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  • Sep 26th, 2019 @ 8:12am

    No Snowden documents in Russia

    "That's why he and a ton of sensitive documents headed to Russia via Hong Kong."

    Everyone involved has always said that Snowden secretly disclosed documents in Hong Kong and that he got rid of his copies before leaving for Russia. Snowden never publicly disclosed documents, that is what the journalists were for.

  • Aug 22nd, 2019 @ 6:47am

    The changes are irreversable

    Eighty years ago, most American corporations were led by engineers, they were located in a community where workers and managers lived and they felt a social responsibility to that community and they supported schools, playgrounds, and the opera. I know it sounds far-fetched but look up the story of George Westinghouse.
    But by the seventies, finance types were taking over chief executive roles, and vulture capitalists (eg, KKR) were beginning to buy up corporations, dump their civic duties, and load them up with debt.
    Then they started compensating CEOs with stock options so they would obsess over the short-term.
    Now every corporation lies, commits fraud, manipulates stock and cheats on taxes. We expect all corporations to be hostile to customers and no one expects them to do anything but make money.
    What is democracy with this sort of psychopathic capitalism?

  • May 18th, 2019 @ 9:09am

    Thanks for asking

    I don't know why I read that article, as it looked like old news, but when I saw that you had outstanding legal bills and were asking for help, I couldn't say No. I renewed my Friend of Techdirt status (which had lapsed. Why didn't you ding me?)

    Anyway, I hope my contribution can help keep you going. There is nothing else on the Internet for copyright and patent issues like Techdirt and I read RSS from Techdirt every day.

  • Dec 12th, 2017 @ 6:56am

    There is only one free thing in a free market (as KW England)

    We won't get anywhere in this country until people understand what is free about the free market. The only thing that is free is the freedom of the buyer and seller to find each other and strike a deal at a price they choose. Everything else has to be regulated: free roads, enforcement of contracts, anti-collusion, anti-trust, blocking of competitors, cartels, ... The list is endless.

    Without rules, the freedom of the market is lost. You can argue that government should stay out, but then you are responsible for describing to us what institution will make the rules for the market. There is no "free-market" as a singular thing. There are markets and then there are markets with rules that make them free in the sense I described above: buyers and sellers freedom to deal.

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