As GMOs spread, then all of agriculture, the key to human survival, will become the exclusive property of the few huge companies that hold the patents and pay pennies for them.
Congress is always closing one loophole while opening up another. Overall, it’s unlike the wealthy end up losers.
If ever you forget that “complexity is the enemy of equity”, take another look at the US income tax code.
Stereotypes, once established, influence public opinion and are used by lawmakers in their bid for re-election. That goes for the needy, but what about the greedy?
I.F. Stone: “All governments lie and nothing they say should be believed.” Especially when going to war. That’s when, more than ever, we need whistleblowers to refute the official line.
Why should 3/4ths a $billion of US tax dollars be lent, especially at low interest, to a hugely profitable corporation?
Why silence low-level workers? What are the banking bosses trying to hide?
Government now has its monitoring stations placed away from busy thoroughfares and other sources of contamination. What you don’t know doesn’t hurt?
You can rely on official stats if you take them with a grain of salt. What officials don’t measure says more than what they do.
It’s hard to enjoy a sports broadcast without enduring a plug for state violence. Where’s the equal time for peace, tolerance, and rational analysis?
You cause a sinkhole, you pay no more to limit your liability than do the companies playing it safe.
Instead of laughing at a great idea, Portlandia’s press praises it.