When you visit the website of furniture and tchotchke seller Dot & Bo, this is what you see. At first glance, the Dot and Bo “splash” screen doesn’t look unusual — many websites that try to sell you something would like to have your Facebook account information and e-mail address, all the better to [...]
Leaders of the old privatized presidential election corporation called Americans Elect have gathered again to form the Mayday PAC, a political group that avowedly describes itself as a “Super PAC to end all Super PACs.” The Mayday PAC asks visitors to contribute money to stop the influence of money in politics:
Contributions of up [...]
In a late 2012 Boston Globe article, Americans Elect leader Dan Winslow revealed the group’s plans for 2014:
The ad campaign in Maine represents a new mission for Americans Elect, which formed initially to advance a third-party candidate in the presidential race. That effort fell apart in May, and the group has reconstituted itself to [...]
So that you can sit on your couch, watching other people you play soccer, huge numbers of people have been evicted from their homes to make way for parking lots. So that these soccer games can take place in the kind of pretty stadium with fireworks and massive electronic displays demanded by FIFA, money has [...]
When the U.S. Congress does nothing about the minimum wage, it cuts the minimum wage.
That statement may seem paradoxical, but it isn’t if you keep in mind the difference between nominal wages and real wages. The word “nominal” is just an adjective used to mean “the name of something,” and so a “nominal dollar” [...]
May 2012 — before losing his congressional seat, Republican Bob Dold introduces seven bills that if passed would have directly benefitted the Dow Chemical corporation by eliminating import duties for substances Dow Chemical uses in the United States but produces on the cheap overseas with underpaid third-world workers. The bills, and the chemicals on which [...]
Bubba Nation is a subsidiary of the autocratic oppression of workers in sweatshops in China. [...]
A lot of information about the United States government hides in plain sight, shared in reports that few people know about and that the news media ignore (as they’re too busy covering the switch in directors for an Ant Man movie). Every spring, the federal government releases a report describing trends in its private contracting. [...]
Hey, McDonald’s: See all those people walking on past your fast food restaurant? I’m joining them today. I’ll walk past the golden arches without going inside.
Why? Low pay is not okay.
I would pay more for food at McDonald’s if it meant that workers there could receive fair pay. As it is, McDonald’s [...]