Check out my interview that just dropped on the Primo Nutmeg Show! It's... well, PRIMO!
Conducting rescue missions along the central #Mediterranean may cost Italian non-governmental organizations (NGO) €50,000 (US$ 56,190) in fines.
Setting aside my personal opinions about Matt Bruenig's Twitter presence - his 2 page Means of Deduction feature is neatly packaged. In this issue he talks about how to target childcare policies for new parents, and diverting corporate profits to a reimbursement plan for regular people that would lift an extraordinary number of households out of poverty.
It's a very clean simple expression of big(ish) ideas, I like the feature already. Includes a state by state map for the reimbursement policy
Finally (for now) Richard Seymour's scathing review of Phillip Ther's "Europe since 1989: a history" is delightful. The downside is that if you don't know anything about neoliberalism in Europe and the EU, you'll be looking stuff up on Wikipedia - but it's well worth it. Seymour absolutely demolishes a book that quite clearly seems to be tripe.
"a book about neoliberalism in Europe written by someone who doesn't know what neoliberalism is, and hasn't really paid much attention to Europe."
tl,dr - US Pol
@xenophora hahah yeah I dunno, I keep writing about this sh*t and I point it out to people with dozens and dozens of links - this golden time, when affluent white suburbanites and an adversarial media came together with good honest cops and a fair justice system to... it just ain't exist. None of it. I've checked the history - the whole thing is a lie. Even guys like Thomas Frank don't know that somehow, it's... much.
"Normally, I'd love a war with Iran but..."
lol, this guy is so slimy
Do most of Liz Warren's domestic/economic policies have the potential to make life "better" for the American labor class? Sure.
But by that same token, the question remains - how much better?
Are *you* personally in a position where a cap on out of pocket medicine expenses of $500 is going to help? I won't deny it'll help some people - but it's a band-aid, not a solution.
And that sums up Liz Warren as a presidential candidate. A band-aid, not a solution.
"This moment in American history is not an anomaly."
And for those of you who are into the whole cross-pollination of online communities - I put together a short thread about the discrepancy between US and European reaction too the Pig Empire's ongoing quest to manufacture a war with Iran, on Facebook:
**Bigots in Blue: Philadelphia Police Department is a Home For Hate**
"The recent protest outside Philadelphia’s Police headquarters – triggered by yet another instance of police racism – had an emphasis distinctively different from similar demonstrations during past decades against recurring police misconduct in the city that preens as the Birthpla…"
This is the problem with backing a "left wing politician" who is dedicated to "saving capitalism:
Thousands of Swiss women took to the streets at 3:24 pm to symbolize the moment at which they "stop being paid" due to the wage discrimination.
Did I just lose 4 hours of my life trying to fix a computer problem that was actually a Firefox update, pretty much entirely because I refused to shut down?
BUT THEY DID SPONSOR A FOOD DRIVE:
Walmart Sued For Collecting Life Insurance on Employees http://www.tinyurl.com/y4pqcdm3
**Time to Break Up the 21st Century Tech Trusts**
"On June 11th, the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading “big-tech” companies — Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who oversees the subcommittee hearing, proclaimed, “these are monopolies,” warning that they dominate the digital ma…"
Hello my friends; I am just about to eat lunch before I settle down into some Tooting (I can't resist) but in the meantime I have a "not as brief as I'd like" update about why I closed my main Twitter account & how I'll be approaching social media going forward:
Thanks and be back soon.
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