Monday, November 28, 2022

New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

Parents like their public schools, no matter how much the charter school movement tells...

Branding public schools as “failed” institutions is more about politics than education.

Tech billionaires are actually dumber than you think

It turns out that many of today’s billionaires are selfish, lonely men fantasizing about how they will survive the end times they have played a part in creating.

Low-paid workers are unionizing. Corporations are spending a ton to stop them.

A record number of workers are trying to form labor unions, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Corporate America is alarmed.

Prospects for a republic beset with disunity 

A republic needs endless work/ Or insurgent forces go berserk.

Burning books (or rather book companies)

Think of this as the modern capitalist version of burning books, though as with those fossil-fuel companies, it is, in reality, more like burning the future.

The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

Making sense of reactionary victim culture

Along with their portrayal of themselves as the real victims of made up or almost entirely online concepts like ‘cancel culture’, many on the right from politicians to pundits also excel at projection.

Gov. Newsom signs bill to raise wages and working standards for fast food workers...

Labor advocates are calling the new bill a "groundbreaking step" for low-wage workers.

Students and teachers are staging walkouts and creative protests to fight book bans and...

As the school year begins, students and teachers are fighting back against an onslaught of attacks on antiracist and LGBTQ education.