Category Archives: Bidness

Evan Bayh And The Congressional Retirement Plan™

Many moons ago, I described what I call the Congressional Retirement Plan™, which at the time, was a novel concept (boldface added): I think he’s right in that it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Democrats | Leave a comment

The Problem Is Not One Of ‘Tone-Deafness’

David Dayen, whom progressives usually like unless he’s criticizing Clinton, in which case he is TEH SUXXORS (as the kids used to say), notes the following about speeches she gave to various investment banks (boldface mine): Far from chiding Goldman … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Big Shitpile, Democrats | Leave a comment

David Bossie’s Citizen United Targets Old People With Dementia

Because scammers gotta scam. David Bossie, who is not only the founder of Citizen United, a rightwing activist group, but also an advisor to Donald Trump has a very interesting fundraising model. And by interesting, I mean vile (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Bidness, Conservatives | Leave a comment

When Even The Devil Doesn’t Want His Due…

…you know your name is Trump: As this column has noted previously, virtually no big United States banking institution has done new business with Mr. Trump in years, in part because of his history of bankruptcies and his penchant for … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Conservatives | 1 Comment

Yahoo’s Mayer Is A Bad CEO

Ever since she took over Yahoo and subsequently screwed up Flickr, I haven’t been Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s biggest fan. But this is awful (boldface mine): When Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive of the flailing company in mid-2012, … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness | 2 Comments

Insulin Prices In The U.S. Doubled From 2000-2009. But Not In The U.K.

Last week, I wrote about what insulin price gouging does to diabetics–who make up nearly ten percent of the U.S. population. In the U.K., insulin is much cheaper: U.S. prices are over five times as high as those in the … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Healthcare | 1 Comment

The Context In Which Political Reporting Occurs

Journalists can talk about editorial-advertising divides all they want, but it’s hard to believe this isn’t a serious consideration in editorial decisions (boldface mine): As local television outlets prepared their business plans about a year ago, they had reason to … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, News Media | 1 Comment