Category Archives: Business Interests–The Real Purpose of the State

US State Spies for Corporations

According to an important leaked report from the NSA, the US spy agency has been prepared to steal information from foreigners on behalf of US corporations. The internal document, exposed by The Intercept, explores ideas like hacking into “foreign R&D … Continue reading

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More Money in Politics: Open the Floodgates (McCutcheon Decision)

The Times reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued its abolition of limits on election spending, striking down a decades-old cap on the total amount any individual can contribute to federal candidates in a two-year election cycle. The ruling, issued … Continue reading

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Funding Transparency: A Tea Party Idea Worth Supporting

David Hale, who just lost a primary challenge to a Republican incumbent, proposed that politicians sport the logos of their major funders, so that we can see whose interests they represent. He lost. From Hale’s campaign site: Rockford, IL — … Continue reading

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How business controls government: Comcast merger

From this morning’s New York Times: “Win-win situation for American businesses,” said the statement from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It was the start of what Comcast executives acknowledge will be a carefully orchestrated campaign, as the company … Continue reading

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