Category Archives: Bidness

Professional Democrats Are the Rank-and-File’s Worst Enemy

With friends like these, who needs Republicans? (boldface mine) Although basically every Democratic woman candidate is petrified to speak publicly about EMILY’s List’s shenanigans, I’ve heard from candidate after candidate the same exact details for years. For example, when EMILY’s … Continue reading

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Is Subsidizing the Walton Clan A Matter of National Security?

The thirty-year old national pastime of subsidizing rich people for something they would do anyway (e.g., 401(k) tax deductions) continues unabated (boldface mine): Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid … Continue reading

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Next Time, Just Spit in the Food

The fast food chain Jimmy John’s doesn’t realize how fortunate they are (boldface mine): The government is ordering a Jimmy John’s franchisee to rehire workers who were fired after putting up posters suggesting that the people making customers’ sandwiches could … Continue reading

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This Is What a Real ‘Sharing Economy’ Looks Like

From Boston’s North End (boldface mine): Have you ever circled around the North End neighborhood looking for a parking spot? Ever have your car towed due to street cleaning? A new App designed by a North End resident aims to … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets As a Regressive Tax That Targets Poor Minorities

If you haven’t heard by now, the fine city of Ferguson, MO generates one quarter of its tax revenue from traffic tickets. Here’s one awful thing–well-to-do people can buy their way out (boldface mine): Because Missouri works on a point … Continue reading

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Corruption Is A Contagion That Can Not Be Contained: The Ferguson, MO Edition

In my experience, bigoted and racist local governments are usually the most corrupt: you can’t decide that laws will be applied unequally and not have that spill over into other areas of governance. An honest government would not use traffic … Continue reading

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This Man Was Obama’s Chief of Staff: Crony Capitalism, U.S. Style

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who used to be Presidential Chief of Staff Emanuel, has a slight ethics problem (boldface mine): Months after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said budget constraints forced him to push for pension cuts and mass school closures, … Continue reading

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