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Bezos and DoD Dream of AI, but Invoke Terminator Nightmare

Amazon is providing artificial intelligence to the national security state. But are the right safeguards in place?
Emily Manna March 18, 2019

Making the World Safe for Oligopoly

Obscure law guarantees bailout protections for a handful of 'too big to fail' institutions.
Andrew Cockburn March 5, 2019

The Communities Amazon Turned Down Should Rejoice

HQ2 might seem sexy, but cities are better off investing in resilient economies than the Next Big Thing.
Dan Reed November 15, 2018

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Bradley Birkenfeld exposed massive tax evasion in offshore banks, and was jailed for his efforts.
Bruce Fein September 19, 2018

Cronyism in Action: Government’s Cozy Ties to Big Tech & Big War (WATCH)

How have defense contractors and technology firms benefitted from the government tilting the market in their favor? Watch the full discussion here!
TAC Staff July 16, 2018

Beltway Bandits, Cronyism and the DoD’s Exclusive Contracts

Amazon's bid for $10 billion cloud computing deal has competitors crying foul.
Bruce Fein June 20, 2018

How D.C. Lobbyists Got China’s ZTE Off the Hook

No surprise that a foreign influence operation is lurking behind Trump's abrupt policy shift.

Welcome to the Welfare-Warfare State

And beware the three-headed hydra of militarism, constitutional flaccidity and profligate domestic spending.
William S. Smith April 4, 2018

How the Cult of the Colossal Imperils American Agriculture

Stressed-out farmers today only grow food for global consumption, and that is leading to a crisis at home.
Gracy Olmstead April 2, 2018