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Boeing vs. Public Broadcasting

By Dean Baker via Common Dreams

The media have been engaged big time in the numbers without context game, throwing out really big numbers faster than anyone can catch them. (For the biggest, the overall size of the stimulus, given the time frame, we are looking at a stimulus that is about five times as large as the Obama stimulus.) While there are many great comparisons to be made on who got what, for now I just want to focus on one: the handout to Boeing compared with the money provided to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Posted on March 31, 2020
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Posted on April 1, 2019

Boeing vs. Public Broadcasting

By Dean Baker via Common Dreams
While some people are undoubtedly upset by the CPB getting $75 million, Boeing is getting more than 10 times as much money from the rescue package.

Posted on March 31, 2020

Paying The Price Of Science Denialism - Again

By David Michaels/Undark
Having been fed a diet of anti-science rhetoric for years, it is not surprising that Republicans are far less likely to follow social distancing, hand washing, and other recommendations.

Posted on March 28, 2020

Did The U.S. Commit Crimes In Afghanistan? International Prosecutors Want To Find Out

By Hurst Hannum/The Conversation
An exercise in futility? In part, yes.

Posted on March 21, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Just How Devastating The Greed Of For-Profit Insurance Industry Has Become

By Wendell Potter/Common Dreams
Remember: For-profit insurers are in the business to make a profit. Period.

Posted on March 19, 2020

Stop Comparing The Coronavirus To The Flu

By Charles Ornstein/ProPublica
It's way deadlier.

Posted on March 14, 2020

Protecting Civil Liberties During A Public Health Crisis

By Matthew Guariglia and Adam Schwartz/Electronic Frontier Foundation
There is historical precedent for life-saving programs, and their intrusions on liberties, to outlive their urgency.

Posted on March 11, 2020

Allstate's Secret Suckers List

By Consumer Reports
"Insurance should be priced fairly, based on the risk posed by the driver, not on how much they are willing to pay or other factors that have nothing to do with their driving record."

Posted on March 9, 2020

Trump's Banana Split Economy

By Steve Balkin
Diseconomies of scale.

Posted on March 6, 2020

Report: One In Three Illinois Households Can't Afford Basic Needs

By The United Way of Illinois
Thirty-six percent of Illinois households have incomes below the state's cost of living.

Posted on March 5, 2020

Schools Are Spying On Students, But Students Can Fight Back

By The Electronic Freedom Foundation
Here's how.

Posted on March 3, 2020

Cook County's Soda Tax Worked

By UIC
Purchases of the taxed beverages decreased by 21%.

Posted on February 24, 2020

The Socialist Roots Of The Bagel

By Tara Moulson/New America
Bernie Sanders enjoys his with lox.

Posted on February 21, 2020

The Week In WTF Redux: Blago Is Back Edition

By David Rutter
Must we belabor the obvious? Yes, we must, and we will.

Posted on February 20, 2020

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