Working 60 hours per week is nothing to be proud of
Maybe privatizing our election system was a bad idea? 🤷🏻♂️
Governing Magazine: “Last week, Maryland officials announced that the FBI had informed them that ByteGrid LLC, an election vendor that handles the state’s voter registration, election management and election night results sites, is financed by a fund whose manager is Russian and whose top investor is a Russian oligarch.”
States are stepping up their election security but face many challenges: a president still skeptical of Russian interference, a lack of money, and reliance on private vendors for voting equipment and software, to name a few.
“Herein lies the radicalness – but also the strength – of what Labour proposes: automation is not to be avoided but instead embraced and repurposed for the benefit of all – most obviously through the liberation of our time. Concretely, if automation technologies are publicly managed, in some cases by the state, in others by workers’ cooperatives, the new economy could be a “gateway to a new settlement between work and leisure”.”
As Keynes understood the point of an economy is to distribute time and wealth so as to improve the lot of everyone. For him, the reduction of the working week to 15 hours was an obvious consequence of an economy that is efficient, high-tech and fundamentally for the public good – Corbyn gets that
“Trump is wearing down the American people, one lie at a time. He is chipping away at our notion of what constitutes American justice, one crony pardon at a time. And he is eroding the foundation of our democracy, to make it so weak that by the time he makes his inevitable moves to nullify the Mueller investigation, the remaining frayed house of cards may be too weak to fight back.”
Just this week, Trump pardoned rich allies, manipulated Wall Street and declared in a memo that he’s above the law. And he knew that no one would lift a finger to stop him.
Amazon Worker Reveals Warehouse Conditions: ‘My first week there 2 people collapsed from dehydration’
“My first week there 2 people collapsed from dehydration. It’s so common place to see someone collapse that nobody is even shocked anymore. You’ll just hear a manager complain that he has to do some report now, while a couple of new people try to help the guy (veterans won’t risk helping because it drips rate). No sitting allowed, and there’s nowhere to sit anywhere except the break rooms. Before the robots (they call them kivas), pickers would regularly walk 10-15 miles a day, now it’s just stand for 10-12 hours a day.”
Amazon Worker Reveals Warehouse Conditions: ‘My first week there 2 people collapsed from dehydration’ Details Created: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 17:06 By Sahid FawazAmazon made headlines this week when news surfaced that workers are urinating in bottles to avoid being fired.In response to the story,….