Like Google and Facebook, Amazon uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power. Our lives are increasingly organized by the platforms these companies run, platforms which now mediate the way we communicate and engage in commerce with each other. We are living in a world organized by tech monopolists, a change in […]
You kinda hate to kick a guy when he’s down, unless that guy is United Airlines, in which case it’s hard to resist getting in as many kicks as possible before he gets up, dusts off and charges an extra $100 to misplace your luggage. So according to the New York Post, there’s this couple […]
“I really wish you’d reconsider your decision,” my neighbor Steve said. He strode over, hands on hips, and added, “I hear it’s dangerous down there. I’m really worried about your kids.” The decision he was referring to was the radical idea that my husband and I had settled on. We were moving, along with our […]
When Walmart and other low-wage employers fail to pay their employees enough to live decent lives, taxpayers often end up picking the tab for public assistance. In 2013, Walmart alone cost taxpayers $6.2 billion for expenses such as food stamps, Medicaid, and housing assistance. Freshman California Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna and nine House co-sponsors are introducing […]
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) filed a petition with the FDA1 requesting the agency “amend the standard of identity” for milk and 17 other dairy products. This was done to provide for the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient — including non-nutritive sweeteners […]
The Republican candidate in Georgia’s special House election on Tuesday said she does not support a livable wage. “This is the difference between being a liberal and a conservative. I do not support a livable wage,” Karen Handel said during a debate with Democrat Jon Ossoff. [Read the article here]
Trump just withdrew the US from the Paris Climate Accord and…
… we can stop looking over our shoulder for China – and start looking in the mirror. Remember when China got all the manufacturing jobs by ignoring pollution, and the health and welfare of its people?