Sunday, May 28, 2023

Links 5/27/2023

Origins of Debt: Michael Hudson Reveals How Financial Oligarchies in Greece & Rome Shaped Our World

Michael Hudson explains how the treatment of debt winds up determing social structure.

The Move Toward a Four-Day Workweek Obscures Low Pay

Yves here. Like author Sonali Kolhatkar, your humble blogger has been skeptical of a four day, or better yet, 32 hour workweek without an increase in worker compensation. By Sonali Kolhatkar, an award-winning multimedia journalist. She is the founder, host, and executive producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a weekly television and radio show that […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/26/2023

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Workers in the South Are Defying History with Union Wins

Union campaigns are scoring more successes in the South despite the high-profile defeat at the Amazon wareouse in Bessemer, Alabama

Links 5/26/2023

Why Are US Military Personnel Heading to Peru?

The ostensible goal of the operation is to provide “support and assistance to the Special Operations of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and National Police of Peru,” including in regions recently engulfed in violence.

More American Cities Considering Free Public Transportation

In fits and starts, the idea of free public transportation is getting more of a following in the US.

The Expanding Role of Medicaid in US Health Care

Medicaid is more of a heavyweight than you might have realized.

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/25/2023

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Capturing Carbon With Machines Is a Failure—So Why Are We Subsidizing It?

licymakers are funding techno-fixes like carbon capture, when studies indicate nature-based solutions are all-around more effective.

Links 5/25/2023

Ice Melt In the Pipeline

The IPCC has been soft-pedaling realistic, as in alarming, prospects for rapid ice melt and near-term ocean rises.

Big Pharma Uses Fuzzy Math to Discredit Discount Drug Program

r 340B, a program granting cheaper medicines to nonprofit healthcare patients, drug industry innumeracy is only rivaled by its greed.

Subjective Well-Being During Spain’s Decline: Evidence from Crusade Bulls

Sales of Crusade Bulls, a form of indulgence that Spain preserved after they were in decline elsehwere, may shed light on other social issues