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On hipsters and Hitler, update on Bangladesh factory fire, our future Water World

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Listen to the new episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Allison and Jamie discuss the relationship between hipsters and Hitler, give updates on the Bangladesh factory fire, talk about the targetting of journalists by Israel, the UN passing a resolution on female genital mutilation, drone stories, another innocent black teen gunned down, the ongoing fuckery known as the War on Drugs, global horrific [...]

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When regulation is good for business

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A few days ago, I wrote about Darrell Issa’s War on Regulation, and his shiny new mission statement: The committee will query business leaders “about the government regulations that are doing the most harm to job creation efforts” and “examine how overregulation has hurt job creation.” The implication here being that regulation is bad for [...]

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The War On Regulation

A hearing topic outline released today shows what Darrel Issa intends to investigate during his time as the new chairman of the House oversight committee. The committee will query business leaders “about the government regulations that are doing the most harm to job creation efforts” and “examine how overregulation has hurt job creation.” Of course, [...]

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Capitalism didn’t save the miners

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The WSJ published a ridiculous article yesterday that claims Capitalism saved the Chilean miners, and opens with a boldface lie when writer Daniel Henninger proclaims, “It needs to be said.” Does it, Daniel? Does it really? Henninger believes the rescue of the miners is a smashing success for free market Capitalism because without that nifty [...]

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The nation's other non-BP disasters

Surely, the BP disaster deserves the obsessive coverage it has received (thus far). But at the risk of missing some other important stories, I want to briefly address two somewhat overlooked catastrophes – one that has already taken place, and one that possesses the potential to be horrific, but we still have time to stop. [...]

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BP: The media's Katrina

The President and the media can’t help BP rush through the unpleasantness of poisoning the ocean quickly enough. First, the government (starting with Bush, but extending through Obama’s reign) staffed the MMS with incompetents, who apparently alternated between allowing oil and gas company workers to fill out their own inspection forms, accepting Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl tickets [...]

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