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Too many degrees 'offer too little payback'
Too many students are not getting good outcomes from their degree courses, an MPs’ committee says.
collegiateCartel  casteingTheMiddleClass 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Motorola Becomes First Smartphone Company to Sell DIY Repair Kits to Its Customers
As Apple continues to fight independent repair, Motorola partners with iFixit and supports the right to repair movement.
casteingTheLowerClass  casteingTheMiddleClass  corporateCorruption  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell says it out loud: Republicans are gunning for Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare next
Republicans haven’t hidden their desire to gut Social Security and Medicare, but they’ve seldom been as open about it as now.
casteingTheLowerClass  casteingTheMiddleClass  trumpAristocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell Calls for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid Cuts After Passing Tax Cuts, Massive Defense Spending
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
governmentIncompetence  governmentMalfeasance  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  kleptocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Samsung Electronics chairman indicted on charges of union sabotage
The chairman of Samsung Electronic’s board of directors, has been indicted for allegedly sabotaging unions formed within the company
casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  corporateConsolidation 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Nearly a third of US young adults in a new study (N = 3,050, 18–24 years) were found to be “financially precarious” because they had poor financial literacy and lacked money management skills and income stability.
Nearly a third of young adults ages 18-24 were ‘financially precarious,’ lacked financial literacy and had poor money-management skills, a University of Illinois scholar found in a new study.
educationIncompetence  casteingTheLowerClass  casteingTheMiddleClass 
august 2018 by joeybaker
The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: Report
Trump appointees are (reportedly) refusing to release a blockbuster EPA report — because industry lobbyists asked them not to.
trumpCorruption  corporateIndemnity  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  governmentIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
july 2018 by joeybaker
RIP net neutrality: Ajit Pai's 'fuck you' to the American people becomes official.
Today marks an historic day, and a huge victory for the enemies of democracy. Rather than serve the American people, the US government sold our freedom to Verizion, Comcast, AT&T and other telcom companies. Net neutrality is dead.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  kleptocracy  ISP  trumpAristocracy 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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