Labor

Even the Uber and Lyft alternatives have issues

In New York there are car services that are supposed to be better towards drivers. The reality is that even these alternatives have issues. The lawsuit is proof that ride-hail companies pitching themselves as friendlier alternatives to Uber and Lyft are still not immune to much of the upheaval that has plagued those apps. Recently,

Corporatism

Trump is so going to approve the Amazon deal

The lines between corporate America and the federal government are seriously blurring. But sadly this what people voted for this past November.  Take this for example: According to The Intercept, Delrahim has spent the last decade working in the private sector on merger deals and is considered to be very corporate friendly in such matters.

Economy

Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm loses billions and I’m not sorry for him

So Bloomberg news wrote a story about an oil magnate by the name of Harold Hamm and how he has lost billions of dollars since oil prices have dropped. I guess they feel that this is news and that we should feel sorry for him. Well, the truth is I don’t feel sorry for Mr.

Poverty

In Silicon Valley the poor ride a bus all night

In the movie Snowpiercer, what’s left of humanity is resigned to ride on a train with a perpetual motion engine. The world around them is inhospitable to human life so their existence is carried out on this train. To draw a comparison to something that happens in the real world, we bare witness to the

Healthcare

Obamacare still not affordable for working poor

This doesn’t apply to people who qualify for Medicaid. This is about Americans who fall into the category of the working poor. They earn to much for Medicaid but not enough to afford quality healthcare. Why are we penalizing the working poor for not being able to afford Obamacare? Furthermore, the mandate is not pushing

Working Families Party

So you lost a midterm election

As bad as things may seem remember a few things. A lot of the seats that were up for grabs were in conservative states. I can’t fathom why Maryland would elect a Republican governor but oh well. The truth is that both political parties are miserable failures. Progressives work hard to elect Democrats because the

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