How do you imagine this kind of labor reform actually coming about? For decades, progressives have failed to pass pro-labor legislation that enjoyed the united support of existing unions. Each time, they’ve run into the basic problem that, while there are many states with no significant union presence, there are no states that lack an organized business community. So when you come to the Senate with a bill that threatens to reduce investors’ share of income gains — and management’s room for maneuver — business unites in opposition and then crushes it. Your proposal, meanwhile, doesn’t just threaten corporate America but also all existing trade unions. So if we can’t pass pro-labor laws that incumbent unions support, how are you going to pass ones that both the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO will likely oppose? … [Read more...] about The Conservative Case for Organized Labor
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David Chang: It’s because I’m always thinking about the best case scenario and the worst case scenario. It saves me time to be prepared for both. And so when ~this all happened~ some friends were like “way to go fucking asshole, the one time you were right about doom and gloom it had to be this.” But what I failed to anticipate was that we would have a completely inept government led by a moron of a president. I didn’t think that people wouldn’t want to wear masks. I didn’t think stupidity would prevail in the way that it has. I thought we’d be getting back online in September at the latest, and that certainly isn’t the case. … [Read more...] about David Chang, Chef and Author of ‘Eat a Peach’ Recommends Five Books About Food, Chefdom, and Perspective
Retail clinics will host nearly 19 million primary care visits this year, or 76 percent more than they did in 2010, according to an estimate from the consulting firm Accenture. Likewise, visits to urgent care centers, which offer more extensive care than their retail counterparts, are up 19 percent to nearly 177 million since the start of the decade. … [Read more...] about Retail clinics, apps change doctor-patient relationship
The election is absent; Trump is absent (except for a dreary historical speech about the Marquis de Lafayette). The cultural politics in this final play are about what white people feel they can or can’t say; or the kinds of liberal white people the Apples know (and, we presume, like to think that they are). It is notable that the two anecdotes that anchor this theorizing are voiced by the Apples about what friends have told them; they are secondhand stories, the first about a woman complaining that just by being white feels akin to being accused of being racist. … [Read more...] about What Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Have to Say About America. And What They Don’t.
“One of things is that you must live your life, if possible, without regret,” she told Essence in 2010. “If you are the kind of person who is open to learning, every negative thing that ever happened, every mistake you ever made and every choice is going to affect you in a way, whether it's good or bad. It will change you. You have to be responsible for your choices. You can't moan and whine and feel sorry for yourself when the consequences aren't what you hoped they would be. You deal with it. Unfortunately, we do have some young people out there who have made some really bad choices, and it did kill them. I would say to the ones who are still standing, ‘Watch yourself. Keep your ear to the ground. Be a good observer. Treat people well, and take responsibility for your choices.’" … [Read more...] about Goodbye To Natalie Cole: Soul Diva, Fighter, Queen