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Tag Archives: unions

The Upside-Down Math of Film Subsidies

These subsidies make little sense from the taxpayer’s perspective. They do however make sense for the studios (which have powerful lobbyists) and politicians who can laud their ability to lure Hollywood even to their unglamorous state.

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‘The US is an oligarchy, study concludes’

It’s sad but true. This is something pretty much all critics of crony capitalism can agree on whether on what is traditionally called the “Right” in this country, or the “Left” in this country. Very powerful, very rich interests influence government policy on a fundamental level. From the military industrial complex, to Big Pharma, to the unions, to George Soros, to Carlos Slim, to the auto manufacturers, to the media, to the insurance industry, to the king crony capitalists of them all, the banks.

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Obama manufacturing hubs face uphill struggle to create jobs, (business good for cronies though)

“They’ll pass you by…Glory days… “- Bruce Springsteen

Many people still long for the glory days of American industrialization. People pine for the days when a kid could leave high school, work at the AMC Pacer plant and join the UAW. The work was steady, and more importantly so were the paychecks. I can understand how some in the Midwest look back on those days fondly. For some, especially those with limited skills and the unions, they were probably pretty good times. But those times are gone.

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