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20 days ago by gohai
Present at the Death
Well, the penny finally dropped. I’m not sure why it took me this long to realize that the collective tantrum that’s seized America’s mass media, intelligentsia, and privileged classes generally for the last two and a half years, since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, was described right down to the small details
liberal  tears  triggered  sjw 
24 days ago by redconfetti
Betriebspension: Ruf nach Garantieleistung statt Minus -
"Für die AK stand am Sonntag jedenfalls fest: „Wer eine Firmenpension bezieht, muss sich auf eine stabile Auszahlung verlassen können.“ Daher brauche es „wieder eine gesetzliche Mindestertragsgarantie“, forderte der Präsident der AK Oberösterreich, Johann Kalliauer in der Aussendung. (..)

Einen einzelnen, besonders prekären Fall schilderten auch die AK bzw. der PEKABE. Die Kürzungen betrugen in manchen Fällen in Summe bereits über 50 Prozent. Eine Pensionistin, die im Jahr 2000 mit 376 Euro zusätzlich in Pension gegangen sei, habe bisher keine einzige Valorisierung erhalten, dafür sei ihr die Pension ganze zwölfmal gekürzt worden. Ihre aktuelle Betriebspension betrage folglich nur noch 154 Euro, was einem Minus von 59 Prozent entspreche. (..)

Daher muss die gesetzliche Mindestertragsgarantie wiedereingeführt werden“, forderte Kalliauer. „Das ist eine Frage der Gerechtigkeit, nicht zuletzt weil die Firmenpensionen der Pensionskassen auch steuerlich gefördert sind.“ Aktuell seien die Betriebspensionen „ein brüchiges Zusatzmodell der Altersvorsorge“, resümierte die AK.

Gegenwärtig zählen die Pensionskassen über 947.000 Berechtigte, etwa 105.000 davon beziehen bereits eine Firmenpension."
austria  pension  liberal  investment 
27 days ago by gohai
How 's utopia became the center of a war in the US

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5 weeks ago by andriak
The Right’s Identity Politics Is More Dangerous Than the Left’s –
Above all, there is a Madisonian benefit of immigration as a bulwark against majority tyranny. In the Federalist 10 and 51, Madison argued that tutoring the majority in the gospel of liberty would not be sufficient to persuade it to abandon the temptation of using the strong arm of government to advance its interests. Nor would efforts to "give every citizen the same opinion" by creating a homogeneous society work; nor could we depend on an "enlightened statesman." The solution, in his view, was to "extend the sphere": to enlarge the republic's population in order to "multiply the factions" to avoid the formation of a permanent majority.

Lord Acton went even further, explicitly emphasizing the need for diverse nationalities. In his essay on nationalism, he notes: "The presence of different nations under the same sovereignty is similar in its effect to the independence of the Church in the State….It provides against the servility which flourishes under the shadow of a single authority, by balancing interests, multiplying associations."

He goes on: "Liberty provokes diversity, and diversity preserves liberty….That intolerance of social freedom which is natural to absolutism is sure to find a corrective in the national diversities, which no other force can so efficiently provide. This diversity in the same State is a firm barrier against the intrusion of the government beyond the political sphere….That intolerance of social freedom which is natural to absolutism is sure to find a corrective in the national diversities, which no other force can so efficiently provide."
diversity  liberal  conservative  race  racism  ***  trump  usa 
5 weeks ago by gpe
Google rewards reputable reporting, not left-wing politics - Seek and you shall find
Our study does not prove Google is impartial. In theory, Google could serve un-biased links only to users without a browsing history. If fact-checkers and Pulitzer voters are partisan, our model will be too.
Moreover, some keywords did suggest bias—in both directions. Just as pj Media charged, the New York Times was over-represented on searches for "Trump". However, searches for "crime" leaned right: Fox News got far more links than expected.
This implies that Google's main form of favouritism is to boost viral articles. The most incendiary stories about Mr Trump come from leftist sources. Gory crime coverage is more prevalent on right-leaning sites. Readers will keep clicking on both. ◼
MSM  TheEconomist  bias  Google  news  media  conservative  liberal  grade_A  infographics  political 
7 weeks ago by Marcellus
Saikat Chakrabarti Is Building a Millennial Movement - The Atlantic
Saikat Chakrabarti, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, is working to build a generational movement.
The key political partnership of the Millennial left was born over noodles. Saikat Chakrabarti met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at Potjanee, a Thai restaurant near his apartment in the West Village, in March 2017. She was looking to get into politics; he was helping fund people getting into politics through the Justice Democrats, the progressive political action committee he’d co-founded that year.
The result has been a viral sensation: a House freshman with more than 4.9 million Twitter followers; a call for a “Green New Deal,” which has become a rallying point for young activists; and—from the cages on the border to the committees on the Hill—a serious powering-up of congressional oversight. This has made Ocasio-Cortez the leader of a movement, not just a congresswoman. Chakrabarti, for his part, has been much more than Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff—he’s become the chief strategist of a generational insurgency.
But the political establishment has now trained its fire on their collaboration. It began in June as a clash between the speaker and her best-known freshman, when Nancy Pelosi caved to Republicans and moderate Democrats and agreed to pass an emergency-aid package, skewed heavily right, for the southern border.
millennials  liberal  Dems  gov2.0  politics  congress  AOC  activism 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Who Led Liberal Wing, Dies at 99 - The New York Times
John Paul Stevens, whose 35 years on the United States Supreme Court transformed him, improbably, from a Republican antitrust lawyer into the outspoken leader of the court’s liberal wing, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 99.
The cause was complications of a stroke he suffered the day before, the Supreme Court announced in a statement.
When he retired in 2010 at the age of 90, Justice Stevens was the second-oldest and third-longest-serving justice ever to sit on the court. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was about eight months older when he retired in 1932; William O. Douglas had served 36 years (1939-75), and Stephen J. Field served a few days more than Justice Stevens (1863-97).
Justice Stevens spent much of his service on the court in the shadow of more readily definable colleagues when he emerged as a central figure during a crucial period of the court’s history: the last phase of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s tenure and the early years under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
gov2.0  politics  RIP  SCOTUS  liberal  nytimes 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Who Led Liberal Wing, Dies at 99
Linda Greenstone’s obituary for The New York Times is utterly compelling. This anecdote says a lot:
Justice Stevens was known around the court for treating others with sensitivity and respect. One former law clerk, Christopher L. Eisgruber, described in a 1993 essay an incident at a party for new clerks: Before Justice Stevens arrived, an older male justice had instructed one of the few female clerks present to serve coffee. When Justice Stevens entered, he quickly grasped the situation, walked up to the young woman and said: “Thank you for taking your turn with the coffee. I think it’s my turn now.” He took over the job.
gov2.0  politics  RIP  SCOTUS  liberal  daring_fireball 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
John Ivison: At MMIW report’s heart, a contradiction that’s impossible to ignore | National Post
"But the commissioners may prove far less successful at achieving what should have been their primary goal: mitigating the threat to the safety of Indigenous women and girls.

After $92 million and 1,200 pages, the commissioners don’t know who is committing the violence against women — mainly because they didn’t try to find out.

The report says women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) people are being targeted “from all sides” by partners, family members, acquaintances and serial killers, but it does not delve any deeper to qualify or quantify that statement.

The only statistical evidence is provided by a footnote citing a Statistics Canada report that provides partial answers.

That study looked at the proportion of Indigenous Canadians who were victims of eight crimes measured by the General Social Survey. It found overall victimization levels of Indigenous people were higher in 2014 than for non-Indigenous people (28 per cent versus 18 per cent) but that they had fallen 10 percentage points in the preceding five years — raising question marks over the commission’s claim that the problem of violence is getting worse.

This is an issue that requires context — the history of childhood maltreatment, mental health problems, substance abuse, all of which are more common among the Indigenous population.

But the data, while less comprehensive than it should be, suggests a truth airbrushed by the commissioners: Indigenous men commit the majority of acts of violence against Indigenous women.

In an interview with my colleague, Maura Forrest, last month, Marion Buller conceded the point. “It’s not always an Indigenous male who commits violence against an Indigenous female. Let’s throw that stereotype right out of the door. That’s not always the case,” she said.

Not always, but most often. There are mitigating circumstances — crimes are committed by people for whom violence has become normalized, often because they themselves were victimized in childhood. The residential schools system’s legacy is with us still, affecting generations of Indigenous people and their children.

But the focus on sociology does a disservice to the victims. As Indigenous writer Robert Jago noted: “The salient fact about those attacking and killing Native women is that they’re criminals and the crimes they commit aren’t being taken seriously, and the victims are not being given any respect.”
Canada  progressive  liberalism  liberal  useless  indiginous  justice 
10 weeks ago by whatithunk
Meet the anti-woke left - spiked
"Why would we dismiss the majority of people as hopelessly reactionary?"

"Half the time they’re [the woke] smearing them [working class women] as reactionaries because they voted for Trump"

"I fundamentally think they [the woke] are disgusted and horrified by working-class people"

"Real women don’t live up to the liberal-feminist pieties"

On Bret Easton Ellis

"A lot of artists either don’t have any politics or their politics are retarded"


"The whole impulse to peg someone for what they are now is bizarre"
politics  political-correctness  woke  dirtbag  left  liberal  chap-trap-house  amber-a-lee-frost  and  anna-khachiyan 
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