Eminent economist Paul Krugman has accused Amazon of being a ‘monopsony’ in the online book publishing industry. Technically the term monopsony can be applied to Amazon as it is a very big buyer interfacing with many sellers and is in a position to control prices. Amazon is the biggest seller of books and commands approximately 65 percent of the market share (US$5.25 billion, 7 per cent of Amazon’
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 22, 2014
Author's note: This article was originally written on Nov. 22, 2012 for Yahoo! Voices. Since I've based a number of subsequent free speech arguments on some arguments I've made in this column, I've re-posted it here with Yahoo! Voices going out of business for reference's sake. People love to cite the First Amendment in discussions about free speech. From expressing opposition to the cause of the
By Mike Sarzo on Oct 21, 2014
The Ebola virus, frightening as it is, has now thrown up another potential hazard. The disposal of Ebola waste from patients and materials used for treatment is a major challenge as improper disposal could lead to infection on a larger scale, threatening communities, and perhaps lead to an epidemic. The Ebola virus can be transmitted by contact with an infected person’s body fluids such as saliva,
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 21, 2014
In the wake of Ebola's arrival in the US, politicians are gearing up to do what they do best — bicker. The seeming incompetence of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention debacle over allowing an Ebola-infected person fly aboard a commercial airliner, along with other serious faux pas, is exactly the sort of fare politicos thrive on. With the Ebola men
By TJ Larson on Oct 20, 2014
As the latest round of talks on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership continue in Australia this week, the main purpose of the deal has become painfully obvious: TPP is really about giving corporations the right to sue sovereign governments for profit. In the TPP, corporations are called “investor states” with their own set of rules. “Investor-state” provisions allow corporations to sue gove
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 20, 2014
The New York Times published a piece citing unnamed federal government agents who say that the Obama administration does not intend to pursue civil rights violation charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who on Aug. 9 shot and killed Michael Brown, the black, unarmed, Ferguson, Missouri, teen. “The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far d
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Oct 20, 2014
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By Barry Eitel on Oct 21, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business, marketing, science and technology. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Ibadan with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
Free speech is what the internet and journalism is all about.
Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, published author, political junkie, photographer and former reporter.