Meanwhile, neuroscience shows there are many reasons we keep returning to Facebook. The Secret Psychology of Facebook: Why We Like, Share, Comment and Keep Coming Back (blog.bufferapp.com).
Americans are spending $153 billion a year to subsidize McDonald’s and Wal-Mart’s low wage workers (wahsingtonpost.com). Ken Jacobs, Chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, writes about the fact that in the U.S., most social-program spending (52%) goes to people who already work for a living. Minimum wage is thus corporate welfare, plain and simple.
Warren Buffett, meanwhile, says raising the minimum wage "will hurt the poor" (bloomberg.com). And also war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.
By the way, that magical, mythical world in which McDonald's pays workers $15 an hour? It's called Australia.
|Foxconn buildings are surrounded by netting to prevent suicide.|
In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans (bangordailynews.com). I feel so reassured now. Don't you?
In Wisconsin, a bill to prevent Food Stamp recipients from buying shellfish (thinkprogress.com). What's with this creepy punish-the-poor fetish lately?
7 reasons why ‘I’ve got nothing to hide’ is the wrong response to mass surveillance (amnesty.org).
One Nation, Under Guard (NYTimes.com).
When A Rising Tide Sinks Most Boats (jacobinmag.com).
Why Are US Special Operations Forces Deployed in Over 100 Countries? (thenation.com)
|In addition to well-known military bases around the world, the U.S. has around 11,000 Special Operations ("badged") personnel in 70 to 100 countries at any one time.|
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