Prime Shipping is no bargain at all

This is worth watching. Those of us who follow these things know that Prime Shipping is used as a coercive tool to raise consumer prices — so free shipping actually costs us quite a bit. Via the New York Times: The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday by the attorney general for…

Recalled

I don’t know how many of you can afford such an expensive item (God knows, I can’t!), but if you can, here’s news you should know. Not just the recall, but the fact that the company refused to cooperate when the CPSC first issued a warning. Via CNN: “New York…

SCOTUS rules to allow more media consolidation

Just what we needed, right? “WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Federal Communication Commission to loosen local media ownership restrictions, handing a victory to broadcasters in a ruling that could facilitate industry consolidation as consumers increasingly move online. “In a 9-0 ruling authored by Justice Brett…

You can’t believe everything the food industry funds

Via sciencealert.com, something we’ve always suspected: “The food industry has their fingers all over our nutrition research. According to a new analysis, one out of every eight leading, peer-reviewed studies on nutrition is tied to business. “Even worse, this conflict of interest, although acknowledged explicitly within the scientific journals, tends…