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  1. Atypical is offline
    05-15-2022, 10:36 AM #261
    It is a fact that government agencies are essentially controlled by the industries that they are supposed to regulate. It's so common that there is a name for it - Corporate Capture. Since the only thing that corporations care about is profit, they are slow to correct problems that may decrease it. Sometimes they have to be forced when the public gets enraged.

    The causes of the current infant formula shortage are another case study in corporate/government corruption.

    Bill Marler is a well-known attorney who has an exclusive practice in litigation regarding food safety. His recent post lays out the details of what led to this crisis.

    https://www.marlerblog.com/lawyer-op...eds-to-fix-it/

    EDIT

    Additional information about how Corporate Capture contributed to this infant formula crisis.

    https://theintercept.com/2022/05/13/...ting-lobbying/
    Last edited by Atypical; 05-15-2022 at 01:47 PM.

  2. Atypical is offline
    05-23-2022, 12:15 PM #262
    Here is a case study that shows, AGAIN, how capitalism and individual greed damages this country's stability.

    https://theintercept.com/2022/05/21/...falo-shooting/

  3. Atypical is offline
    06-07-2022, 12:49 PM #263
    The frenzy over high gas prices is in third gear. Citizens, always disinterested in spending time to get objective and accurate information on anything important and complex are bashing the administration, with repukes as usual feeding them innuendo and disinformation to gain political advantage.

    There is massive gouging by all parties, (isn't uncontrolled capitalism great?) but there are other factors as well. This link will provide those details.

    https://wallstreetonparade.com/2022/...ll-time-highs/

  4. Atypical is offline
    06-15-2022, 12:17 PM #264
    There are many alleged causes of the current surge in inflation. Some are valid, many are not. Companies are taking advantage of the confusion and rampantly gouging.

    The establishment, always looking to serve itself, while ignoring working people and the middle class, is using the usual remedy and not anything that would control rapacious corporate greed.

    The "little people" are always the losers. That's how capitalism works.

    https://jacobin.com/2022/06/inflatio...-workers-wages

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    For those who want a more detailed view of the causes (and possible fallout) of our current inflation pressures, this will provide it. As I say often, there is never anything simple about significant events, so when you hear any politician, especially a repuke, say "this is the cause and this is who to blame," they are trying to manipulate you. Hold them in contempt permanently.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2022...ngs-first.html
    Last edited by Atypical; 06-15-2022 at 03:00 PM.

  5. Atypical is offline
    06-16-2022, 02:51 PM #265
    During the height of the pandemic (so far) there were complaints of mixed messages coming from health agencies. They were mostly valid, except for those made by deniers looking to use anything to question the government's response.

    The science was evolving daily and very difficult, the pace didn't always allow timely communication between individuals and agencies, and the public was rightly confused and frightened as a result.

    But there was another reason - business was intensely pressuring the government to limit its health and safety recommendations because it would hurt profits. The public is always expendable.

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2...wreaking-havoc

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