Two days after United Airlines was publicly eviscerated for having a passenger beaten up and dragged off of an airplane, its stock has recovered. But people haven’t. That man was forced off the flight from Chicago to Louisville because United had crew members who needed to get to Louisville to work their next flight. Disturbing […]
The epidemic of opioid addiction that’s sweeping the nation is a massive issue that’s costing an estimated $78.5 billion, according to a recent study. Most of that burden is in the healthcare system — medical care for overdoses and repercussions of addiction, as well as treatment for the addiction itself — and the criminal justice system. […]
If you put any two people in a room, one of them will be more greedy than the other. In matters of greed, the “more greedy” always beat the “less greedy.” They should; by definition they care more about it. That’s the phenomenon that drives corporate practices toward increasingly exploitative behavior with customers. In climate […]
For all their talk about being pro-businesses, the Republicans’ TumpCare-RyanCare bill to replace the ACA is anything but. Big business makes all the headlines, it spends all the money on lobbyists, it makes the big contributions to Congressional election campaigns. But according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s literally a drop in the bucket. […]
If there is one thing giant corporations can be trusted to do well, it’s to develop and follow repeatable processes. Making french fries? There’s a process for that. Introducing a new product? Process. Hiring? Follow the process. Laying off? That too. Overhauling the corporate benefits package? More processes. From small details (foreclosing on a customer’s […]
Donald Trump as POTUS is like working for the boss from hell, except without vacations or weekends. And you can’t just get another job.
A theme is emerging this morning as I scroll Facebook that poor people deserve to be poor. It precipitates from coverage of the new Republican plan to replace Obamacare – how it not only punishes poor people, but seeks to create more of them by: Taking more cash out of their pockets through reduced subsidies […]
H.R. 835, quietly introduced in the House of Representatives on Feb. 1 by Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) — while Donald Trump was occupying the media with his first Muslim travel ban — would apply right-to-work legislation across the entire nation. It means that Congressmen who argue that states — rather than the […]