California’s in tough shape. We’ve got our own dangerous virus variant , homelessness appears uncontrollable , and the governor may soon face a recall election. That can mean only one thing: It's time for establishment media to once again declare the death of “the California dream.” It’s happened every downturn since the end of the gold rush, but these new eulogies have a fresh twist. The dream this time has apparently been ruined by an excess of liberalism . Big government projects and overregulation are to blame for the shattering of an illusion. ADVERTISEMENT Without question, California sometimes suffers vertigo from tilting too far left; the San Francisco Board of Education’s crusade to rename schools is one handy example. Small-business owners here can rattle off a long list of frustrations about government micromanagement. But this is also a state where voters last November overwhelming rejected progressive ballot measures to end bail, restore … [Read more...] about Who killed the California dream? If you think it was liberals, think again
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The Biden administration has promised to ‘ build back better ’ by committing to relief and recovery after the worst economic crisis of our lifetime. This pandemic reveals a collective public health and economic vulnerability, but also a vulnerability that actively produces inequality. As such, 'better' means course-correcting and taking bold action to build a more just and equitable economy. The most recent unemployment report only heightens the importance of this commitment. While the January jobs report shows unemployment dropping to six percent for white people, it remains devastatingly high for other groups: unemployment sits at 9.2 percent of Black people, 8.6 percent for Latinx people, and 6.6 percent for Asian people. And with women leaving the labor force in record numbers, we are watching a crisis for women, particularly women of color, who are disproportionately suffering the economic effects of the pandemic. Investing in the care economy and … [Read more...] about How Medicaid can fuel the care economy
HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – On the eve of the Golden Globe Awards , the union representing actors called on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sunday to increase the diversity of its membership. The statement from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists comes one week after the Los Angels Times published a report detailing the fact that none of the 87 HFPA members who vote for the annual Golden Globe Awards is Black. The report further alleged that relatively few of the 87 members write regularly for major overseas outlets, though many are paid by the HFPA to write for the HFPA website and sit on committees. READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena Identified “SAG-AFTRA is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow creative industry guilds and unions, industry allies, and all inclusion advocates in calling on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to establish a more inclusive membership that truly reflects the … [Read more...] about SAG-AFTRA Calls On Golden Globes Group To Increase Diversity
Recently, U.S. Nuclear Corp. and Solar System Resources Corporation signed a letter of intent that will either change the history of the world or be just a footnote in humanity’s quest to develop clean, abundant sources of energy. Solar System Resources has agreed to provide 500 kilograms of helium-3 mined from the Moon to U.S. Nuclear Corp. in the 2028-2032 timeframe. According to a paper published by Jeff Bonde and Anthony Tortorello, helium-3 is an isotope that has been deposited in lunar soil over billions of years by solar wind. Roughly 1.1 million metric tons of the isotope exists on the Moon down to a depth of several meters. Twenty-five metric tons of helium-3, about a quarter of the cargo capacity of a SpaceX Starship, would suffice to fuel all the power needs of the United States for a year. ADVERTISEMENT The announcement does not reveal how Solar System Resource proposes to mine the helium-3. The company’s website is very heavy on breathtakingly … [Read more...] about Solving the climate and energy crises: Mine the Moon’s helium-3?
BOSTON (CBS) – The United States economy has taken a beating over the last year as the COVID pandemic raged. But with light at the end of the tunnel, what will the economy look like in a post-pandemic world? WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller discussed the economic outlook with Peter Cohan, a Babson College lecturer and author of the book “Goliath Strikes Back: How Traditional Retailers Are Winning Back Customers From E-commerce Startups.” READ MORE: Police Search For Suspect After Report Of Shots Fired At Salem Walmart “There are some companies that have done spectacularly well, have been much better off because of the pandemic,” Cohan said. “There are some who are in huge trouble because of the pandemic. And there are some in the middle, who have repositioned their business and are now doing much better than they were before because they were able to change what they were doing to take advantage of the needs during the pandemic.” Cohan anticipates there could be a period … [Read more...] about The Roaring 2020s? A Look At What The Post-Pandemic Economy Could Look Like