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Mapping Out The Revolving Door Between Gov't And Big Business In Venn Diagrams

Mapping Out The Revolving Door Between Gov't And Big Business In Venn Diagrams | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

Via Larry Lessig we get series of Venn diagrams showing the revolving door between big business and government. When people talk about regulatory capture, this is what they mean. When people talk about corruption and crony capitalism, this is what they mean. If you want a quick visual idea of why so few people trust this government to do the right thing for the people, rather than the big companies, this is why. [MORE diagrams]

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A great diagram for every citizen to gaze upon! Thank You Larry Lessig of Harvard Law. Great Visual! Your friend Aaron would be proud of you.


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Rene Thompson's comment, March 6, 2013 4:57 PM
Why not do both parties?
Monica S Mcfeeters's comment, March 7, 2013 3:36 PM
This is most likely incomplete or it may also be due to the fact that we have a Democratic president filling jobs at the moment. It seems to record mostly those current positions that overlapped in earlier periods & show up in both parties. There does appear to be influence no matter which party is in charge.
Monica S Mcfeeters's comment, March 11, 2013 11:21 AM
Also Aaron died as a result of Obama's (Bush's to a lesser degree) push to promote a cyberwar defenses and offenses and part of that means capturing and cornering talent like Aaron's to work for the government and corporate interest. I think many people don't realize that the Republicans aren't the only ones not playing in all the various power games fairly. All of them are reaching for the power of the web and being not clearly in control of it is scary to the so called and sometimes elected "ruling class" of all governments and businesses. The cyberwar is real and citizens all over the planet need to be fully aware that it may be the most serious war of all times and hold their own share of that power through activism, shopping habits and sending strong messages to officials all over the globe. The fight isn't just out of country hacks....It is over who will control the voice and the messages of the planet and the power it gives to many groups like this and totally different groups from this to connect to one another and collectively and individually seek answers to problems and discoveries we can't even imagine. And the longing to hold on to the old power structure is now challenged more than ever in history if people all over the world don't pay attention they will lose the war and never know it happened. Aaron's army goes on to make sure that doesn't happen. His death shows how serious all governments are taking this war. He faced more years in jail than a murderer in most states and all he was trying to do was make knowledge available as a cultural share. Now that's a scary odd war like we've never seen, but it is clearly real.
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Who’s trying to influence your vote?

Who’s trying to influence your vote? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A guide to our political TV ad trackers.
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For a Worker With Little Time Between 3 Jobs, a Nap Has Fatal Consequences

For a Worker With Little Time Between 3 Jobs, a Nap Has Fatal Consequences | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The death of Maria Fernandes, a 32-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts worker, has been held up as a symbol of the hardships facing the nation’s army of low-wage workers.
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Terror charges against ex-Guantanamo detainee dropped

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Marianne Castiglia (@feathersnpaws) | Twitter

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Because 94 million Americans did not vote in 2012, THAT's why! 

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Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose the Common Good

Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose the Common Good | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Masters of Mankind want us to become the "stupid nation," in the interests of their short-term gain -- damn the consequences.
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Exclusive - Rand Paul: Block Obama’s Next Attorney General Pick If Nominee Supports Executive Amnesty

Exclusive - Rand Paul: Block Obama’s Next Attorney General Pick If Nominee Supports Executive Amnesty | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he will and other senators should oppose President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder if that candidate supports the president’s planned executive...
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A Few Reminders for the GOP

A Few Reminders for the GOP | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The midterm elections are just around the corner, but I'm already looking ahead to 2016. Why? Because the GOP has a habit of screwing up presidential elections lately. It would be awesome if that didn't happen again.
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Three firefighters who responded to Ground Zero died on the same day. They all suffered from cancer.

Three firefighters who responded to Ground Zero died on the same day. They all suffered from cancer. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Three former members of the New York City fire department who had responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks died on the same day this week.
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Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.
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MIT's new cement recipe could cut carbon emissions by more than half

MIT's new cement recipe could cut carbon emissions by more than half | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
As one of our most relied upon construction materials, concrete makes a significant contribution to our overall carbon emissions. By altering the quantities...
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Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision Insuring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Red States

Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision Insuring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Red States | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The positive trend in Medicaid enrollment among low-income children shows promise of changing the health outcomes of a group that experts say often misses opportunities to diagnose serious health conditions early.
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ATM Fees Are Officially an Absolute Ripoff

ATM Fees Are Officially an Absolute Ripoff | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
ATM fees — our favorite thing to complain about — rose five percent in the last year.That's right, people. Withdrawing money from an out of network ATM — i.e.
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UK Prime Minister Thinks 9/11 Truthers Should be Eradicated by the UN

UK Prime Minister Thinks 9/11 Truthers Should be Eradicated by the UN | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
This war monger needs to retire or get fired already.
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Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose

Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
David Koch, not holding up well under scrutiny.
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ALEC - Let the Sun Shine In - Resist the Privatization of America

ALEC - Let the Sun Shine In - Resist the Privatization of America | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Making solar energy cost-prohibitive for homeowners and businesses is part of a larger ALEC objective, to eliminate state renewable energy mandates.
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Did sequestration cause the Secret Service’s problems?

Did sequestration cause the Secret Service’s problems? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A House oversight committee examined the issue on Tuesday. Here are two charts that show the agency's funding and personnel levels.
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You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor

You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
There's now a public database revealing the speaking fees, consulting fees, and stake ownership of more than 500,000 physicians.
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Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”

Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis” | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Tobacco giants have been considering the marijuana market since at least the 1960s. After all, who knows how to sell psychoactive smoke-ables better than Big Tobacco?
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Survey of Active Duty Military Shows Major Oppposition to Ground War in Iraq and Syria

Survey of Active Duty Military Shows Major Oppposition to Ground War in Iraq and Syria | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It is possible that many soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are beginning to see the cycle of endless war for what it is: a profit machine for the political elite.
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Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy'

Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy' | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the...
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Wikipedia used by government to smear and defame alternative media personalities

Wikipedia used by government to smear and defame alternative media personalities | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) One of the primary reasons why academic institutions prohibit the use of Wikipedia as a legitimate source for research is because the open-ended site is rife with abuse.

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Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states

Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.
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Common Core Documentary and a Leaked Letter

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Hat tip goes out to Common Core: Education Without Representation for the article we are sharing here. "A revealing CCSSO letter, leaked to the public, reveals Common Core investors’ collective pan...
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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.
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Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The survey released Monday by Bankrate.com finds the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.
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How Koch brothers-linked groups tried to hijack the electoral college.

How Koch brothers-linked groups tried to hijack the electoral college. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
And make it harder to elect Democratic presidents.
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