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Dot & Bo Take Commercial Surveillance to New Low

When you visit the website of furniture and tchotchke seller Dot & Bo, this is what you see. At first glance, the Dot and Bo “splash” screen doesn’t look unusual — many websites that try to sell you something would like to have your Facebook account information and e-mail address, all the better to […]

Minimum Wage vs. CEO Pay Puts State of the Union in Context

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a restoration in the minimum wage and a change to make it keep pace with inflation:

“We know our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day’s work with honest wages. But today, a full-time worker making the minimum wage earns […]

Unless Americans Elect has changed its Bylaws, Peter Ackerman is out as Chairman

In a post made without fanfare or a press release on quiet-news Friday, Americans Elect introduced Kahlil Byrd as its new Chief Executive Officer. This is a big deal, considering the status of Americans Elect as the first-ever 501c4 corporation to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States in a […]

CEO Pay Cuts In Perspective

source: IPS

The poor dears.

Worst and Best of the Bailout?

The thought that occurred to me most strongly is that the relative ethical worthiness of these corporations can’t be adequately judged with just a couple of different numbers describing limited aspects of their performance. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that each and every one of these corporations, even Capital One, has set itself apart by coming to the government with cap in hand, begging for money. […]

McCain Fumbles for Transparency Policy on CEO $$$, A Bill Barack Obama Wrote Over a Year Ago

Today, in the wake of the massive collapse of financial corporations traceable to exactly the sort of deregulation John McCain loves, the McCain campaign groped in a panic for some policy, any policy, that would make it look like John McCain cares about the economy.

Chief McCain campaign economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin hit the airwaves […]