Yearly Archives: 2003

Rights eroding before our eyes

Looks like our fair legislature slipped one past us again. Since the PATRIOT II bill was shot down before it even made it to Congress, some of the proponents decided to sneak parts of it into an otherwise-innocuous spending bill. The new amendment widens the scope of the FBI’s information-subpoena powers to include businesses like casinos, travel agencies, and the US Postal Service.

Happy Meanie

A try at a first post, for me. I have now entered the blogosphere.

Fast Company‘s cover article for December is a good overview of what Wal-Mart is doing to our economy. It is more even-handed than many others very critical of WM, so perhaps more useful for discussion with frequent shoppers whom we all know.

“The Wal-Mart You Don’t Know”

Then there’s the PBS StoreWars report, which is more polarizing. And for a real exposure of the oxymoron “Wal-Mart ethics,” try here.