Mammon category archive
I doubt her suit has a prayer in the courts, but the discovery phase might be interesting.
“Medicare Advantage” was nothing but a Republican ploy to let insurance companies skim profits from the public purse. Thom explains the con.
“Social” media isn’t.
As I have said before, the landscape of the internet has changed drastically since the Communications Decency Act was passed almost three decades ago. I agree with Dan Romer in the article at the link. “Social” media outfits that manipulate content so as to attract “eyeballs” and increase “engagement” are not impartial platforms for their users’ statements, unlike, for example, my most excellent hosting provider, which provides me a platform, but does not manipulate my content in any way.
Section 230 of that act sorely needs updating to reflect the reality of today’s internet.
Thomas Bass wonders what can be done about our mounting mass of nuclear waste. An excerpt:
Follow the link for a detailed look at the problem.
Writing at the Tampa Bay Times, University of South Florida professor Murad Antia writes that he has little trust in crypto-currency. A snippet; follow the link for the full explanation of his reasoning.
So why do some people believe in cryptocurrencies? Why invent a currency outside the purview of the government and the Federal Reserve Bank? It is a horrible idea. There needs to be a central control of the money supply to prevent and control speculative excesses. It is reminiscent of the shadow banking system collapsing during the 2008 financial crisis, which worsened the economic downturn.
The things that you’re liable,
To read in the
They ain’t necessarily so.
Sam and his crew foresee an effort to return to the days of child labor and sweatshops.
Steven M. does a deep dive into the marketing methodology of the merchants of politeness.