Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Wed May 18, 2016 6:29 pm

A friend of mine was actually curious as to how bad this is (in terms of basically forcing Uber drivers into indentured servitude), this is the actual email exchange of him talking to a Clearbanc rep:

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Understand that the instant pay system accrues interest at a rate which is clearly predatory ($2/workday... the estimate is that you will pay $1250 for your $1000 advance) and that if you do not repay it within the rather short allotted time, $50 penalties apply and will continue to be applied (hence my friend's question)

NOPE. NOTHING WRONG HERE.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkk Uber.
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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:53 pm

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Caithness » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:33 am

Sounds a lot like the Delivery Fee that pizza places were eventually sued into reminding customers is Not A Tip, except even more insidious.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:21 am

Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi/Universal for nonpayment of Spinal Tap royalties.

He claims that between 1989 and 2006, total income from soundtrack music sales for the four creators of the film was reported by Vivendi as just $98. (Yes, ninety-eight dollars.)

In addition, he claims that Vivendi ‘asserts that the four creators’ share of total worldwide merchandising income between 1984 and 2006 was $81’.

The complaint reveals: “Shearer is concurrently filing notices of copyright termination for publishing and recording rights in Spinal Tap songs he co-wrote and co-recorded, as well as in the film itself”.

The action seeks US$125,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:30 pm

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Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby pacobird » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:15 pm

the best part of that stream was the revelation that shkreli lives in a hovel
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