Russ Baker interviews Jonathan Frieman, who took an unusual stand against corporate personhood. Frieman was stopped in October by a sheriff in Marin County (a San Francisco suburb)—for driving solo in the lane for high-occupancy vehicles. He then pulled out corporate papers and argued that he was traveling with another person—since corporations count as persons. In January, he got his day in court. He didn’t win, but he did show how creative approaches can make people pay attention. His action drew local and national media coverage.
Former American Airlines chairman Bob Crandall with some ideas on taxes, the economy, and more. Not what you’d expect….
Boy, do we have smart readers. Here’s another good one—reflecting on Nick Hanauer’s TED talk about job creation, the rich, myths, propaganda, and much more.
In this presentation, rich guy Nick Hanauer makes some simple yet profound points about whether keeping taxes low on rich people produce jobs.
The New York Times’ Public Editor ponders how to cover the protests breaking out throughout America and the world, and turns to colleagues at other news organizations for guidance. How clueless can the establishment be? Read on.
The leadership in Egypt is in jail, and bravo, says our Paper of Record. Meanwhile, back home, our counterpart establishment is doing just fine, thanks.
If George Carlin were still with us, we’d have recruited him for the WhoWhatWhy advisory board. He had a certain clarity about the world that is sadly lacking. Accept no substitute….
Now’s the time to shake off the slumber and look—gasp—look at who’s really benefitting from the shutdown threat.