Wal-Mart (the president’s model company) Lies To Hike CEO Bonuses, While Cutting Workers Pay

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I wonder what the genius in the White House, who organized the president’s celebration of Wal-Mart this past week, will say now. Or was it the president who thought, “gee, Wal-Mart, now there’s a model to hold up”. Just to aid anyone who had any doubts about the kind of company the Beast of Bentonville really is, Wal-Mart is happy to effectively lie to make sure its executives get their huge bonuses.

Bailouts in Secret

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Keep your eye on the ball, which is tough when it come to making sure another chunk of change doesn’t end up in the pockets of the big banks. But, it keeps happening.

Love That Bank Humor

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Really, I can’t tell whether people who work at the major banks moonlight as comedy writers for The Daily Show, or they are so immune to public shame or punishment that they just don’t give a damn.

The CEO Pay Myth

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Yeah, yeah, CEOs, you are all Gods and indispensable to the success of your company. You’ve made that argument year after year, no matter how your companies failed — and the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists”) and the people you buy to do your bidding (we call them “politicians”) have bought this malarkey for so long that it’s allowed you to rob the treasuries of your companies. Problem is, a lot of the reasons lathered with bullshit about why you get paid obscene amounts of money are just plain false.

About Bad Behavior

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   People behave badly. Well, duh. I tend to be a forgiving sort in most individual cases. But, it’s the people who behave badly who hurt lots of people who …

This Is What Fear Smells Like

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   Would you buy anything from this man, even an opinion?: “I know Americans are concerned about the adjustments that are taking place in our financial markets,” Mr. Bush said …

On The Teetering Edge

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    I don’t want to be negative all the time but, folks, I just don’t see a way out of the economic mess without some more serious pain being inflicted. …