For the Planet to Survive We Must Control Corporate Power

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As Teddy Roosevelt said, "There could be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains."

-Thom

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Maggie Holt 25 weeks 1 day ago
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Speaking of corporations, might it be possible that those who oppose Medicare for All have invested in profitable health insurance companies that would be unnecessary under MFA?

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