Besides being Ponzi schemes that get drivers to pay for the privilege of giving people rides, Uber and Lyft are contributing to CO2 pollution by displacing mass transit.
In The Telegraph's business section, Jeremy Warner says the quiet part out loud: capitalists want poor old people to die, because this would be good for "the economy", as the owning classes conceive of it.
It is absurd that mass incarceration is so low on the Democrat's list of priorities that they had two prosecutors running for President this year. Here's a stark statistic that demonstrates the harshness of the our criminal justice policies of the past few decades:
One simply cannot kick Michael Bloomberg enough. On Twitter, Walker Bragman posted video from 2010 where Michael Bloomberg argues, in the most literal possible sense, against democracy and for authoritarian technocracy without checks on the executive.
Michael Bloomberg in 2010 on government: He begins with, "I'm not suggesting we shouldn't have democracy, BUT...," lamenting the lack of qualifications required to seek public office.
Joe Lockhart was White House press secretary to impeached President and accused rapist Bill Clinton. For some reason CNN gives him a platform, which he is now using to call for racist Islamophobic authoritarian billionaire Michael Bloomberg to buy the primary election out from under frontrunner Bernie Sanders, long one of the most popular politicians in the nation.
Jalopnik reports on Tesla removing software-controlled features -- valued at $8,000 -- from a used car, bought by a dealer at auction from Tesla and then sold to a customer.
1. Tesla must be destroyed. 2. Software for safety-critical systems (including vehicles) should never be updatable over-the-air. 3. The "first sale" doctrine must apply to software and software-controlled products.
February 19th is the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, FDR's order to put Japanese Americans into concentration camps. At this time when anti-immigrant sentiment is rising and we are preparing for the US Census, it is worth pausing to remember how census information was used in this state kidnapping of our fellow Americans, to consider how it could be so used again, and to resolve to answer the census only with a count of people and not with any further information, in accordance with the Constitution's provision for an "enumeration", not an interrogation.
Incarceration is a racket. We've heard a lot the past few years about how awful privately owned prisons are, but an underexplored issue is the profiteering of vendors of inmate services. From telecommunication companies that charge outrageous fees to let inmates speak to their families (or lawyers!), to charging inmates by the minute to read books, it's a wealth transfer from the bottom to the top. Capitalism at its finest.
New polls show that:
African-American soldiers who fought Nazis were not in the mood to come home and deal with white folks racism. And they'd learned that racist could be beaten. They not only helped liberate Europe, they helped set the stage for the liberation of the US.