Category Archives: Bidness

Ethics And Publication

Recently, Drugmonkey noted the following: If the lab head tells the trainees or techs that a specific experimental outcome* must be generated by them, this is scientific misconduct. Which brings us to this NYT article (boldface mine): The bee findings … Continue reading

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House Republicans To Eliminate Any Meaningful Ethics Oversight

Yesterday, the Republican House Caucus voted to eliminate the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (‘OCE’) and replace it with an “Office of Congressional Complaint Review” under the control of the House Ethics committee. This is really bad as it essentially … Continue reading

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If Only There Were An Entity That Could Create Money And Use It To Fix The Broken Things

Add this to ‘The Ongoing Suburban Fiscal Crisis’ files. The New York Times has an article about the ongoing attempts to privatize U.S. infrastructure using private equity firms (boldface mine): The Times analyzed three deals in which private equity firms … Continue reading

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Meet The New Silicon Valley Boss, Same As The Old Economy One

In times of crisis, you learn what people are really made of (boldface mine): I’m still coming to terms with seeing Sheryl “Lean In” Sandberg sitting behind her bottle of Trump water, an arms’ reach from a guy who boasted … Continue reading

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Median and Marginal Voters: When Good People Get Conned

Before Il Trumpe has been annointed, there’s already a spate of stories about people who are disgusted by Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who like many bank CEOs profited by foreclosing on people’s homes (often fraudulently or over … Continue reading

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Trump Announces Open Season On U.S. Jobs

More five-star sizzle on a one-star steak (boldface mine): Carrier, the company that changed its plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico after talks with President-elect Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that it would receive financial … Continue reading

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Trump Voters To Give Massive Tax Cut To ‘Coastal Elites’ They Despise

Never mind the kleptocracy, it’s just the same old conservative con (boldface mine): President Donald Trump is set to give America’s richest 1% an average annual tax cut of $214,000 when he takes office, while more than eight million families … Continue reading

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