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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 29 Jul, 2013 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As General News | With 0 Comments

Eike Batista fall down from the top of the world when shareholders fled his company after overly optimistic forecasts did not materialize. Batista, then the 7th richest man in the world, is now worth $200 million and change. This can happen to anyone in a ficticiuous economy where peoples’ wealth is determined by… Well, ficticious [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 6 Jun, 2013 At 12:44 PM | Categorized As General News | With 0 Comments
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Senator Christopher Murphy (D-Conneticut) went on a $4/day food budget to realize what it is like to live on government handouts before debating the Farm Bill. “It is hard to eat enough to not be hungry, nevermind eat healthy foods”, told Murphy to the US senate. Picture Credit: USDAgov CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 21 May, 2013 At 09:33 PM | Categorized As General News | With 0 Comments
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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) wrote an op-ed on the Washington Post arguing for more fossil fuels and denying that human activity causes climate change, Think Progress reports. With politicians like these, who needs lobbyists? Picture credit: ryanjreilly CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 15 May, 2013 At 12:10 PM | Categorized As General News, Taxes | With 0 Comments

The One Percent is too busy creating jobs. When they have some time off, they need companies like Dream Tours, which hires disabled people on the black market for $1040 a day to escort people willing to pay that sum to skip line at Disney, The National Post Reports.

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 13 May, 2013 At 01:30 PM | Categorized As General News, Stephen Harper | With 0 Comments

The Harper government is once again changing the role of government by switching the NRC’ focus on scientific research to a direct business subsidy. The Star reports

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 9 May, 2013 At 12:49 PM | Categorized As General News, Gun Control | With 0 Comments

Gun nuts are planning to “put the government on notice” by rallying in Washington with their loaded guns. This threat on democracy (An overwhelming 70% of Americans support stronger gun control laws and background checks) has forced the police chief to call out on armed protesters and warn them that “When you cross with firearms [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 8 May, 2013 At 09:04 AM | Categorized As General News, Stephen Harper | With 0 Comments

Ottawa is contemplating a bail-in regime to seize bank accounts from ordinary Canadians upon a probable collapse of the banking industry, CBC reports.

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 May, 2013 At 03:00 PM | Categorized As General News, Media | With 0 Comments

The extremist rhetoric disseminated via Fox News and extremist GOP leaders is once again gaining momentum and a new American catastrophe is just around the corner. Media Matters reports a poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, which reveals that half of all sheep believe that an armed revolution is necessary to protect liberty while [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 May, 2013 At 12:06 PM | Categorized As General News | With 0 Comments

Approximately 500 protesters were arrested in the May Day demonstrations against corruption. National Post reports

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 May, 2013 At 10:51 AM | Categorized As General News, Labour | With 0 Comments

Bill Black, law and economics professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), former Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-20007, and author of The Best Way To Rob a Bank is To Own One, joins the Real News Network to discuss the inhumane conditions that led to the death of [...]