On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this year. And, he probably didn’t mention it because he didn’t know its scope — The Read More
Here’s a recent view of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in a rare moment of being free of cars and people. During the 2015 UN Climate Conference, activists had stained the road around the site in green. I happened by when the French police were clearing traffic to wash the road: Here’s another view: I’ve made Read More
Final Update 10/15/15: After emailing with the Capital One support person below and given that they’d provided the credit that I asked for, I reactivated my accounts to give the new text alert system a try. Their exec support team called and made it quick and easy to reactivate the accounts. We’ll see how it goes. Read More
Closing My Capital One Account to Get Help I’m waiting for Capital One’s senior support team to reach out to me to discuss whether or not I will finalize my request to close my accounts with them. Today, for approximately the third time in the past year or so, they shut off my credit cards after Read More
The Affordable Care Act’s Out of Pocket Maximum isn’t what you’d expect. In Washington State, it’s insurance fraud.
Last June, I wrote a post called “Yes, You Can Spend $750 in International Data Roaming in One Minute on AT&T” which quickly went viral. In it, I mentioned my plan to switch to T-Mobile which led to this tweet by T-Mobile CEO John Legere to his 250,000+ followers: Hey @reifman, love that you’ve discovered Read More
The History of Corporate Constitutional Rights In light of this week’s Hobby Lobby ruling that corporations are persons under the law which can hold religious beliefs, I thought it would be good to revisit the origin and evolution of corporate personhood and corporate constitutional rights. While the word corporation never appears in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has been Read More