Category Archives: Society

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Arbitration Facts

I can go on and on about arbitration. I’m not only passionate about this topic because I realize how important it is, I’m also interested because it really is a fascinating topic. It’s like a microcosmic view of the American government, including how our courts work, and the balance of power between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

However, I realize this is a topic that’s probably of little interest to most of you. Some of you aren’t from the US, in which case this country’s arbitration policies aren’t of interest. For the US folks, I’m not sure if you think mandatory arbitration agreements will not impact you, you’re already sold on the need to eliminate them and have contacted your congressional representatives, or because it’s not been brought up by Scoble or Arrington.

However, if the reason you’re not interested is because you don’t know much about arbitration, leave comments and I’ll do my best to answer, or perhaps address the question to people who can answer the question. Continue reading

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Binding Mandatory Arbitration: A report by Public Citizen

-updated- Can your congressional representative be bought? A report on Binding Mandatory Arbitration agreements, and a bill before congress to take back the law from the corporations. It’s an eye opening experience to see how many people have received contributions from the fat cats. Continue reading

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Creative Inevitability

Wherein the author reflects on the recent lawsuit against Creative Commons and the warnings she’s given for half a decade. Continue reading

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The Jena 6

The big story in these parts today is the protest rallies in support of the group of black youths known as the “Jena 6″. Jena is a small town in Louisiana, and the focus of about 10,000 protesters from all … Continue reading

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Mobile Jones brought this up in comments, but I had already started a post. I’ll link to Mobile’s writeup on this when she provides the URL. It is hot, and I’m having a lot of problems with my right hand, … Continue reading

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Health Care: Presidential Comparisons

Susan Blumenthal provided one of the best in-depth analysis of Presidential candidates health care plans, in objective, side-by-side comparison of all the candidates: Republican and Democrat. In explaining the charts, she wrote: With our current sick care system, Americans cannot … Continue reading

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