We need to know the algorithms the government uses to make important decisions about us

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Good luck getting that information.

If one is in high school right now and one is considering which career path to take I strongly suggest learning how to write and manipulate algorithms. Our world is already deeply influenced by algos, from our social media to our grocery purchases. Their importance in our lives will only grow.

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Here’s The Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015

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Here’s the full list in case you haven’t seen it. This doesn’t even include her husband.

Dolla dolla bill ya’ll.

ACC is a completely non-partisan organization. We do not support/endorse or oppose any candidate for office. We believe that both major parties are heavily influenced by special interests and will report on crony capitalism wherever and whenever we see it.

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A collection of VA scandals over the past few years (Too many to list in one post)

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This is not exhaustive but in light of the recent statement by the Veterans Affairs chief comparing waiting for treatment at VA hospitals to waiting in line at Disney World we figured we’d post some of the other VA stories we’ve done relatively recently. The level of dysfunction at the agency is remarkable. This is what “single payer” healthcare looks like, slow, red tape, top heavy crony administration, people dying waiting for treatment.

 

307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care,

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New Mexico, suing the EPA over spill caused by the agency, Seeking $100 million

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The Animas River spill of last year, the spill which turned the pristine and picturesque river into a yellow/brown toxic mess is one of 2 water tragedies made worse by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015. (The other being the Flint water situation.) Truly it is about time we held the biggest polluter of all, the government, accountable. At least in this case the state of New Mexico is seeking to do that.

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Virginia Gov. (Clinton ‘friend’, and former head of the DNC) Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions

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Well, let’s hope justice (whatever it is one way or the other) is done in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My sweet home. Did we mention that Terry McAuliffe is the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a close friend of the Clintons? Did we mention that the Governor has a long history of questionable dealings to say the least, including cashing in big just before one of the biggest bankruptcies in corporate history

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Keynes Must Die

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Indeed he must. As Hunter Lewis the co-founder of Against Crony Capitalism has said, Keynesianism is the mother of crony capitalism as we know it. Keynesian economic theory gives intellectual cover to politicians and social theoreticians who want to spend the money of a society anyway. It is an excuse. It is a cult. It is destructive and it is obviously, especially as we see at this late date, as the world slowly succumbs to its ever growing debt burden,

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European Union co-funded Cannes winner “I, Daniel Blake” (A subtle propaganda?)

Cocktails and only the right kind of politics please.
Cocktails and only the right kind of politics please.

I have to say that I was not in Cannes this year as I had kids to take care of, the dog needed a bath, and my Learjet is in the shop. (Maybe next year.) Nor have I seen I, Daniel Blake. (Which I have no doubt is extremely well done.) But it is interesting that the most celebrated movie of the festival was funded to some extent by the European Union.

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58 Percent of Voters Willing To Go With Someone Other Than Trump or Clinton

Winds of change are blowing.
Winds of change are blowing.

That feels about right. And it should be remembered that the state as we know it is very much a product of the 20th Century. Just as highly centralized, highly hierarchical corporations are. Corporations have been forced to adjust to the new less centralized world (though this is ongoing), governments are just beginning to feel the winds of change.

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Head of Hungarian central bank “has funneled the equivalent of almost $1 billion to six foundations he set up”

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$1 billion is a lot of money, even in the United States. In tiny Hungary it is however a massive sum. This, according to a report from Bloomberg is the amount the head of the Hungarian central bank has siphoned off for himself, friends, and allies in just 3 years. It appears to be a brazen and Putinesque (not a coincidence) act of crony capitalism. And Hungary is not the wealthiest country in Europe either.

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