Onshore Tax Havens

Onshore Tax Havens

The first thing you notice on the cab ride from the airport to downtown Panama City is the skyscrapers. They’re architecturally beautiful, but jumbled together as if there was no plan or consideration for how they might look next to one another. What you might...
The Great American Plane Robbery

The Great American Plane Robbery

If you take the word “free” and rip the “r” out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: You get a “fee” — and then you get mad. This is happening to millions of airline passengers who are discovering that the advertised price...
Caught in the Corporate Feeding Frenzy

Caught in the Corporate Feeding Frenzy

The “human resources” departments of huge corporations are known for issuing helpful bulletins to employees, such as this old joke: “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” Beatings of workers these days take the form of slashing wages and benefits,...
Requiem for a Wrecking Ball

Requiem for a Wrecking Ball

Aubrey McClendon’s 2013 Chevy Tahoe ignited after he slammed into an Oklahoma City overpass at high speed. Flames charred the brazen oil and gas executive’s body so badly that medical experts relied on dental records to verify that he’d died. One day before...
Paying for Low-Wage Pollution

Paying for Low-Wage Pollution

Imagine if a corporation set up shop in your community and immediately dumped toxic sludge in your local waterways and buried radioactive waste next to your biggest playground. You and your neighbors, I bet, would demand full compensation from that corporation to pay...
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