Well done Ben. Great report.
Break em’. So what if the company employs thousands of people and provides a valuable service to the public? So what if there’s a recession on and the last thing America needs is another large company going down the tubes? Break em’ and show them that the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply anymore. Yahoo can fight us but we’ll bleed them dry long before it ever gets to the courts. And even then we’ve got the judges where we want them.
Break em’. Show that company who’s in charge.
The Swiss people may vote to once again partially back their currency with gold. This is a fantastically good idea. I know I will find a way to own at least a few Swiss francs if that happens.
My bet is that it’s higher than this actually. And by “survive” it appears they mean to actually “survive.” That is scary. Credit is a helluva drug.
You want change? You want “revolution”? Well you are looking at it baby. You think the Internet changed things? Well between fracking, robotics, and 3D printing hold onto your virtual hat. Things are about to get even weirder. (In the good sense.That is unless the robots become our overlords. That would be terrible.)
The unions are gonna LOVE this.
In a September 11 Bloomberg article, economist Noah Smith claims that John Maynard Keynes, the architect of today’s government economic policies around the world, wasn’t a “‘socialist’” or even a “‘progressive.’” He did not favor “a command economy.”
Yes he “was in favor of some amount of wealth redistribution and government intervention into the economy.” But “Keynesian policies are fundamentally … about economic stability,… about smoothing out the fluctuations in the economy, reducing risk for everyone concerned.”
I can understand why paying ransom is counter to larger policy goals but ransoms are paid all the time. In fact one can buy a Kindnap and Ransom (K&R) insurance policy from a multitude of insurers.
One has to wonder, had the kidnapped been high level executives versus relatively powerless reporters whether the US government would have threatened the families of the executives with prosecution. My bet is the government would have let it slide.
This is refreshing, a liberal politician who isn’t afraid to confront pension math.