Facebook’s Metaverse Heralds a Brave New Underworld of Metacrime

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has probably not had the year he had hoped for. In late spring, New York Times reporters Sheera Frankel and Cecilia Kang made waves with the release of their new book, An Ugly Truth, which took readers deep inside Facebook’s cutthroat corporate culture and revealed that internal concerns about the spread of hate and misinformation on the social media titan’s massive platform were routinely sidelined in the pursuit of pure profit.

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Enjoying Autarky?

COVID-19 managed to do quickly what our anti-trade protectionists have tried to do slowly: deprive American consumers of inexpensive imports.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you ever have built a house, then you have probably experienced delays, cost overruns, a few unreliable subcontractors, and sundry other hassles. One thing you probably have not experienced is thinking to yourself, “Gee, I wish this were a lot more expensive!”
President Biden has heard the complaints that homeowners are not making, and has come up with an ingenious scheme to make them poorer.

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Supply Chain Issues and Inferior Technology Negatively Impacting Coronavirus Fight

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Posted: Nov 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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Many Americans have found great comfort in getting vaccinated against Covid-19. Whether you are for vaccination or not, most people will agree Covid-19 is going to be part of our landscape for years to come and the more people who develop a defense against the virus’ most dangerous outcomes the better.

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Raising Energy Prices Through Intimidation

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Posted: Nov 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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As the weather turns colder, higher energy prices that consumers have been seeing at the pump are rapidly going to show up on home heating bills. The cost of crude oil, natural gas, and even coal has skyrocketed due to a confluence of factors ranging from U.S. and European energy policies, pandemic-related fluctuations in supply and demand and even low wind production.

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Prices for food and gas are rising sharply. Is health care next?

Inflation is on the rise, driving up the price of gas and food. One sector of the US economy is behaving particularly strangely: For once, medical prices have been increasing at a significantly lower rate than prices in the overall economy.
In October 2021, according to the nonprofit health care analysis group Altarum, prices for health care services rose at a 2 percent rate year-over-year, compared to a 6.2 percent rate for all consumer products.

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Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them | Andrew Gawthorpe

Democrats need to admit that inflation is real – or voters will turn on them

Andrew Gawthorpe

Inflation is an issue of real concern to many Americans. It’s also a chance for Democrats to name and shame price-gougers

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.’ Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

‘This week Biden announced the release of 50m barrels of oil from the US strategic petroleum reserve, an attempt to bring down gas prices at the pump.

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The greediest Thanksgiving ever

Now, they tell us, inflation might be happening — but it’s the fault of greedy corporations! And those companies must be punished.

Corporate greed is why your Thanksgiving turkey and energy prices are more expensive this year, alleges Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Corporate greed is also why Dollar Tree is finally raising its prices, after 35 years, from $1 to $1.25 for most items, says a senior staffer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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NBC News Wants You to Charge Granny for Giblet Gravy

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Posted: Nov 24, 2021 11:14 AM

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The White House is dismissing concerns about the historic cost of Thanksgiving Dinner this year, which is up 14 percent.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki brushed aside those concerns during her daily press briefing.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever cooked a turkey before, but a 20-pound turkey is a pretty big turkey, I think we can all agree,” she said. “They’re about $1 more.

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