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Citizens United and Dred Scott
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The Boston Globe has an opinion column by Farah Stockman that more or less defends a Democratic congressman who is running for Senate, Ed Markey, for his ridiculous comment likening the Supreme Court's First Amendment decision Citizens United to an earlier Supreme Court's infamous decision enslaving Dred Scott. She writes:

does Markey have a point as well? The clumsiness of the comparison overshadowed his broader argument: The Supreme Court sometimes issues rulings that subvert democracy, and when that happens, we can't let them stand.

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Restaurant Red Tape
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The Boston Globe carries a Farah Stockman column about the ridiculous amount of bureaucratic red tape someone who wants to open a restaurant in Boston must endure:

More burdensome than the money is the time. Many new restaurant owners hire lawyers to navigate paperwork, driving up costs even more.

In Chicago, Wu and her family just put a sign in the window and opened. But in Boston, they would have had to get approval from a neighborhood board. In Chicago, they held open mic poetry nights to attract customers. In Boston, they would have had to apply for an "entertainment license." In Chicago, they used second-hand furniture. But in Boston, they would have had to buy it new or have the Boston Fire Department chemist test every chair to prove that it wasn't flammable.

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Restaurant Red Tape
futureofcapitalism.com

The Boston Globe carries a Farah Stockman column about the ridiculous amount of bureaucratic red tape someone who wants to open a restaurant in Boston must endure:

More burdensome than the money is the time. Many new restaurant owners hire lawyers to navigate paperwork, driving up costs even more.

In Chicago, Wu and her family just put a sign in the window and opened. But in Boston, they would have had to get approval from a neighborhood board. In Chicago, they held open mic poetry nights to attract customers. In Boston, they would have had to apply for an "entertainment license." In Chicago, they used second-hand furniture. But in Boston, they would have had to buy it new or have the Boston Fire Department chemist test every chair to prove that it wasn't flammable.

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Citizens United and Dred Scott
futureofcapitalism.com

The Boston Globe has an opinion column by Farah Stockman that more or less defends a Democratic congressman who is running for Senate, Ed Markey, for his ridiculous comment likening the Supreme Court's First Amendment decision Citizens United to an earlier Supreme Court's infamous decision enslaving Dred Scott. She writes:

does Markey have a point as well? The clumsiness of the comparison overshadowed his broader argument: The Supreme Court sometimes issues rulings that subvert democracy, and when that happens, we can't let them stand.

Read More...


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