neoliberalism

Noam Chomsky: To Retain Power, Democrats Must Stop Abandoning the Working Class
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In this interview, Noam Chomsky, an esteemed public intellectual and one of the world’s most cited scholars in modern history, discusses the current shape of the Democratic Party and the challenges facing the progressive left in a country governed by a ...[Read more]
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Amazon Prime Day Is a Nightmare for Amazon Workers
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But if Prime Day means deals for consumers, it has a different valence for the hundreds of thousands of people who work in Amazon’s warehouses. For those people, Prime Day means mandatory overtime, with shifts extended from ten to twelve hours, or extra ...[Read more]
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Neoliberalism Has Always Been a Threat to Democracy
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More than just the set of free-market policies, neoliberalism has always sought to alter the balance of power in society in favor of bosses by assaulting democracy and undermining unions — which has today played right into the hands of the far right. ...[Read more]
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Amazon Is Dictating the Personal Hygiene of Contract Drivers including Fingernail Length
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Amazon is dictating the hygiene and monitoring the social media posts of drivers that it’s contracting from other small companies, new documents show. The policies are part of a litany of strict guidelines that recent reporting has found Amazon workers ...[Read more]
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Ron DeSantis faces backlash as pandemic rages in Florida
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is adamantly refusing to consider increasing unemployment benefits in his state as many works are still struggling due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...[Read more]
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America’s Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism
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Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is t ...[Read more]
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‘She-Wees’ and Plastic Bags: Amazon’s Pee Scandal Is Much Worse for Women
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Last week, as part of a public relations attempt to combat negative media coverage amid a high-stakes union election at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, the company's official "Amazon News" Twitter account defended its working conditions. "You don’t real ...[Read more]
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AT&T said Trump’s tax cut would create jobs – now it’s laying off thousands of workers
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The moves come despite the company’s keen support for a major corporate tax cut under Donald Trump, which it claimed would spur it to create jobs – not cut them. AT&T is also closing dozens of retail stores this spring around the US, including three s ...[Read more]
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Amazon Hired Koch-Backed Anti-Union Consultant to Fight Alabama Warehouse Organizing
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The head of the Center for Independent Employees is paid $3,200 per day to thwart what could become Amazon’s first unionized facility in the U.S. ...[Read more]
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Profiting From COVID Desperation: Oxygen Tanks Become an Underground Market in Mexico
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Water became a commodity traded on Wall Street in December amid fear of scarcity, and now oxygen is being speculated on in Mexico. With most hospitals full, many Mexicans are battling COVID-19 at home. Oxygen tanks and oxygen concentrators (devices that ...[Read more]
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So Far, the Biden Administration Is Shaping Up to Be Obama’s Third Term
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Progressives are swooning and right-wingers are hyperventilating. But a closer look at Joe Biden's first month in office shows a presidency that — for better and for worse — looks a lot like Barack Obama's so far. ...[Read more]
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