Friday, September 17, 2021

Back to the Nineteenth Century

The argument that the growth of on-demand jobs are less predictable and secure for workers is similar to the “freedom of contract” argument, which took place in the late nineteenth century. Are we heading back in time?

New Evidence that Half of America is Broke

Half of America is barely surviving and new data strengthens the case. Yet, people's views are distorted by growing financial wealth. As half of our nation is in poverty, where is that booming economy everyone's talking about?

Will Europe Obediently Follow the US into a Catastrophic War?

The EU has the opportunity to avoid taking the same steps the U.S. did when it comes to war. They have the opportunity to move in a positive direction and reject the dictates of Washington. But will they?

2 Cops Charged with Aggravated Assault After Video Reveals Savage Beating

Two police officers in Philadelphia falsely accused and arrested a man with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, but upon viewing recorded footage the suspect has been released. Why all the lies and corruption?

Net Neutrality, Back by Popular Demand

During the past two decades, as the Internet flourished and transformed our society, several major corporations have assumed dominant “gatekeeper” positions, threatening net neutrality. We must protect net neutrality.

Dead Prosecutor Drafted Arrest Warrant for Argentine President

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is being accused of covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. While she is among other politicians being accused, no one has been convicted.

A Bailed-Out Banker Lectures About Fairness

James Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase is complaining that “banks are under assault.” But America’s largest Wall Street empire has illegally deceived and cheated its way to the top. Dimon should be grateful he’s not in jail.

A Corporate Coup d’Etat

TPP is a trade deal that would allow an unprecedented level of global corporate rule over Americans. If passed, would it recreate the "anything-goes Wall Street ethic" that caused the 2008 world economy crash?

The Share-the-Scraps Economy

We are barreling toward a “share” economy where robots do everything predictably programmable in advance and human beings do all of the unpredictable tasks. This is the troubling reality of the new digitized economy.

Super Bowl Sickness

Is the Super Bowl just an overhyped, overpriced spectacle that makes America look stupid in the eyes of the rest of the world? Here are six reasons why Thomas Magstadt thinks it's "enough to make an otherwise healthy person sick."