Thursday, June 24, 2021

Policies That Make the Poor Less Poor


Chamber of Commerce urges Biden to double visa quota amid nationwide worker shortageYahoo News. Good to see the CoC finally coming out in support of open borders


‘When is this going to end?’: US factory town devastated by jobs moving overseas Guardian (Re Silc). The town is in West Virginia, so why not see what President Manchin can do?


Policies That Make the Poor Less PoorEclogiselle


America Should Become a Nation of RentersBloomberg


Tasks, Automation, and the Rise in US Wage Inequality Daron Acemoglu & Pascual Restrepo, NBER. 


Capital for the people — an idea whose time has come FT


Bacteria converts degraded plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring New Atlas 

Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms NPR

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Particularly if you’re in the corporate boardroom and letting Twitter flamewars dictate company policy.

Why, it’s like “Twitter sentiment is a Styrofoam iceberg. You may think 9/10 of it is underwater, but actually, 9/10 of it is visible,” to coin an Insta-phrase. Somebody should write a book about this stuff.

THE 50-100 PAY GAPThese 20 Harsh Facts About Income and Wealth Inequality Will Shock You Capital & Main

California Has a Plan to Pay the Back Rent for Low-Income Tenants. All of It. NYT

Tabloids Want Crime, Not Rent, on NYC Voters’ Minds FAIR

Amazon Workers Call for Strike on Prime Day in Germany Motherboard

Amazon Prime Day Is a Nightmare for Amazon Workers Jacobin

Why Are Billionaires Presumed Innocent? Daily Poster, David Sirota.

Google Faces EU Antitrust Probe of Alleged Ad-Tech Abuses WSJ

Biden’s Antitrust Revolutionaries Project Syndicate

Tucker Carlson And Media Elites Cozy Up To Private Equity Moguls Daily Poster