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Capitalism in Crisis

Despite their efforts to shape public policy, corporations could not prevent the largest crisis in capitalism since the Great Depression.

Fraud Charged in Huguette Clark Case

The attorney and accountant for the late owner of a waterfront Santa Barbara estate accused of not paying $50 million in taxes; accountant resigns.

Save Medi-Cal

Last month’s quietly enacted, draconian cuts to the Medi-Cal program reduced reimbursements to below the cost of actually providing care. In some cases, pharmacies will have to pay money out of their own pockets to provide medications to Medi-Cal patients, receiving only a fraction of the actual cost for filling the prescription.

Made in the U.S.A.

In 1938, Popular Mechanics ran an article entitled “Hemp the New Billion Dollar Crop.” And that was when a billion dollars was a lot of money. What happened? Historians generally finger the Dupont Corporation as the prime mover behind making it illegal.

New Vic to Break Ground in Spring

Ensemble Theatre Company, closing in on its $9.9-million goal of rebuilding the old Victoria Hall Theater, expects to break ground next spring and begin staging plays in the fall of 2013.

Taking the Holiday Special

We read and relaxed without having to worry about traffic or gas prices. When we got tired of the scenery we slept on the bunk beds in our own private “roomette.” At meal time we ate with real knives and forks at a table with a tablecloth and real flowers.

Can California Do Without Nuclear Power?

The good news is that we have more than enough renewable sources and natural gas facilities coming on line to fill the gap, according to a recent study by the state’s grid operator.

Bring Back Reagan Economics

There has been a lot of print dedicated to our economy, taxes, the war on terror, immigration and. most recently, tax cuts affecting benefits, health care, welfare programs, and the like.

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