Corporatocracy: Living in the UCA (United Corps. of America)
At a meeting convened in 2011 to boost safety at Bangladesh garment factories, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) made a call: paying suppliers more to help them upgrade their manufacturing facilities was too costly. The comments from a Wal-Mart sourcing director appear in minutes of the meeting, which was attended by more than a dozen retailers including Gap Inc. (GPS) , Target Corp. and JC Penney Co.
Class Warfare - Pay Attention, America...
The price of a drug used to delay birth in women at high risk of delivering prematurely is going to skyrocket following Food and Drug Administration approval of a prescription form of the product, a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone.
Contrary to Wikipedia and its source - pseudo-economist Paul Samuelson, who was the " key to Keynes' influence " - there isn't any such thing as a natural monopoly . Any monopoly that comes about and maintains its power does so solely through government intervention (e.g., regulations, subsidies, laws).
America in Decline
The reports are available (for the time being: 20 June 2011 here and here from Edward Fullbrook
Corporations Influencing Policy
Corporate Greed vs Public Interest