Category: Corporate Power

microsoft boeing tax break

Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

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...

/ May 5, 2016

Arc de Triomphe Without Cars and Tourists

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...

/ January 17, 2016
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Capital One Credit Card Fraud Detection Stupidly Shuts Down Accounts

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...

/ October 2, 2015

When Banks Turn Off Your Credit Cards to “Protect” You From “Fraud”

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...

/ September 28, 2015
Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act's Out of Pocket Maximum isn't what you'd expect. In Washington State, it's insurance fraud.

/ September 25, 2015

Un-truthful Carrier: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan

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...

/ February 21, 2015
Hobby-Lobby

Hobby Lobby: Latest in Evolution of Corporate Consitutional Rights

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...

/ July 1, 2014