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“When Rules Don’t Apply” Docudrama Video, How Workers, Others Get Ripped Off By Giants Breaking Laws – Successful Case Spotlighted

April 10th, 2019 Comments off

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It is the Department of Justice, says the makers of this video, that put the theft of wages workers as 4x higher than the loss to property crimes.

 

4 times more lost wages to companies – white collar – than to those who steal, rob, vandalize, etc.? That’s the claim of the makers of the new documentary video, “When Rules Don’t Apply.”

It explores a successful actual antitrust case that was lodged not so long ago against big tech companies.

Here is the teaser version of their video.

 

But to what degree does this influence industries like manufactured housing?

Sources inside those giant MH brands, and their competitors too, have been telling MHProNews that the alleged rigging of the marketplace by Berkshire brands, in collusion with some at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is resulting in wage and earnings suppression.

 

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This is an overlooked point of the harmful impact of monopoly and the manipulation of markets. It has been highlighted before by MHProNews, see related reports, further below.

 

They’ve also sounded the alarm that if Clayton succeeds in its slow-motion takeover of manufactured housing, that its currently high-earning general managers (GMs) will find their pay cut.  Insider say that happened once before but had to be walked back.

Antitrust laws exist because monopolies are harmful to all but a favored few.  That is why monopolies or ‘trusts’ are illegal.  The Daily Business News on MHProNews will continue to raise awareness on this critical issue for the sake of the industry’s independents, but also for those who work for firms of all sizes.

 

 

That’s this afternoon’s edition of News through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing.” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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2) To pro-vide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

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“Mobile Home Militia,” Retail/Production Sources, Sound Alarm Against Clayton Homes, CMH, New “Anti-Competitive Practices” Allegation

 

Blueprint Robotics Disruptive Aim at Modular Housing, and Factory-Building Technology

“What Are We, Chopped Liver?” MHI Member December 2018 Reactions

MHI CEO Dick Jennison’s Pledge – 500,000 New Manufactured Home Shipments

Positive, Uplifting Third-Party Reports Favor Modern Manufactured Housing, So What’s Going Wrong?

Progressive “Nation” Reports on Monopolies Cites Buffett, Clayton, Others – MH Industry Impact?

Conquest Capitalism – Thoughts of Chairman Warren Buffett – Billionaires Campaign to Control Trillion Dollar Affordable Housing Market

 

HUD Study, Analysis of Zoning Discrimination Against Manufactured Housing Sought

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Decline Continues

“The Illusion of Motion Versus Real-World Challenges”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“THE ILLUSION OF MOTION VERSUS REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES” – Spotlighted by Manufactured Home Industry Leader

January 23rd, 2019 Comments off

 

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Motion – or, more accurately, activity – in and of itself, is not necessarily synonymous with, or equivalent to, real progress, or, in fact, any progress at all…”

 

“…Recent reports emerging from elsewhere within the universe of organizations representing the manufactured housing industry paint a uniformly rosy picture of almost non-stop engagement, dialogue, meetings, conferences, photo-opportunities (presumably to prove the reality of the supposed engagement, dialogue, meetings and conferences) and other related confabs, particularly at the national level.

This “good news” all the time meme, in turn, is replicated, repeated and touted by those who, for whatever reason, have determined that it is to their advantage to do so. Indeed, an entire new publication has appeared with the apparent mission of wet-nursing this meme.

Meanwhile, others touting and promoting the new meme, urge industry-wide “boycotts” – the intellectual equivalent of book-burning — of anyone who dares question the legitimacy of the meme, or the possible motives of some of its proponents...”

See the entire commentary and analysis, at this link here.  “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

 

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To report a news tip, click the image above or send an email to iReportMHNewsTips@mhmsm.com – To help us spot your message in our volume of email, please put the words NEWS TIP in the subject line.

NOTICE: You can get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates, at this link here. You can join the scores who follow us on Twitter at this link. Connect on LinkedIn here.

NOTICE 2: Readers have periodically reported that they are getting a better experience when reading MHProNews on the Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari browser than with Google’s Chrome browser. Chrome reportedly manipulates the content of a page more than the other two.

(Related Reports are further below. Third-party images and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

1) To sign up in seconds for our MH Industry leading emailed news updates, click here.

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To see a sample of our emailed news update, click here. To sign up for the factory-built home industry’s #1 headline news, click here or the graphic above.

2) To pro-vide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

3) Marketing, Web, Video, Consulting, Recruiting and Training Re-sources

SoheylaKovachDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMHLivingNewsSubmitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com. Soheyla is a managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

 

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Manufactured Housing Institute’s Three Stooges? SECO ‘Leaders’ George F. Allen, Spencer Roane, Tom Lackey and ‘Rent to Own’ Scams?

 

“The Illusion of Motion Versus Real-World Challenges”

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton Homes Ripped by Customer Complaints Spotlighted on ABC News

October 2nd, 2018 Comments off

 

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As we sit here, somebody is doing something wrong at Berkshire.”

– Warren Buffett, per Quartz.

 

I’m tired of dealing with it,” said Cody Navarre to ABC news affiliate WBRZ2 in Baton Rouge, LA.

The cabinets are falling apart, the vinyl’s coming off of them,” Navarre said. “Nails and stuff under the carpet, the front door needs to be changed, our tub needs to be fixed.”

The list goes on from there,” said News 2’s Brittany Weiss.

The retailer said that he’s addressed the issue about the home he purchased new from a Clayton Homes owned manufactured housing builder, River Birch Homes several times. Navarre said that the retailer has been out to see the issues several times.

When 2 On Your Side called the factory with Navarre’s concern, the reporter said she was hung up on.

 

The Democracy Now, and Seattle Times Effect for Manufactured Housing?

A problem for industry giant Clayton is regrettably one that often spills over for the rest of manufactured housing.

Clayton’s:

  • – FEMA MHUs sparked class action suits, post-Hurricane Katrina,
  • – Democracy Now’s tough report on Clayton, following the Haitian earthquake crisis,

“Toxic Trailers” – Clayton Homes, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clintons – Exposé Videos

  • – or the Seattle Times/BuzzFeed and other reports in 2015 and since,

Seattle Times -Federal Investigations-Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes, GuruFocus Spotlights Buffett’s Clayton’s “Unethical,” Monopolistic Moat

have all been part of the ongoing black eye, that caused industry professionals to email this news tip to MHProNews for coverage.

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The video shown will be posted in the near future on MHLivingNews as a reminder to consumers as well as professionals that service should be prompt and correct.

We keep going through the same process,” said Navarre. “We’re going to send a crew out there, we’re going to send a crew out there. They send them out here, nothing gets done.”

One happy customer is said to tell 3 people.  One unhappy customer is said to tell 100 people. But when unhappy customers get in the newspaper, or on TV news, the bad news is measured in the thousands.

MHProNews notes that MHLivingNews will strive to turn lemons into lemonade by pointing out the dispute resolution program, which site builders don’t have, but manufactured home buyers do.  But that tip won’t mitigate for some the impression left by such a report.

There are ways that retailers, communities, developers, installers, and producers who strive to get and keep customers happy can work to turn lemons into lemonade too. But isn’t this the latest example of a reason why manufactured homes are kept at such historically low levels?  Sad, and arguably utterly avoidable. “We Provide, You Decide.” © (News, analysis, and commentary.)

NOTICE: You can join the scores who follow us on Twitter at this link. You can get our ‘read-hot’ industry-leading emailed headline news updates, at this link here.

(Related Reports are further below. Third-party images and content are provided under fair use guidelines.)

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2) To pro-vide a News Tips and/or Commentary, click the link to the left. Please note if comments are on-or-off the record, thank you.

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SoheylaKovachDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsMHLivingNewsSubmitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com. Soheyla is a managing member of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com.

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Manufactured Homes Could Help Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis, So, Why Aren’t More Manufactured Homes Being Sold?

Rumble over Anti-MH Law-State Association, Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Clayton Homes, and MHARR

 

Smoking Gun 3 – Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corp Tim Williams – Manufactured Home Lending, Sales Grab?

Has the Manufactured Housing Institute Accused Former MHI Chairman Nathan Smith of Federal Law Violations?