Grace & Steel Ep. 91 09/06/17

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TOPIC: Go On, Bust the Trusts. The rich are getting richer, and getting more obnoxious everyday. They’ve always been disliked. What’s different now? What can we do?

Show Notes:

Legal Insurrection, Aug. 20, 2017: Charlottesville is being exploited to attack freedom of speech and internet freedom

Maude Barlow in Global Policy Forum, Autumn 2001: The Global Monoculture

YouTube, Sep. 5, 2917: Google Removes Free Speech App From App Store | Andrew Torba On Tucker Carlson Tonight

Robert Spencer in Truth Revolt, Sep. 1, 2017: Should Anti-trust Laws Be Used to Break Social Media Giants

Breitbart, Sep. 1, 2017: Report: Google ‘Coming After Critics’ in Academia and Journalism, ‘Forming Into a Government of Itself’

Christopher Caldwell in the Sunday Book Review, NY Times, Jan. 26, 2016: ‘Russell Kirk: American Conservative,’ by Bradley J. Birzer

Alexander Eyre in the Modern Conservative Journal, Jun. 20, 2017: The Birth of Fusionism – Frank Meyer’s “In Defense of Freedom

IMDb: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1984-1995

IMDb: Citizen Kane (1941)

AP, Jun. 22, 2017: Trump lambastes Clinton: ‘She gets rich making you poor’

The Wall Street Journal, Jul. 26, 2015: Goodbye Wall Street, Hello Silicon Valley

The Guardian, Sep. 3, 2017: Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley is the new political power in Washington

Ann Coulter Tweet, Aug. 30, 2017: “Bush cut taxes! Did it create millions of jobs? Nope. The rich pocketed their tax cut & sent jobs abroad, hired guest workers. F– them. Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole by Ann Coulter

QUOTE: ““I mean liberals, manifestly, are the real racists.”
The Daily Caller, Oct. 3, 2012: Coulter says ‘pockets of racism are on places like MSNBC,’ names Rachel Maddow

Frank Shostak in the Mises Institute, Aug. 23, 2001: What is up with the GDP?

Neil Irwin in the New York Times, Sep. 3, 2017: To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy by Pat Buchanan 1998

New York Post, Aug. 17, 2017: Starbucks CEO: American values are ‘hanging in the abyss’

NOTE: Perhaps sensing a real opportunity to viewed as something other than overpaid anti-American traitors…
Huffington Post, Aug. 14, 2017: More CEOs Quit Trump Advisory Council After Merck Chief Resigns Over Charlottesville

Infogalactic: Howard Buffet

Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 28, 2012: Buffett’s railroad among winners from Keystone denial

Huffington Post, Jul. 11, 2017: How Obama’s Failure To Prosecute Wall Street Set The Stage For Trump’s Win

Mashable, Sep. 2, 2017: The anti-monopoly ideas Google tried to suppress are growing influential

QUOTE: “This year, Google is on track to spend more money than any company in America on lobbying. In 2015, it was the third biggest corporate spender, paying more than Exxon Mobil, Lockheed Martin or the Koch brothers on lobbying.”
Zephyr Teachout in the Washington Mockingbird, Aug. 30, 2017: Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism. It’s time to stop them.

Lillian Salerno in the Washington Mockingbird, Apr. 20, 2017: Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.

Irwin M. Stelzer in The Weekly Standard, Jul. 22, 2017: Time to Break Up Amazon?–Americans have a schizophrenic attitude toward successful big businesses.

Kelly Jane Torrance Twitter

New York Times, Aug. 15, 2015: Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Business Insider, Dec. 1, 2013: I Spent A Week Working At An Amazon Warehouse And It Is Hard, Physical Work Labor Movement

Infogalactic: Susan Wojcicki

Steve Sailer in Taki’s Magazine, Aug. 30, 2017: A Tale of Two Sisters

NOTE: On start-up incubators
New York Times, Mar. 30, 2016: Expa Labs Will Nurture Tech Start-Ups a Few at a Time

Outside the Beltway, Apr. 17, 2009: Will Wilkinson – Canadian

The Globalist, Nov. 21, 2013: Just the Facts: CEOs and the Rest of Us

Glassdoor, Aug. 25, 2015: CEO to Worker Pay Ratios: Average CEO Earns 204 Times Median Worker Pay

CBS MoneyWatch, Oct. 24, 2007: Merrill Lynch’s Stanley O’Neal Has Some Answering To Do

Vanity Fair, Oct. 6, 2010: The Blundering Herd

Josh Barro in The New York Times, Sep. 17, 2015: Fiorina Increased Hewlett-Packard’s Sales, but Not Its Profits

SF Gate, Nov. 3, 2010: Barbara Boxer defeats Carly Fiorina in Senate

Infogalactic: Meg Whitman

Gregg Easterbrook: Other Writings

Business Insider, Jul. 26, 2011: Plan B: President Clinton’s 1995 Mexico Bailout

Adam Curtis Blog, Sep. 13, 2011: The Curse of TINA

Steve Sailer in The Unz Review, Jun. 7, 2014: Bill Gates’ Common Core Megalomania

New York Times, Sep. 1, 2017: New America, a Google-Funded Think Tank, Faces Backlash for Firing a Google Critic

QUOTE: “In 2004, the Los Angeles Times revealed a $100 million gift made by investor David Gelbaum. Unfortunately for environmentalists, Gelbaum’s money came with the string attached that the club never speak out against or try to limit immigration into the United States no matter how obvious it became that adding more people has severe ecological consequences.”
Joe Guzzardi in Noozhawk, Feb. 17, 2012: The Sierra Club and the $100 Million Donation That Changed It Forever

Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun

Infogalactic: Alberta Report

Infogalactic: Western Standard

Ezra Levant in The National Post, Sep. 1, 2017: Why demonize The Rebel for daring to criticize ‘political Islam’?

Tabatha Southey in The Globe and Mail, Aug. 25, 2017: Some Conservatives have denounced The Rebel. What took so long?

NOTE: Tabatha Southey has since been let go from the Globe and Mail
Canadaland, Aug. 31, 2017: Globe And Mail Axes Tabatha Southey, Leah McLaren

NOTE: And then Ezra offered her a job, though we all assumed he wasn’t serious. OR WAS HE???
Ezra Levant Tweet, Aug. 31, 2017: “Drop us a line, we’re hiring.

Infogalactic: Sherman Antitrust Act


Infogalactic: United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.

The Hill, Feb. 7, 2916: Bill Clinton’s telecom law: Twenty years later


YouTube, Jul. 21, 2006: Mr. Show: GloboChem

The Telegraph, Sep. 21, 2012: EU clears Universal takeover of EMI with conditions

New York Times, Feb. 7, 2013: Warner Music Group Buys EMI Assets for $765 Million Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy by Edward Luttwak, 2000

Canadian Business, Oct. 2, 2015: On the road with Jimmy Pattison, “Canada’s Warren Buffett”

Hollywood Reporter, Aug. 2, 2017: Al Gore’s Electric Bills Get Criticism Ahead of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel

Climate Depot, Aug. 7, 2017: ‘This was not supposed to happen’: Gore’s sequel comes in dismal 15th at box office – Gore fans allege film ‘sabotaged’ by Paramount

QUOTE: “From wellvis: You’re only one Tony award away from an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). What plans do you have in that regard? Gore: I’ve got my eyes on the Heisman.”
UPI, Nov. 15, 2012: The best of Al Gore’s Reddit AMA

NOTE: Speaking of juked stats. This picture…
Global News, Sep. 13, 2013: Canadians richer than ever – and awash in debt

NOTE: …becomes this a mere four years later.
The Globe and Mail, Sep. 5, 2017: Canadians are richer than ever after 2016 growth–Canada now boasts four ‘cities of millionaires,’ report finds: National household net worth rises to 12 per cent, according to new report, with last year’s momentum carrying into 2017

Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor, Jun. 23, 2013: Education: An industry of mediocrity

Jerry Pournelle’s Chaos Manor, Jul. 21, 2016: Education: robbin’ the poor. Landmark election. Distractions

Forbes, Sep. 4, 2014: Housing Prices Aren’t Included In Consumer Price Indices And That Makes Them A Lousy Measure Of The Prices Consumer’s Face

Christian Science Monitor, Apr. 2000: Can Juan Doe keep prices low?

US News and World Report, Jun. 28, 2007: Is Americanism the ‘Fourth Great Religion’?

NOTE: Featuring Sir James Goldsmith
Vanity Fair, May 1997: Billionaire with a Cause

Infogalactic: Taxation history of the United States

Mirror, Jan. 26, 2016: Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay and Apple avoided £1BILLION of UK tax

Daily Caller, Aug. 31, 2017: Millions In International Accounts Linked To Far-Left Lobbying Group

CNS News, Jun. 2, 2017: Not So Great: 94,983,000 Americans Not in the Labor Force in May

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

CNBC, May 25, 2017: Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

Forbes, Sep. 9, 2013: Can Interns Who Agreed To Work For Free Sue For Wages?

Anis Shivani in Salon, Sept. 2, 2017: Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down