Maybe allowing corporations to sell out to foreign advisories wasn’t a good idea?
“Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships. And Elemental was just one of hundreds of Supermicro customers.
During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.”
The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies by compromising America’s technology supply chain.
Neoliberalism demands you stop driving and don’t use any electricity for 22 hours per day so these companies can keep polluting.
Global warming isn’t an individual problem and it won’t be solved by individuals. It’s a societal and economic issue and needs to be treated that way
A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change
6 conglomerates control 90% of the media in America.
2 tech companies control the majority of information flow through society.
How can we possibly think freedom of the press or information can exist in such a system?
Just another wealth transfer scheme. Steal from the poor and give to the rich #Trumponomics
The White House promised ’70 percent’ of the tax cut would go to workers. It didn’t.
Trump is on pace to win reelection. With the gimmicks of this tax deal, smoke and mirror moves like this, and failure of the media or democrats to gain any semblance of credibility – as of right now, Trump has a very good chance at reelection….
“It’s excellent PR after all the mantra across the aisle that it’s just a tax plan for the rich and for corporate America and for people who own stocks. … It’s a good PR move, giving back to the folks in the company.”
“It affects the psychology of the moment. Giving back to your workers. This was a major victory for corporate America,” she said of the tax cuts.
Expect a stampede of companies handing out bonuses, raising pay, spending on capital projects, and even giving to charities.
Taxpayers subsidize companies like Walmart by providing their employees with Medicare, housing, and food stamps. Share if you think it’s time for Walmart to take care of their employees!
President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a bizarre drawing that depicts a giant cartoon Trump saving America by dragging U.S. companies across an ocean on a barge.
In other words – you are being RIPPED OFF!
“De Loecker and Eeckhout analyzed the balance sheets of listed companies from 1950 to 2014. (In 2014, these firms accounted for around 40% of all sales.) They found that average markups, defined as the amount above cost at which a product is sold, have shot up since 1980. The average markup was 18% in 1980, but by 2014 it was nearly 70%.”
New research suggests that the US is not nearly as competitive as it used to be.