Americans, particularly young Americans, are starting to question the assumptions that underlie some policymakers’ categorical opposition to federal government borrowing. For those hawks who make politically motivated forecasts of doom for the US’s fiscal health, it may be their own credibility that ends up paying a price. Because the threat of doom … Continue reading Fiscal hawks’ tales of doom do not fly with the young
Facebook’s advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as interested in treason, potentially putting them at risk from the repressive state, until the company removed the category, following inquiries from journalists. Just another … Continue reading Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’ putting them at risk from the government
The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory hints at the coming transformation, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot Interesting read with more candidates to follow. Source: America’s new revolutionaries show how the left can win | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian Continue reading America’s new revolutionaries
The White House promised ’70 percent’ of the tax cut would go to workers. It didn’t. Trickle down #economics at work: "#Stock repurchases hit nearly $190 billion in the first quarter for … Continue reading What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock – not raise wages.
Are finance types really going to make us fight this battle for the rest of our careers? The government doesn’t operate like a household. When will people learn? Source: Twitter investor says … Continue reading Twitter investor says US government is bad at managing its finances | FT Alphaville
A new measure claims to expand access to voting but is likely to have the opposite effect. Sneaky. Source: North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new Republican ploy to suppress black … Continue reading North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new ploy to suppress black turnout.
Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. Promoting breastfeeding. The US… … Continue reading U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
Growing numbers of Democrats support the idea of guaranteeing decent jobs to all Americans. Here’s how they say it would work. And the key to all this: …all of these plans say … Continue reading What Is A Federal Jobs Guarantee?
No single record, in isolation, can be attributed to global warming. But collectively, these heat records are consistent with the kind of extremes we expect to see increase in a warming world. All time record high temperatures being hit all over the world. But, no.., global warming is a farce.. Source: Red-hot … Continue reading Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week
OPINION: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favors a government jobs guarantee and says Americans should not underestimate the power of policymakers to channel deficit spending toward social goals like healthcare and education. A politician who … Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez gets the economics of budget deficits, job creation – Business Insider
It was being shared by a newspaper ahead of the Fourth of July. Of course it did.. this is an example of why creating algorithms to control news and posts is a … Continue reading Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as ‘hate speech’
After a hearing that stripped California’s gold standard net neutrality bill of much of its protections, California legislators have negotiated new amendments that restore the vast majority of those protections to the … Continue reading California’s Net Neutrality Bill Is Strong Again Because You Spoke Out