So next time someone invites you to join a game of Monopoly, here’s a thought. As you set out piles for the Chance and Community Chest cards, establish a third pile for Land-Value Tax, to which every property owner must contribute each time they charge rent to a fellow player.
Or you don't pass "Go", or collect that $200. Universal Basic Income? Monopoly?
I start screaming the chorus. Happens multiple times a day these days.
Once again, taxpayers gotta pony up. As if Chevron couldn't afford it! Think very carefully about those up-front escrows before you approve extractive tech in your county, peeps.
Makes me so mad, I can do naught but spit at my monitor.
Great article about management of our local forests. The trail systems in the Pecos Wilderness alone ... people go in, they don't always come out. You go in, there's no saving you unless you carry the means yourself. East- and West-coasters don't really understand this. They're used to 'wilderness' areas that are actually a stone's throw from urban areas. Take that preparedness and square it.
... 50 Republican House members out of 240 who have something to worry about when it comes to the general election, even in a year that promises to be highly unfavorable to them. But even the ones who are vulnerable know that since only about a third of eligible voters cast ballots in midterm elections, their fate largely depends on the balance of Republicans and Democrats who decide to go the polls, not on persuading people to change their votes from one party to another. They have nothing to gain by standing up to the president.
Dems better get a compelling platform. Sooner than later. "Oppose Trump" as a single-legged stool is a strategy for falling on one's face. [Again.]
Higher education depends on the support of Americans from across society and across the political spectrum. Right now, we simply don’t have it.
Another one of these articles. Popular subject. No fixes.
Unions represented almost a third of American workers when Reagan came into office (and, since union jobs set local labor standards, for every union job there was typically an identically-compensated non-union job, meaning about two-thirds of America had the benefits and pay associated with union jobs pre-Reagan). Thanks to Reagan’s war on labor, today unions represent about 6 percent of the non-government workforce. But that wasn’t enough for the acolytes of Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman. They didn’t just want workers to lose their right to collectively bargain; they wanted employers to functionally own their employees.
Read it and weep.