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Anti Trust Laws

Is it Good for America to Only do What's Good for Business?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Opponents to President Obama's efforts to put millions of dollars in the pockets of people who've been working overtime for no pay want you to worry about business again. Conservative business groups have responded with all-too-familiar claims of the harm Obama's plan will bring to their members. House Speaker John Boehner had this to say: "The president's policies are making it difficult for employers to expand employment. And until the president's policies get out of the way, employers are going to continue to sit on their hands." It's time to stop listening to endless repetition of the narrow-minded view that rules and laws should not be changed if they pose even a whiff of difficulty for business. More often than not, it's a bogus argument and a selfish one at that.

Civilization Shift

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Large landowners and agribusinesses in the West have been corrupting the county, state, and federal governments. They siphon off billions of dollars of public subsidies while they cannibalize the family farmers and wreck the communities and ecology of rural America.

Obama Fulminates Over China's Export Restrictions on Rare-Earths While Silent On OPEC's Collusion

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

OPEC continues to practice its restraint of trade scot-free, with nary a word of condemnation given the influence of oil interests, the commodity exchanges, and our incredibly oblivious courts.

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext Extend Merger Deadline Through March 31

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

(LUKE JEFFS, Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext have extended the deadline for completion of their planned merger to March 31 next year ...

Financial Times: If Obama Trust-Busted The Banks

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

America's top bankers ought not to lose too much sleep over the planned levy on US financial institutions. What should keep them up at night is what e...

Memo to Congress: On Health Care Vote You Must Choose Between Insurance Companies and Average Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This is one of the most historic votes you will ever take. Would you have wanted to tell your grandchildren that you were one of the few Democrats that voted against Social Security or Medicare?

A Call For a Bipartisan National Campaign to Overturn Insurance Companies' Exemption From Anti-Trust Laws

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We need a broad coalition to immediately repeal the insurance industry's exemption from complying with Federal anti-trust laws.

The Publishers Run into Sharp Elbows

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Many familiar independent booksellers are gone, and they've been replaced by big-box retailers with far sharper elbows. At the moment, they -- not the publishers -- appear to be controlling the book business.

Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The corporate parasites are the loudest defenders of "free markets" and the most vociferous opponents of "government takeovers," when in fact they exist by feeding off the taxpayers.