Conservative Justices on the Supreme Court Have Gone Insane

Everyone is talking about Linda Greenhouse’s column, in which she admits that the conservative justices on the Supreme Court have gone insane. If you don’t have the patience to read it, let me summarize it: The Supreme Court is hearing a new challenge to Obamacare. It’s not that the…

Robin Thicke Has Got to Give It Up

The first time I heard Blurred Lines, I assumed Robin Thicke had sampled parts of Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give it Up, not just because the feel of the songs is similar, I also heard common elements and grooves. Trouble is, the Gaye family also thought Robin Thicke took some…

Behind Private Equity’s Curtain | NYTimes.com

Happy Halloween! The scariest goblin among us? Private Equity. The New York Times says that many Private Equity funds refuse to provide information on their fees and expenses to the people who get charged those fees and expenses, often without their knowledge. First, what is “Private Equity?” “Private Equity”…

My Brother is the Reason I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Have you ever noticed that people who have an older brother tend to have way better taste in music? I’m definitely one of those people. Growing up, my brother dragged me along with him to see bands like The Smiths, Violent Femmes, The Damned and Henry Rollins, and from…

The Koch Brothers are the Rot that is Eating Away at Our Nation

October 15, 2014 There’s a nasty strain of business today that calls itself capitalism and it’s really bad for you, bad for me, and bad for America. You might have heard about these two brothers, these two ne’er-do-wells, these two sinister creeps, named the Koch Brothers. They own Koch…

I’ve Read the Government’s Arguments to Screw Amazon Workers and I’m Furious

There’s a monumental case at the Supreme Court that has got me obsessed, bewitched, enraged and mildly despondent. Technically, it’s called Integrity Staffing v. Busk. It actually is Amazon v. Amazon’s warehouse workers. (Integrity Staffing is the subcontractor stooge hired by Amazon to employ its warehouse workers). After Amazon…

Chobani and Dov Seidman Wrestle Over Use of ‘How’ Trademark

I predict this is going to end badly for Dov Seidman. Seidman, who uses “How Matters” as his content calling card, is suing Chobani yogurt for its new “How Matters” ad campaign. Seidman can win if he can show two things; First, that his trademark is distinctive enough to not be…

Justices Weighing Wages for After-Work Screenings in Amazon Case

I’m pretty much obsessed with this case. Amazon – and the companies Amazon hires to deal with its warehouse employees – make its employees go through security screens before they leave work. The employees have to hike up to 20 minutes at the end of their physically brutal shift to get to the…

Make Your Vote Count

September 24, 2014 In this episode, Coco starts off discussing statutes and regulations that are made to be as unclear and convoluted as possible. That needs to change, and the way to do that is easier than you’d think; you need to VOTE. Voting is extremely important to the…

DARPA’s jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger

DARPA. DARPA. DARPA. Dude, DARPA’s making a jetpack to help you run faster. DARPA is the government’s innovation department. They invented the Internet and GPS, among other things. Once DARPA invents something and rolls it out, entrepreneurs come through and bring it to market for the rest of us….