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FCC Commissioner Says the Agency Is a Shill for ISPs as She Slams the Door on Her Way Out
In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine years, saying it has abandoned its mission to safeguard consumers and protect their privacy and speech.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  corruption  ISP  corporateIndemnity  corruptedPolitics  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass 
5 days ago by joeybaker
A new study shows how reading shapes our brain. Those unable or barely able to read not only find analyzing sequences of letters more difficult - they have similar difficulty processing sequences of images. Furthermore, the illiterate find it harder to di
From a research perspective, reading and writing is a fascinating phenomenon. After all, the first writing systems date back less than 6,000 years – the blink of an eye in the timescale of human evolution. How the human brain is nonetheless able to master this complex task is a key question. Current topics of scientific interest include exploring the differences between practised readers and illiterate individuals - and the consequences for people with reading difficulties - as well as the impact of poor reading and writing skills on global democracy.
casteingTheLowerClass 
14 days ago by joeybaker
A recent study finds that young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
plutocracy  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  wealthGap 
20 days ago by joeybaker
World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules and contractual protections for workers
World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismantle wrongful dismissal rules and contractual protections for workers
casteingTheLowerClass  kleptocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
A Worrying Number of Amazon’s Warehouse Workers Are Reportedly Living Off Food Stamps
Amazon bills itself as a creator of jobs. Look no further than the ludicrous subsidy packages offered by cities in competition to host its second headquarters. But according to public records requests obtained by the Intercept, Amazon can drain public coffers in other ways, with five states listing Bezos’s empire as a top beneficiary of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance dollars.
casteingTheLowerClass 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
FCC Report Concludes US Internet Speeds are ‘among worst in the developed world’
In spite of speed and infrastructure increases, the FCC concludes that American price-to-value is “among the worst in the developed world.”
ISP  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  corporateConsolidation  endOfTheUSEmpire 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
The 2008 Great Recession led to an increase in obesity, diabetes and mental health issues
Authors suggest that uncertainty and negative expectations generated by the recession rather than unemployment might explain the changes seen
plutocracy  casteingTheLowerClass 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
'Truly Wicked': Trump EPA Dissolves Program That Studies Effects of Chemical Exposure on Children
“Finally America’s children will be allowed to choke on the freedom of a lighter regulatory burden.”
trumpIncompetence  trumpCorruption  casteingTheLowerClass 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
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