Episode

5/7 Mark Ames: The Techtopus: The Silicon Valley Wage Suppression Cartel

May 7, 2014

Matt & Michael hosted Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames who explains the origins of the Silicon Valley wage suppression cartel, how George Lucas helped create the scheme, how Steve Jobs perfected, how Google, eBay and other top Silicon Valley firms conspire to engineers wages, the internal emails that show the attitudes of Valley CEOs, towards workers and the DOJ investigation and lawsuit that exposed the cartel.

On The Fun Half: South Africa votes, why some Hollywood stars are avoiding the White House correspondence Dinner,  Turkey’s “deep throat”, Alabama Judge says only Christianity is protected by the Constitution and your calls and IMs.

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