Sunday, September 27

Author: Matthew Jean-Mary

Wage Violations are Shameful
All Posts, Economy

Wage Violations are Shameful

There has been a drastic increase in worker violations since the onset of COVID-19. The American employer has responded by seemingly being passive with regards to the exploitation of their labor as times have become especially dire. There is no time to be prideful with fighting for their deserved liberties, as now COVID has led many to the mentality of survival. Many workers are grateful for just having a job, as with an unemployment rate of about 8.4%, getting too picky can easily lead to them being one of millions not having a stable source of income. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth published a paper on some potential violations. The typical worker on the wrong side of these violations lost approximately 20% of their hourly wage.  Furthermore, more than 20% of work...
Microsoft and TikTok
All Posts, Technology

Microsoft and TikTok

In case you haven’t heard, President Trump said he planned to ban TikTok in the United States sometime in September of this year because of the risk of the popular social media app, impeding among American freedoms and security. To counteract the gaping hole that would be left by the fun and transcendent experience of posting short-1 minute clips of drop dead humor, Microsoft offered to jump in and buy TikTok. And then recently just a few days ago, Walmart also entered the competition for America’s most comedic website. Now Walmart and Microsoft are teaming up in attempting to claim the rights to TikTok.  Such a mashup introduces many interesting possibilities of what the potentially merged companies could do. TikTok’s influence is likely to be magnified under Microsoft for a coup...
Socialism the New Theft of the Left…Hoping to Put You All in Debt or Simply What’s Best For the Rest?
Opinion

Socialism the New Theft of the Left…Hoping to Put You All in Debt or Simply What’s Best For the Rest?

I encountered a twitter thread discussing the situation with Lizzo, the singer, about the potential theft of her food. If you haven’t heard, Lizzo sent a now-deleted tweet that was a screenshot of the Postmates app with a caption claiming that she had her food stolen by a Postmates driver. In the end, Lizzo would apologize, realizing she had jumped to an unfounded conclusion and it seems more likely the order was misplaced. In response, there were many people angry with the star, claiming that she should not have made such a big deal over losing food that she could repurchase. Furthermore, she should have reported the issue through the app if anything, but not have posted the identity of the driver for the world to see. The latter reasoning I can agree with, but the former idea is why...