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Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman, saying the only difference between him and others was that the law criminalized his... [read more]
Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.
After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]
Great news: Walmart is investing in American jobs!
It says so right here in a colorful, full-page ad showing a very happy Walmart worker displaying more than a dozen brand-name products... [read more]
One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America's mass market media has been thoroughly corporatized – both in structure and mindset. So our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation... [read more]
When a big-name retailer finds its sales in a slow downward spiral, the geniuses in the executive suite often try to keep their profits up by cheapening their product and delivering less to customers.
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The debilitating spread of inequality between the superrich 1-percenters and America's downwardly mobile majority is of huge economic, political, and cultural significance to our country. So why is it largely ignored by the television media?... [read more]
Washington's gossip mill is spinning furiously over the recent revelations about Dennis Hastert's long hidden sexual molestation scandal. But what about the filthy, backroom affair he's been openly conducting with corporate lobbyists for nearly two... [read more]
Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."
Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]
Washington's establishment of politicos, lobbyists, and media sparklies are shocked – shocked to its very core! – by Dennis Hastert's sex scandal.
The portly Republican, who'd been Speaker of the... [read more]
Let us now praise an odd bedfellow threesome: One Democratic ex-senator, an American citizen in exile, and a current Republican Senator. I don't think they've ever met, yet their separate efforts over 14 years have... [read more]