When the USA decided to retroactively extend the term of copyright, it deprived itself of free, open access to important cultural treasures that new creators could build upon as creators have done since time immemorial.
Luckily, Canada and the EU were not so foolish, and so today, there is a raft of workRead More
The recent trumpist trumpeting about the plans of Chinese manufacturer Foxconn to open a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin omitted a few key details — like the fact that Foxconn is being given a sweetheart tax-break that’s topped up with 15 years’ worth of guarantees of up to $200m/year in cash subsidies at taxpayer expenseRead More
Paul Ryan ally Rep. Mike Conaway [R-TX, @ConawayTX11, +1 (202) 225-3605] is the proud owner of $30,000 worth of stock in UnitedHealth, who stand to benefit enormously from Rep Conaway’s efforts to destroy Obamacare and replace it with a system that allows insurers to charge more and kick more than 22,000,000 Americans off theirRead More
Noah Smith (previously) writes in Bloomberg (!) about the “fleecing” of the Gen-X and Boomer middle class — a class that is growing continuously smaller and poorer, thanks to “financial deregulation, tax cuts and a lax attitude toward consumer protection and antitrust.”
The American middle-class was fleeced by “excessive fees paid toRead More
Mail Me to the GOP is a new service that will ship your cremains to the GOP lawmaker of your choice after Trumpcare kills you.
The form also allows you to send a custom message to the lawmaker, such as “My combat tour in Iraq resulted in enough disability to make me uninsurable,Read More