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Palestinian Journalist Says Twitter Asked Her to Remove Tweets

By Underground | May 12, 2021

Mariam Barghouti’s Twitter account was also temporarily restricted, which the company said was an accident. This is not good. If it happened to her account, it must have happened to hundreds, if not thousands, of accounts, and is indicative of a much larger problem – the silencing of dissenting voices, or even … Continue reading Palestinian Journalist Says Twitter Asked Her to Remove Tweets

Every Major Company to Leave Facebook So Far

By Underground | May 11, 2021

A slew of major companies have withdrawn their presence and advertising spend across Facebook amid a growing concern over unregulated hate speech, racism and possible data breaches. Good for Unilever, Tesla and Space X. Source: Every Major Company to Leave Facebook So Far Continue reading Every Major Company to Leave Facebook So Far

After Ledell Lee’s Execution, Another Man’s DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon

By Underground | May 7, 2021

Lawyers’ request to conduct additional DNA testing before Ledell Lee was executed had been denied. Was it really necessary to bring back the death penalty last year when it had been on hiatus for so many years? And was it really necessary to execute this man when evidence now shows that he … Continue reading After Ledell Lee’s Execution, Another Man’s DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon

Why The U.S. Can’t Go Broke – Stephanie Kelton

By Underground | April 29, 2021

The U.S. national debt is now bigger than its economy. That might sound scary, but we’ll explain how the United States can never go broke and can actually pay all of its … Continue reading Why The U.S. Can’t Go Broke – Stephanie Kelton

For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork – Scientific American

By Underground | April 29, 2021

Much of the pioneering work on mRNA vaccines was done with government money, though drugmakers could walk away with big profits Another example of why the whole argument that government is bad, without the funding by the government these vaccines would not have been developed in the time they were developed. Also, … Continue reading For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork – Scientific American

Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles : NPR

By Underground | April 22, 2021

The court’s conservatives said that a judge need not make a finding of “permanent incorrigibility” before sentencing a juvenile offender to life without parole. This is a step backwards for a country that is supposed to be “beacon” for the rest of the world. This vote was 100% along party lines. Source: … Continue reading Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles : NPR

LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

By Underground | April 20, 2021

The statement from Reid Hoffman comes after he along with executives at hundreds of businesses signed a letter condemning Georgia’s new voting law. The next step is to stop funding politicians period, but one step at a time! Source: LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting Continue reading LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

By Underground | April 12, 2021

Re-thinking the conservative approach to government spending. Once conservatives understand how money works they can start to see the benefits of government fiscal spending as well! In fact, one wonders if many conservatives already understand how it all works when they didn’t appear to care about government deficits as of recent. There … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

“The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

By Underground | April 7, 2021

The director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that often conversation around online speech is “uninformed” or “misinformed”. When you’re debating something as delicate and nuanced as the ability of people all over the world to share ideas and express themselves, York says that a balanced, evidence-based approach is vital. “Maybe Trump’s tweets do constitute real … Continue reading “The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

By Underground | April 7, 2021

The IMF recently updated their – World Economic Outlook database – April 2021 – which allows for quick cross country comparisons. It shows that the: Eurozone has categorically failed & Austerity is a political choice and it doesn’t work. Meanwhile, China’s GDP growth per capita over the same period is over 100%, … Continue reading Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

By Underground | April 7, 2021

  John Oliver finally does MMT! Source: The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – YouTube Continue reading The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Politicians are never so sure as when they’re wrong | Lexington Herald Leader

By Underground | April 2, 2021

“We are never so certain of our knowledge as when we’re dead wrong.” —Guy Davenport in the essay “Pergolesi’s Dog from Every Force Evolves a Form” Well written article about money. Source: Politicians are never so sure as when they’re wrong | Lexington Herald Leader Continue reading Politicians are never so sure as when they’re wrong | Lexington Herald Leader