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6 63 Competitive Dota Analysis 1

January 31st, 2012 10 comments

Luminous looks at the recent 6.63 Dota release and talks about all the competitive implications of this new map.
Please please please, I am merely human and make mistakes. Keep that in mind while listening to my OPINIONS of the new map.
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Source: www.getdota.com

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Noam Chomsky (5/5): Peacemakers, Profiteers and Poverty – Corporate Welfare (1995)

October 2nd, 2010 No comments

August 23, 1995 http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNoam-Chomsky%2Fe%2FB000AP81EC%3Fqid%3D1278217605%26sr%3D1-2-ent&tag=doc06-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325 Watch the full speech: http://thefilmarchived.blogspot.com/2010/09/noam-chomsky-on-peacemakers-profiteers.html

Subsidies considered excessive, unwarranted, wasteful, unfair, inefficient, or bought by lobbying are often called corporate welfare. The label of corporate welfare is often used to decry projects advertised as benefiting the general welfare that spend a disproportionate amount of funds on large corporations, and often in uncompetitive, or anti-competitive ways. For instance, in the United States, agricultural subsidies are usually portrayed as helping honest, hardworking independent farmers stay afloat. However, the majority of income gained from commodity support programs actually goes to large agribusiness corporations such as Archer Daniels Midland, as they own a considerably larger percentage of production.

According to the Cato Institute, the U.S. federal government spent $92 billion on corporate welfare during fiscal year 2006. Recipients included Boeing, Xerox, IBM, Motorola, Dow Chemical, and General Electric.

Alan Peters and Peter Fisher have estimated that state and local governments provide $40-50 billion annually in economic development incentives, which many critics characterize as corporate welfare.

The Heritage Foundation is a conservative American think tank based in Washington, D.C.

The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew significantly from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States.

Heritage’s stated mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”

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