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Listeners mourn the death of net neutrality listen

04/25/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Net neutrality, Google, Netflix, Apple, Comcast, Verizon


Net neutrality supporters say a new FCC rule proposal kills their efforts.

The proposal would allow internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to charge websites for a special "lane" to provide better web access to users. Critics argue this will stifle smaller startup websites like Vimeo or Buzzfeed while allowing larger companies like Netflix to reap the benefits of better service. They say it would frustrate users who may find themselves easily accessing one website while having...

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Giant corporations pay little or no federal taxes

03/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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On part two of today's Radioactivity an interview with Chuck Collins who is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is co-author of "The Moral Measure of the Economy" and with Bill Gates Sr. of "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.

Collins recently wrote the piece "Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers," which states: "Instead of cutting state and fed...


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