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Lamar W. Hankins : A Texas Funeral and the Failure of Regulation

A “Heritage of Service”: Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas. Image from website.A Texas funeral:A case study in the failure of regulation By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2012 [Regular Rag Blog contributor Lamar … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : A Texas Funeral and the Failure of Regulation

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Carl Gibson : Grow Up, Ron Paul

Running away from home. Image from goodbuddies inc.Grow up, Ron Paul Ron Paul’s right-libertarian ideology does espouse a new kind of freedom, just as rebellious children who fantasize about running away from home dream of a new kind of freedom. … finish reading Carl Gibson : Grow Up, Ron Paul

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Ted McLaughlin : The ‘Free Market’ Myth and the Suicide of Capitalism

Political cartoon by Carol Simpson / Cartoon Work. The ‘free market’ myth and the suicide of the capitalist system In a capitalist society such as ours the wealth will be redistributed to the richest people unless there are some regulations … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : The ‘Free Market’ Myth and the Suicide of Capitalism

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Mary Tuma : When One Man Owns Too Much

Hacking Rupert. Political cartoon by Pat Bagley / The Cagle Post.The News Corp. scandal:A case against media consolidation What happens when one man owns too much? By Mary Tuma / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2011 Before a UK … finish reading Mary Tuma : When One Man Owns Too Much

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Oil and Politics: Reality Comes Home to Roost

Photo montage by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Deregulate this!Oil, politics, and the Tea Party I must ask the tea-bag draped folks who insist our government should take a hands-off approach to ‘their lives’ what their reaction is to the … finish reading Oil and Politics: Reality Comes Home to Roost

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Republican Jujitsu : Protecting Wall Street from the People

Cartoon by L.M. Glackens, 1911 / Puck / Library of Congress.Republican Jujitsu:Protecting Wall StreetFrom accountability and reform By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / April 21, 2010 We are reading about two firms that sold securities to the unsuspecting … finish reading Republican Jujitsu : Protecting Wall Street from the People

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Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

Is America already a failed state?No public trust for a dysfunctional system The main obstacle to progress is a corporate dominated political system that resists favoring broad long range public benefits over the short term profits of the few. By … finish reading Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

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Fixing the Economy? Like Filling a Leaky Bucket

“Old tin bucket.” Photo by {JO} / Flickr.Bucket’s got a hole in it:Can we revive the U.S. economy? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2009 Is trying to fix the U.S. economy like trying to fill … finish reading Fixing the Economy? Like Filling a Leaky Bucket

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Understanding our Economic Fix : The Crippled Financial System

Cartoon by Manny Francisco / Manila Times / Black Commentator.The product of neocon economics:Our badly damaged financial system By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / December 5, 2009 The Democrats could lose between 20 and 35 House seats in … finish reading Understanding our Economic Fix : The Crippled Financial System

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BBC Poll on Capitalism : Where’s the Love?

Global survey on free market capitalism:Majority say fix it or ditch it By James Robbins / November 9, 2009 Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC poll has found widespread dissatisfaction with free-market capitalism. In … finish reading BBC Poll on Capitalism : Where’s the Love?

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FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

FCC Chair Kevin Martin leaves a mixed legacy.‘“For a deregulator, he was amazingly pro-consumer in his interventions,” said Gene Kimmelman, of Consumers Union. “Nobody thought he was going to be like this.”’ By John Dunbar / January 15, 2009 WASHINGTON … finish reading FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

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Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

I wonder what sort of regulatory model we have arrived at that finds it commendable to break up small groups of people wanting to raise and consume a natural product with no harmful properties and yet ignores a massive, fraudulent, … finish reading Herdshares, Melamine and the Crazed Priorites of the ‘Regulators’

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