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Wal-Mart End Run Fails

April 7th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Wal-Mart may sell everything, but they couldn’t buy an election. After a story I spotted yesterday, I was planning to do more in-depth research of Wal-Mart before writing about them. I still intend to do this, because I have heard various reports about the lies and abuses of this company — and my gut tells […]

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Walgreen’s to Customers: “You need us more than we need you.”

December 27th, 2003 · No Comments

This, at least, is the message of Ms. Vollker — this is a guess at the spelling after she proudly told me her name when I objected to her message — of Walgreen’s store #4242 in Sun City, Nevada.

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The One Sacred Thing

November 8th, 2003 · 3 Comments

Mark Perry says that consumers are the kings and queens of the economy. Therefore, corporations are incorrectly labeled as “greedy” when, in fact, it is the consumers who are greedy because they won’t willingly part with larger percentages of their meager take-home pay.

This article explores the logic of that premise. I expose the faultiness of this view by a discussion of the differences between CORPORATE choices and CONSUMER choices and the information available to consumers when they make the choices that they ARE responsible for making.

This article was inspired by Abi, over at Evilrooster Crows, and her question “Is nothing sacred?” Answer: Yes, Abi, there is one sacred thing: Corporate Greed. (You can find Evilrooster Crows at http://www.sunpig.com/abi/.)

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Not So Entertaining

October 13th, 2003 · No Comments

“Entertainment” corporations have been quite literally on the warpath for the last few years. After some recent successes against “the little people,” the pace is picking up. They’re now threatening or discussing suits against people for such things as talking, including telling people to “press the shift key.”

How did this come about?

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Which is Worse?

October 8th, 2003 · 3 Comments

Lawrence Lessig writes about the obscenely cheap slap on the wrist FERC gave to the energy companies for ripping us off, enriching Enron executives and other Republicans and triggering not only the budgetary crisis in California, but ultimately resulting in a recall election and the installation of a drain-bamaged cyborg — controlled by those same […]

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Another Reason for NOT Treating Corporations as Persons

September 26th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Things like this happen because in the late 19th century (not that long ago, actually) we allowed corporations to argue that they—the corporations—were people, entitled to all the same rights as real people. This was a major change from centuries of belief that anything resembling a corporation was an artificial entity created by governments of […]

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