David Kelly

Money in Politics, Pt. II | Is Money Speech?

In Part I of this mini article series, I reviewed the historical and ideological basis of corporations are people. This is one of the two major premises that the case of Citizens United v. FEC was ruled upon. If you have not read Part I, I strongly suggest doing so as it will give you a background of the Citizens United case. In this article, I will cover the second premise that Citizens United rests upon: money is speech.

Money in Politics, Pt. I | How Corporations Became People

There is little doubt surrounding whether big money, special interests have influence at all levels of government. Lobbying, campaign contributions, and outside spending have all lead to special interests gaining access to elected officials. No doubt, efforts across tactics such as these have proven effective for the wealthy and large corporations. The University of Kansas found that firms that engaged in tax lobbying received a 22,000 percent return on investment (ROI) for their lobbying expend

Staying Warm in the Winter | Heaters for Industrial, Warehouse, and Garage Needs

Working in various warehouses before starting our own business, I remember the cold, long days of winter. I can remember the warehouse heaters that the various business owners I worked for used to combat the harsh Pittsburgh winter climate. I can also remember that these heaters tended to get in the way with their long, confusing cords. Knowing what I do now, these types of heaters provided a safety hazard for the employees and therefore a massive liability to business owners.

How American Wealth Inequality Has Become A Huge Problem.

The next time that your closed-minded, uninformed, propagandized, partisan-hack family member or friend talks, posts, or tweets about how wealth inequality in America does not exist, I want you to send them this article. Seriously. Like so many important issues, epidemics, and problems in America, wealth inequality has taken a backseat to Russiagate, Jim Acosta’s press pass status, and the president’s latest 2 am tweet. These distractio

Electric Cars | Charging Installs

It is no secret that electric cars have become more popular of recent. Last year, over 1.2 million electric vehicles were sold worldwide. This was a 58 percent increase from 2016. One could understand the growing popularity. There are environmental and financial benefits that come with owning the cars. An average American spends about $1,400 per year on fueling their car with gasoline. Given that the average US electricity rate is 12 cents per kilowatt hours, an average American driver pays anywhere from $350 to $540 to charge their electrical car.
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