17 percent of America lives in rural communities, who are often maligned by those in urban and suburban areas. Questions of government funding can be a particularly sore point.
So you’ve legalised: Now what? Why many marijuana-based businesses are very concerned about the ramifications of legalisation.
The economic devastation caused by drug resistance could rival the 2008 financial crisis, so why aren’t we hearing about it?
The response to complaints about cost of living is often a suggestion to relocate. That’s not reasonable, for a host of reasons.
After the possibility of a minimum wage initiative on the ballot, Governor Jerry Brown successfully facilitated a minimum wage deal: Californians will earn $15 hourly in a slowly scaled minimum wage, changing the working landscape in the state forever. Here’s why it’s a good thing.
While homeowners have long been able to claim tax credits related to property maintenance and mortgage expenses, renters haven’t had the same privilege. Proposals for extension of a similar tax credit sound appealing, but are really just distracting from larger structural inequality.
Nationwide, the push for a higher minimum wage is causing escalating traction: Minimum wages are creeping up across the country to reflect changes in cost of living, fundamental working rights, and the need to address a world in which people working full time cannot afford to support themselves and their families. Yet, to my disgust, […]
Each year, disability bloggers from all over the world gather for Blogging Against Disablism Day, which falls on 1 May. Astute readers will also note that 1 May is May Day, the international day of labour action. Since I take disability and labour alike very seriously, and there are numerous intersections between the two that […]
Some of the largest companies in the US pay very little when tax time comes around, unlike small businesses, low-income and middle class individuals, and sole proprietors, who have limited options for hiding money, moving it offshore, and taking advantage of other tactics that allow the rich to accumulate and hold wealth. This exacerbates social […]
Silicon Valley is a land of haves and have nots, but it’s also a land of the salaried and the independent contractors — the 1099 economy (gig economy, piecework economy, hustling economy, share economy, etc.) is booming and freelancers are the rock on which tech titans are built. They are modern-day disposable workers akin to […]