Brooklyn 99 actor Terry Crews is receiving intense criticism for “cosplaying as a poor person” in an Amazon union busting propaganda advertisement on TikTok that encourages people people to come work for the online retailer’s distribution centers.
A new report from research firm Wealth-X found that the number of global billionaires rose above 3,000 in 2020. It’s a first, per the report, with billionaires around the world increasing their collective wealth by 5.7%. Wealth taxes have been floated as one way to redistribute wealth and address pandemic inequity. The pandemic was aContinue reading “The number of billionaires grew by 13.4% in 2020 – making the pandemic a ‘windfall to billionaire wealth’”
A growing sense of inequality is undermining trust in both society’s institutions and capitalism, according to a long-running global survey. The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer – now in its 20th year – has found many people no longer believe working hard will give them a better life. Despite strong economic performance, a majority of respondents inContinue reading “Survey Shows People No Longer Believe Working Hard Will Lead To A Better Life”
We all love a good dystopian movie, but at what point do we have to start considering real life dystopian? In this episode, we’re taking a look at some troubling trends in the US, and by extension the rest of the world.
Patty Hernandez, a 23-year-old Amazon warehouse worker in Tracy, California, miscarried after pleading with her manager and human resources for lighter duty. Tracy, California is an hour drive inland from the San Francisco. If you’re an Amazon customer in the San Francisco Bay Area, chances are your packages pass through the hands of an AmazonContinue reading “Amazon Denied a Worker Pregnancy Accommodations. Then She Miscarried.”
Rep. Pat Fallon, a Texas freshman, has also failed to disclose 93 trades worth up to $17.53 million this year alone Rep. Pat Fallon, a first-term Republican from Texas, sold a large block of Microsoft stock just two weeks before the Pentagon announced it was scrapping a cloud computing deal with the company valued at up toContinue reading “GOP Rep. on cyber committee dumped MSFT stock shortly before $10B Pentagon contract was scrapped”
Richard Pallot reveals the millions of stock items Amazon destroys each year Online giant Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock every year, products that are often new and unused, ITV News can reveal. Footage gathered by ITV News shows waste on an astonishing level. And this is from just one of 24 fulfilment centresContinue reading “Amazon destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, ITV News investigation finds”
Major banks and airlines in Australia and the United States suffered brief online outages Thursday, with several blaming an “external provider” for the disruption. Most of Australia’s major financial firms reported customers could not access websites and mobile apps, while website Downdetector said a slew of US airlines were also affected. American, Delta, United andContinue reading “Major banks, airlines report online outages”
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has spoken out against a Senate bill amendment that could give $10 billion in taxpayer money to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘ space travel company, Blue Origin. The bill in question is the Endless Frontier Act. The bill would invest $130 billion into science and technology research in order to keep the U.S. competitive in the international spaceContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Protests New Senate Bill That Gives Money to Jeff Bezos-Owned Firm”