How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

Summary: With Campaign 2016 America passes into new hands. It's a capstone to the slow political revolution by the 1% since 1970 (the Boomers' legacy). Before we vote, let's remember the steps that brought us here. Such as the growth of corporate lobbying, whose success shows that our government is for sale at discount prices. … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

China is buying U.S. Companies. What secrets do they get?

Summary: Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello discusses China's acquisition of America's knowledge, technology, and skills by acquiring America's companies. Chinese Acquisition of U.S. Companies: Sometimes a Cigar May Just Be a Cigar By Emilio Iasiello Posted at Dead Drop (of the LookingGlass Cyber Threat Intelligence Group) 7March 2016. Posted with his gracious permission. Since 2012, there … Continue reading China is buying U.S. Companies. What secrets do they get?

While we sleep, corporate execs strip-mine America

Summary: Nothing shows how America's reins are held by the 1% than our out-of-control corporations, enriching their executives at the cost of the future of their businesses -- and ours. Here's another status report on this sad but fixable story. The Q2 Buybacks Report by FactSet is, as usual, sobering reading. During the 12 months … Continue reading While we sleep, corporate execs strip-mine America

Connect the dots to see why wages aren’t growing for most Americans

Summary: America has become increasingly destabilized during the few decades, as the 1% grows stronger and seizes resources to grow still stronger. This post shows them at work shifting income from workers' wages to corporate profits. Inequality doesn't just happen; it results from people making decisions under a specific political and social conditions. In the … Continue reading Connect the dots to see why wages aren’t growing for most Americans

Watch corporations strip-mine their future (and ours)

Summary: Al Qaeda (Bin Laden's organization, if it still exists in meaningful form) is a threat to America. A greater threat are our CEO's, some of whom who have discovered discovered a formula to vast personal wealth: leverage the company up (borrow), use those funds to buy back stock (boosting earnings per share), cut capital … Continue reading Watch corporations strip-mine their future (and ours)