What now? For Goodell, this won’t be a question of what’s the right or wrong way to punish Kraft. That’s a difficult question on its own, but given Goodell’s history and given the salacious nature of this scandal, you already know what he will try to do. Goodell will try to read the audience. He will try to minimize the damage of the public’s reaction, even though that’s a practice that rarely works. He will be as concerned with image as punishment. All the while, he won’t want to alienate Kraft and his allies. In essence, he has to seek permission from a variety of conflicting parties — including Kraft — just to make a decision that no one will like. Before he can fully assess the damage, Goodell is already trying to mitigate it. … [Read more...] about Brewer: In Robert Kraft case, Roger Goodell can’t win
The L.A. strike followed teacher job actions in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona, largely conservative states where teachers who walked out risked losing their jobs. The L.A. strike shifted the activism to a blue state, where the teachers union faced a different challenge: the potential for erosion of influence and financial health after the Supreme Court decided that public employees have a 1st Amendment right to refuse payment of union dues and fees. … [Read more...] about The teachers’ strike gripped LA for 6 days. A year later, what are the results?
Student representative Eduardo Velazquez said that all students at UCLA deserve to know what happened to the funds. “Every student has a right to know where their money is going and how it’s being allocated,” Velazquez told the student newspaper. … [Read more...] about Report: UCLA Student Government Lost Almost $3 Million in School Funds
I imagine the widespread adoption of a digital currency on an aggressively centralized and privately surveilled blockchain tied to real-name ID is not really what the bitcoin faithful had in mind when they got into cryptocurrency in the first place. Even so, there’s some excitement about Libra among crypto nerds, who are hoping that Facebook’s backing will normalize cryptocurrency and entice the uninitiated into crypto culture. But the opposite seems more likely to me. Once you’ve got a usable digital currency, why would you want to “get into” other currencies? I use dollars every day, but don’t spend a lot of time buying up euro and yen. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s New Competition: The U.S. Dollar