Tag Archives: Monopolies

Amazon, “Economic Terrorism” and the Destruction of Competition and Livelihoods

By Colin Todhunter Source: Off-Guardian Global corporations are colonising India’s retail space through e-commerce and destroying small-scale physical retail and millions of livelihoods. Walmart entered into India in 2016 with a US$3.3 billion take-over of the online retail start-up Jet.com. This … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Billionaires Pay the Same High Tax Rates the Rest of Us Pay?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The truth is America has lost its way if commoners pay a rate of 40% but its billionaires pay next to nothing. As with everything else in polarized America, billionaires proclaiming space … Continue reading

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Sacrifice for Thee But None For Me

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The banquet of consequences for the Fed, the elites and their armies of parasitic flunkies and factotums is being laid out, and there won’t be much choice in the seating. Words can … Continue reading

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No, This Is Not Another 1929, 1973, 1987, 2000, or 2008

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Basing one’s decisions on analogs from the past is entering a fool’s paradise of folly. Like addicts who cannot control their cravings, financial analysts cannot stop themselves from seeking some analog situation … Continue reading

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Of Course Billionaires Shouldn’t Exist

By HipCrime Vocab There’s apparently a row over whether billionaires should exist. That is, whether or not billionaires should be a thing in our society. What a stupid question. Of course billionaires shouldn’t exist! But the reason has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Data governance and the new frontiers of resistance

The 21st century corporation is using algorithmic-based intelligence to accumulate data on a massive scale. Social movements need to grasp this change quickly. By Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami Source: ROAR Four centuries after the East India Company set the … Continue reading

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Costs Are Spiraling Out of Control

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds And how do we pay for these spiraling out of control costs? By borrowing more, of course. If we had to choose one “big picture” reason why the vast majority of households … Continue reading

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When Are We Going to Tackle the For-Profit Monopolies Which Censored RussiaGate Skeptics?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds We either take down Facebook and Google and turn them into tightly regulated transparent public utilities available to all or they will destroy what little is left of American democracy. The RussiaGate … Continue reading

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