You ever notice how oligarchs like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are cast as these uber-wealthy saviors who are singlehandedly raising the world out of poverty? That doesn’t happen by accident. In this week’s episode, we’re taking a look at the insidious philanthropy scheme billionaires use to make sure their reputation remains squeaky clean. HopeContinue reading “Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought”
Donations through the online retailer’s charitable program come as it faces criticism for its role in health misinformation Amazon’s charitable program is paying tens of thousands of dollars to anti-vaccine groups in a move experts say is “shocking” as millions of Americans remain unvaccinated in the face of another Covid-19 wave. AmazonSmile reportedly donated moreContinue reading “AmazonSmile donated more than $40,000 to anti-vaccine groups in 2020”
The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois after it was struck by a tornado on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. OSHA inspectors, who have been at the site since Saturday, will look into whether workplaceContinue reading “OSHA opens investigation after Amazon warehouse collapses during tornado, killing 6”
As many as 100 people may be dead after one of the most devastating tornado storms in years struck the US. The state of Kentucky is hardest hit. Dozens there are feared in a single factory. Many more were trapped in an Amazon site in Illinois as twisters ripped across state lines. Kentucky Governor AndyContinue reading “Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News”
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.”