Mark Ames

  1. Oligarchy in the USA

    A handy guide to the Russian billionaires snapping up chunks of Gawker, Uber and other influential American assets.

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    From the Disruption desk

  2. Nondisclosure Nation: A History, From Ober to Assange

    As the UN rules in favor of Julian Assange, Mark Ames examines the dark history of non-disclosure agreements used by the US government (and even Assange himself).

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    From the Legal Affairs desk

  3. All the billionaire's men (Or: Shattered Glenn)

    Pierre Omidyar’s flagship publication, The Intercept, has suffered through a series of humiliating failures. The newest bombshell, which dropped yesterday, is an entirely different matter.

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    From the Press Freedom desk

  4. The Gary Johnson Swindle and the Degradation of Third Party Politics

    The hidden story of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is really a story about the depths of corruption and depravity that our democracy has sunk to.

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    From the Politics desk

  5. Interview with a Weed Nazi: Mark Ames and Max Blumenthal talk to Gary Johnson

    As Gary Johnson enters the presidential ring, let’s take a look back at his previous failed run.

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    From the Politics desk

  6. The "white-slaver" awakens: It's not Disney to whom George Lucas should be apologizing

    The multibillionaire should start by saying sorry to the tens of thousands of VFX animators and tech engineers caught up in the wage-fixing cartel he helped create.

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    From the Techtopus desk

  7. The last time an American tycoon exploited terrorism

    It seems to be an American tradition, these plot elements combining together: Terrorism panic and xenophobia, exploited by a celebrated business tycoon for his own gain.

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    From the Immigration desk

  8. Has Pando missed the heart of the Uber problem? A transportation industry expert writes...

    In response to my article on “the Uber of trucking," Pando received the following response from Hubert Horan, by one of the early advisers/architects of the trucking deregulation in the 1970s and a well-known transportation industry expert.

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    From the Travis Shrugged desk

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