15, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Federal and state officers are increasingly policing for profits. The ATF was engaging in churning operations. The same lucrative tactic happens on the highways where state police troll for cash. Yet another reason to decriminalize drugs. Police, like doctors, should work themselves out of a job by helping the rest of society wither away crime. Economic justice — enjoying a secure income — will make us all better behaved citizens.
|November 12, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Politics|
If you’re not buying votes, then the politicians selling votes have little to offer you, not until you get money out of politics. The elite would not have so much wealth and power to spend if they didn’t have the common wealth. They boss you with the bounty that belongs to all.
|November 8, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Hundreds of millions of times a day, thirsty Americans open a can of soda, beer, or juice. Every time they do, they pay a fraction of a penny more to Goldman Sachs and other financial players who write the rules and nearly monopolize the storage of metal. So where’s competition when you really need it? To prevent banks for growing too big and powerful, don’t let them collect “rent”, all our spending for the lands we use. Let’s redirect such spending with Land Dues or taxes. It works.
|November 5, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
The siblings along with a realtor UK Nanda staked claim over the property after land prices shot up in the area. Such temptation always prevails. Until we make clear that land value belongs to all members of society equally to share.
|November 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Financial|
This $13 billion settlement, actually a $9 billion settlement, came close to never happening. It’s a lot of money, but this deal is a gift to Chase. More basically, so is the practice of bundling land value into mortgages while ground rents should be shared by us all.
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Inventors must overcome not just the unknown but also heavily invested competitors who have the cozy, backroom cooperation of politicians and bureaucrats. If politics were not a road block to progress, how far ahead could we now be?
|October 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
How did an Israeli billionaire wrest control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes from a bigger South American competitor of much greater experience? Instilling fear helps. This 2013 excerpt is from The New Yorker.
|July 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
The Turkish protestors were fed up not only with a park being turned into a mall but also with the crazy rent-seeking projects. Not just with their “big brother” of a prime minister poking his nose into their private lives, telling them not to drink alcohol, kiss on the metro and the ferry, or have abortions but also with his government’s rent-granting. This 2013 excerpt is from the Hurriyet Daily News, June 28.
|November 14, 2012||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
Aid meant for everyone and rents meant for the public never arrive in some places, not until a critical mass touts geoism.