Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times. Makes perfect sense… not! Source: When Unpaid Student … Continue reading When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work
We can use a Green Job Guarantee program to ensure full-employment and environmental stability in the long run. Might be the thing that saves the planet. Actually, probably the only thing that … Continue reading A Green Job Program Will Help Workers, the Economy, and the Planet
It’s going to take something other than expecting corporations to foot the bill. This is going to require major intervention by the people and their governments. Source: Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” … Continue reading Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.
This is good news. 2020 is not too far away. Source: California may reach 50% renewable power goal by 2020 — 10 years early Continue reading California may reach 50% renewable power goal by 2020 — 10 years early
Twitter changed its verification guidelines and removed authenticating check marks from the accounts of Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists. The check marks are a visual cue that the company gives to prominent accounts to help readers ensure they are authentic. Verification helps promote the accounts, lending them a … Continue reading Twitter un-verifies various accounts – The Washington Post
The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits. Over the next 10 years, analysts expect to see 1.2 million more jobs for home health aides and personal care aides, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics The problem is … Continue reading The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year
Twitter has been under fire lately (slash always) for its methods to deal with harassment and abuse on its platform. In an effort to provide some insight into its thinking, Twitter has … Continue reading Twitter details how it reviews and enforces rules around hate speech, violence and harassment
We’ve forgotten that money doesn’t grow on rich people. We make our own money via the institution of government and it’s time we remembered how to use it properly. Great article which … Continue reading Money Doesn’t Grow on Rich People
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(cartoon by Matt Wuerker) Source: Cartoon Politics — (cartoon by Matt Wuerker) Continue reading Cartoon Politics — (cartoon by Matt Wuerker)
This is scary stuff when it comes to the concept of “fake news.” Source: Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes Continue reading Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes
And if you’re okay with the Federal Reserve as the lender of last resort when credit markets fail, as was the case in the financial crisis of 2008, then you should apply the same standard to labor markets. Banks facing credit constraints are no more economically important than workers facing inadequate job opportunities, and … Continue reading Tuesday was a great win for Democrats. Here’s how they can build on it.