Corporatism Archive

Why Your Vote Doesn’t Really Matter Much

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig brilliantly explains how money, and the “nomination filter” has destroyed our elections. By our, we mean for everyone from Hong Kong to Alabama, from London to Moscow. It’s only a six-minute presentation, and he says so much. To put it

Feminist T-Shirt Actually Made By Women Earning $1 An Hour

The line of “This is a what a feminist looks like” T-shirts has been exposed, via a Daily Mail investigation, as actually been made by women living in Mauritius and earning about 1/4 the average local wage. The investigative report entailed a photographer and reporter

These 6 Corporations Own Most Of The Media

The ownership of the news media in the U.S. has been concentrated in the hands of just 6 incredibly powerful media corporations which control most of what we watch, hear and read every day. The 6 corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney,

10 Corporations Create Almost All Your Stuff

You probably knew some of these connections already, but the size and scope of these Russian-doll like corporations is hard to imagine. Although many have heard of Nestle, fewer have heard of Unilever, which sells to two billion people around the world and can attribute the

Tesla Motors Frees All Electric Car Related Patents

In a move which seems conventionally unwise, Tesla Motors, has decided to release its patents to competitors and developers for free. After having traditionally only obtained “defensive” patents (preventing the theft of their technology but not hindering the work of others), they have decided

John Oliver Hilariously Explains The Assault On The Internet

John Oliver, of The Daily Show, goes about explaining the attack on internet equality. By hiding “something evil in something boring,” companies hope to reduce competition while expanding profits, all without anyone noticing. Well, John Oliver isn’t alone in noticing, and we encourage anyone

Fueled By Us: The Deadliest Conflict You’ve Never Heard Of

The electronics we use every day could have a sinister side: they could contain slave-mined minerals in the Congo, otherwise known as ‘Conflict Minerals.’ The Second Congo War, also known as the Great War of Africa, caused by these conflict minerals, is not well

See The Human Cost Of Your iPhone… It Will Shock You

We’d like to think slavery is in the past, but this short and to-the-point documentary asks you to consider that the cellphone you’re holding in your hand may have involved something equally terrible: young Chinese workers enduring 15-hour days without holidays or rights. These

No More Backyard Chickens Or Small Farmers Allowed in Michigan?

Due to a new ruling from Michigan’s Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, residents will lose their right to keep livestock on their own property. On April 28th, 2014, the commission ruled that local governments have the right to ban livestock from any area

Small Developer Makes Game For Dead Mom, Stolen And Sued By King.com

This is an open letter to King.com, who wants to cancel the registration of the CandySwipe trademark. “Dear King, Congratulations! You win! I created my game CandySwipe in memory of my late mother who passed away at an early age of 62 of leukemia.