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■ Contemplating Basic Income

What is this?
I have happily run a scoop on Basic Income for many years at Scoop.It, but they did a number on me and closed down access on six out of eight. I am now forced to dismantle them and reconstruct the content here. This may take a few months, stand by.

April 2018

The Cost of Keeping Children Poor

This past week, President Trump and House Republicans took initial steps to cut back the social safety net. Both have argued that such spending is counterproductive and wasteful, and that eligibility must be tightened for programs including food stamps and Medicaid. Mr. Trump and House Republicans have also asserted that welfare benefits are far too generous, and work requirements much too lax.

Undercover author finds Amazon warehouse workers in UK ‘peed in bottles’ over fears of being punished for taking a break

* An undercover author told The Sun that workers at an Amazon warehouse in the UK “peed in bottles” because they were scared walking to a bathroom would cause them to miss targets.
The author, James Bloodworth, found that staff members feared being disciplined for “idle time.”
* A separate survey of Amazon workers released Monday found that some workers who reported feeling sick – even through pregnancy – said they were penalized for not turning up or taking breaks.
* Amazon said it didn’t recognize the allegations as an accurate portrayal of its warehouse working conditions.
* The company disputed the survey findings and said it didn’t time toilet breaks.

Millenials are Screwed Recommended!

But generalizations about millennials, like those about any other arbitrarily defined group of 75 million people, fall apart under the slightest scrutiny. Contrary to the cliché, the vast majority of millennials did not go to college, do not work as baristas and cannot lean on their parents for help. Every stereotype of our generation applies only to the tiniest, richest, whitest sliver of young people. And the circumstances we live in are more dire than most people realize.


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