The administration said its next move on regulating broadband service would be to jettison the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which were intended to safeguard free expression online. Oh bummer.. and we … Continue reading Net Neutrality Is Trump’s Next Target, Administration Says
On Tuesday, Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump that wipes away landmark online privacy protections. In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast … Continue reading Activist Starts a Campaign To Buy and Publish Browsing Histories of Politicians Who Passed Anti-Privacy Law
Looks like Trump made people buy more markers. Trump said he would help bring back jobs… and he might just be succeeding where art supplies are concerned! Omg. ❤ #WomensMarchCLT pic.twitter.com/zzOt7XqDNy — … Continue reading Art supply sales are up, because protest signs don’t make themselves
Health-care expert Larry Levitt says it’s the Republicans who own Obamacare now—and here’s what they can do with it. They already defunded advertising budgets when it was time for people to sign up, … Continue reading Will Obamacare Really Explode? – POLITICO Magazine
By David L. Glotzer An Employer of Last Resort, also known as a job guarantee (JG), is exactly what it sounds like. It is a promise by the government through either private partners … Continue reading Employer Of Last Resort: A Completely American Solution To Unemployment
I’m intrigued by Modern Monetary Theory, which maintains governments can create (or ‘print’) money to fill public needs and can’t go into debt to themselves, though they should … Continue reading Can we come out now that deficit hysteria is over?
Economists traditionally dominate policy making in Washington, but they don’t have all the answers. Sociologists have a lot to teach us. That being unemployed is much more than just being unemployed… the … Continue reading What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?
A running clock of the tally of lost economic output/income of the United States aggregately since the greed-fueled 2008 financial crisis spawned the Lesser Depression (or Great Recession). Great tool, showing the … Continue reading United States Lost Output Clock
A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say Source: ‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming | Environment | The Guardian Continue reading ‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming
Welcome to the next front in the war between old and new food systems. The first reference to “soybean milk” in the U.S. showed up in 1897. “Almond milk” appears in medieval … Continue reading Big Dairy Wants Plant-Based Milk To Stop Calling Itself “Milk”
Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in Source: Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops … Continue reading Desperate John Deere tractor owners are downloading illegal Ukrainian firmware hacks to get the crops in
The Senate is set to vote on whether to roll back a ruling that prevented ISPs like Comcast and AT&T from selling users’ data without their consent. Source: Congress could soon allow … Continue reading Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent
Veteran Google employee Vint Cerf said people should just ‘use their brains’ to spot fake news. “Some people would like to find a way to suppress what they consider to be misinformation, … Continue reading A ‘father of the internet’ warned the fight against fake news could lead to China-style censorship
Many voted for Trump because of his background as a CEO; but, the government isn't a business –– and it shouldn't be run like one: pic.twitter.com/k10iRyYJQV — Fusion (@Fusion) March 22, 2017 … Continue reading Should the government be run like a business?