DOJ Approves the Termination of the Paramount Consent Decrees

The Department of Justice announced today their decision to initiate the process of terminating the Paramount Consent Decrees. The Decrees were decided in the Supreme Court case United States vs. Paramount Pictures, Inc in 1948, a decision that found the existing distribution system in Hollywood was in violation of US anti-trust laws. In effect, the Paramount Decrees stopped Hollywood studios from fine-tuning vertical integration and consolidating even more power than they had already accumulated in the first few decades of the 20th century. Vertical integration in Hollywood historically is a system of controlling the production, distribution, and exhibition of outputs, effectively cornering all …

Every Taylor Swift Album as a Republican Politician

Taylor Swift recently released Folklore, her eighth studio album. In honour of this, we thought we’d compare every Taylor Swift album to a Republican politician. The below results were calculated with the help of key Republican think tanks and are completely scientific and factual in every way.* Folklore – Dwight D. Eisenhower  Folklore is being praised for its maturity and particularly relaxed style. So, when looking at all the Republican politicians on the list, Dwight is the natural choice. He was a moderate who continued economic programmes from the New Deal, including expanding social security. He, like Folklore, had an inner strength to him that …