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There has been no income growth for the bottom half of Americans since 1980

By Charles | June 16, 2017

Henry Blodget looks at the lack of income growth for the bottom half of Americans and explains the problems this causes for the economy. That would be ZERO income growth for the … Continue reading There has been no income growth for the bottom half of Americans since 1980

Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad

By Charles | June 15, 2017

The elimination of the Office of International Climate and Technology is another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on global warming policy. The small office also played a lead role preparing for … Continue reading Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad

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Nevada passes insulin drug pricing transparency bill

By Charles | June 15, 2017

Nevada is one of 23 states that want to take on the rising cost of drugs. But unlike others, its bill focuses on drugs that are used to treat diabetes. A first … Continue reading Nevada passes insulin drug pricing transparency bill

Top Michigan health official, four others charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

By Charles | June 15, 2017

The investigation has now reached high-ranking state officials. Source: Top Michigan health official, four others charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis – The Washington Post Continue reading Top Michigan health official, four others charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

The Fed just took action to slow job creation despite low inflation

By Charles | June 15, 2017

Wage pressure paranoia strikes again. By focusing on this fictitious danger of inflation, meaning, workers might ask for higher wages, the Fed is taking steps to keep MORE people unemployed, thus locking millions … Continue reading The Fed just took action to slow job creation despite low inflation

The Robot Takeover Is Greatly Exaggerated

By Charles | June 15, 2017

Worry about income inequality and slow growth before you rage against the machines. The whole excuse that machines replacing jobs is why wages have gone nowhere in the past 40 years is … Continue reading The Robot Takeover Is Greatly Exaggerated

Facebook requests input on hard questions about fake news and censorship

By Charles | June 15, 2017

How should Facebook decide what’s allowed on its social network, and how to balance safety and truth with diverse opinions and cultural norms? Facebook wants your feedback on the toughest issues… This … Continue reading Facebook requests input on hard questions about fake news and censorship

J.P. Morgan Removes NBC News Ads Over Megyn Kelly Interview With Alex Jones

By Charles | June 13, 2017

NBC anchor Megyn Kelly’s plan to air an interview with right-wing provocateur Alex Jones has caused a firestorm to erupt on social media, but so far advertisers have remained quiet—with at least … Continue reading J.P. Morgan Removes NBC News Ads Over Megyn Kelly Interview With Alex Jones

Meet The People Who Battle To Be The Top Reply To A Trump Tweet

By Charles | June 12, 2017

The area below the president’s tweets is the most valuable real estate on the internet. You probably won’t be seen by Trump, but the top spots replying to Trump’s tweets can be … Continue reading Meet The People Who Battle To Be The Top Reply To A Trump Tweet

Attorney General Says Young People Don’t Care As Much About Privacy As Previous Generations

By Charles | June 11, 2017

“In the Facebook generation when people put more and more of their own personal data out there…” This is from the U.K., in light of the recent terrorist acts over there and … Continue reading Attorney General Says Young People Don’t Care As Much About Privacy As Previous Generations

FiveThirtyEight’s Take on the Comey Testimoney

By Charles | June 8, 2017

“#ComeyDay is a wrap, folks! Here are our main takeaways: https://t.co/PMvGBe3G17” Pretty much nothing happened. Source: FiveThirtyEight on Twitter Continue reading FiveThirtyEight’s Take on the Comey Testimoney

The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds

By Charles | June 8, 2017

We have slower mobile internet than Greece. Greece! Source: The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds – Recode Continue reading The U.S. ranks 28th in the world in mobile internet speeds