The Internet hasn’t improved voter turnout, hasn’t advanced the cause of peace, hasn’t helped the environment, and has made economic inequality worse. Indymedia’s last major post was in 2013.
You probably know that Ronald Reagan’s old “welfare queen” line about black inner-city women living it rich off their welfare checks was a myth, a distortion based on a single unrepresentative anecdote. Regardless, thirty years later you can find dozens of Tweets every day featuring
Clinton isn’t giving up the money. Her New York City finance pay-for-access party is merely delayed to a more propitious date, after the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
How much will it cost you to learn about how to depart consumer culture?
I am very fond of American Community Survey Table B06011. I mean this seriously: visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Factfinder website and see for yourself. This data table will look at just about any U.S. place you specify, then spit out the median income
Unique Industries Minion Made products are produced in factories in China, where the costs are kept low by an authoritarian regime that denies workers the right to organize to improve their condition. Despicable, indeed.
Economic inequality in the United States has never been worse than it is now. Year end bonuses for Wall Street profiteers are twice the amount of total annual income for all the minimum wage workers in the USA. A year ago, Oxfam warned that by
As inflation continues to erode the value of the dollar, minimum wage workers across the United States are able to buy less and less with their meager pay. According to MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, someone working full-time in Indianapolis, Indiana needs to earn at least
Walking with my kid through the drug store today, I saw this tchochke on the shelf. “Merry Chirsmas?” I thought to myself. “Haw! They spelled it wrong!” So I took a picture, thinking the whole thing was pretty funny. After I got home, I thought
When the privatized military contractor corporation Hardwire Armor Systems started selling $399 bulletproof whiteboards to freaked-out school administrators in 2014, I bet $1,000 that despite the deployment of thousands of these whiteboards (at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars) there wouldn’t be a