DAVID CAY JOHNSTON ~ THE FINE PRINT

~ JUP ~ Jacking Up Prices

~ TROFP ~ The Rise Of Falling Prices

~ PP ~ Promises, Promises

~ RBTL ~ Reading Between The Lines

~ CPU ~ Corporate Power Unlimited

~ OWFCAD-ATUERTSAESTCTTFOMTT ~ Oligarchs Were Forever Conspiring Against Democracy – Attempting To Undermine Economic Rules That Serve All Equally So They Could Tilt The Flow Of Money To Themselves

~ T-OBTP-P-ATEITBOIITBEIC~ The – Original Boston Tea Party – Protesting – A Tax Exemption Intended To Bail Out Investors In The British East India Company

~ EITYFAI-CWRWDS ~ Early In The Years Following American Independence – Corporations Were Regarded With Deep Suspicion

~ SCC/SPR ~ Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad

~ C/FEC ~ Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

~ HHI ~ Herfindahl-Hirschman Index

~ ITNPAFF ~ In Twenty-Ninth Place And Fading Fast

~ PUC ~ Profits Upkeep Commissions

~ FF ~ Fee Fatigue

~ AFOF ~ A Festival Of Fees

~ NBSCDMDTAEAASTF-TPLAVU ~ No Business Sector Can Do More Damage To An Economy And A Society Than Finance – The Potential Losses Are Virtually Unlimited

~ T2008MCETFPIAHOHJ ~ The 2008 Meltdown Cost Every Thirty-Fourth Person In America His Or Her Job

~ SPUBWAT ~ Solving Problems Usually Begins With Acknowledging Them

~ TATBBDNEOIAISF-BTAUNE ~ To Assume That Bad Behavior Does Not Exist Or Is Anomalous Is Sheer Folly – But That Assumption Underlies Neoclassical Economics

~ SCD-TCTTNRTWOPFTP ~ So-Called Deregulation – The Changes Tend Toward New Rules That Wipe Out Protections For The Powerless

~ RI ~ Restore Integrity

~ WCUAATTTRHPI-TCIBAI-ETTHNET-TBPDYWAPUYTB ~ When Companies Use Accounting And Tax Tricks To Report Huge Profits In – The Cayman Islands, Bermuda And Ireland – Even Though They Have No Employees There – They Both Push Down Your Wages And Push Up Your Tax Burdens

~ OCFIOLU:OTWCWWDNHSCFTAIGFTWCWWWHSA ~ One Crucial Fact Is Often Left Unsaid: Our Trade With Countries Where We Do Not Have So-Called Free Trade Agreements Is Growing Faster Than With Countries With Which We Have Such Agreements

~ BHMWWTHCWWTGAS-NWSDATCIFOT ~ Businesses Hire More Workers When They Have Customers Who Want Their Goods And Services – Not When Someone Dangles A Tax Cut In Front Of Them

~ FATTOPIA-TNTAS ~ For All The Talk Of Prosperity In America – The Numbers Tell Another Story

~ EHCSWEMOTFGTBWSAIC ~ Eliminating Holding-Company Structures Would End Many Of The Financial Games That Benefit Wall Street And Its Clients

~ DUTSF ~ Don’t Underestimate The Shame Factor

~ NMTD-YHTPYTI-WSBBBTD? ~ No More Tax Deferrals – You Have To Pay Your Taxes Immediately – Why Shroud Big Business Be Treated Differently?

~ WABRBBRTTPFFHBITFP ~ We Are Being Robbed Blind By Rules That The Politically Favored Few Have Buried In The Fine Print

~ TPCF-WWTCAGGTWTRITF-ATWUTDOCM ~ The Politically Connected Few – Who Write The Contracts And Get Governments To Write The Rules In Their Favor – All The While Undoing The Disciple Of Competitive Markets

~ UWFB-TEEWCTSTP-WWMASTFIOTVMDTSOOS-NOEWDTJ ~ Unless We Fight Back – The Economic Elite Will Continue To Stuff Their Pockets – While Weakening Markets And Stagnant-To-Failing Incomes Of The Vast Majority Damage The Stability Of Our Society – No One Else Will Do This Job

~ MYIDAP ~ Make Yourself Informed, Dedicated And Powerful

~ RCCFTBU ~ Real Change Comes From The Bottom Up

~ RBWY ~ Reform Begins With You

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