AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce A commission headed by Harvard, recommends sweeping changes to Labor Law & makes it easier to Unionize. A strong Labor voice, would assure higher wages and make it more difficult to classify employees as contractors. These Laws are ready once a more progressive administration takes over the White House. Our GDP and productivity will increase with well paid labor

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/23/overhaul-us-labor-laws-unions-workers-power-report

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Episode 11 links: Life vs Corporate Money, Plus events this week!

Video Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw5flR54muM&feature=youtu.be Episode #11  Description The Australian bush fires are very much in the news. Australian’s are fed up with their government’s policy of catering to the Coal Mining Industry. They know their Climate,  weather and death are due to the exploration and export of Coal & Fossil Fuels. One Billion animals have died in … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Episode 11 links: Life vs Corporate Money, Plus events this week!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Americans are indeed looking for help & hope. It’s not our fault administrations for 30-40 yrs have let us down. We’re dying in despair, says Angus Deaton, an economists, meaning suicide, drugs & alcohol are shortening our lives. Ray Dalio, agrees, Capitalism is broken . We can reverse our State of Despair with good policies. The minimum wage , if adjusted for inflation would be $22/hr not $7.25! Pay with dignity would help too!

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/sunday/deaths-despair-poverty.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Redlining , high rents, migration out of the original Black Communities led to high poverty rates in the Black LA Population. More social services , transportation & lower rents , healthcare, counseling services and education can solve our Racial divide & poverty. The money exists. Where’s Moral Investment where it counts?Building community is a step forward.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/22/us/los-angeles-homeless-black-residents.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce 200,000 manufacturing jobs were lost to overseas investment during Trumps administration. He could have saved, 14,400 by Executive Orders, stopping Corporations from laying off workers, if the Corporation did business with the US government. He broke his promises to Americans by catering to Lobbyists! “We the People “ got empty promises.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/10/trump-workers-jobs-overseas-factories

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce At least 10% of all workers have more than one job to earn a living. 28% of the work force may hold multiple jobs. Having 1 job is preferable, if an individual is well paid. However, in our current State of Inequality, having one job is not sufficient earnings. A new metric will help define our Labor force. However, Income Inequality is not sustainable for Americans. The USA is the most unequal of similar Nations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/upshot/multiple-jobs-united-states.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Finally, there is a proposal to change the GDP metrics to reflect everyone’s status & contribution to gross domestic product via distributed metrics. Than we’ll see who benefits from Society and who doesn’t in real time data. We’ll know why our happiness quotient is way down for the Middle Class! We know, our GDP doesn’t reflect our State of Inequality!

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/opinion/gdp-america.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce A “not funny” Maureen Dowd nails the cluelessness of our Presidents & Foreign Policy. Trump didn’t come to Washington to clean up corruption, I quote, “he came to bathe in it”. He has, al all the People’s expense. Time to get serious about a “Goldilocks government working for Everyone

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-afghanistan-report-boeing.html

Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Financial Instability. History Repeats.

      I resent politicians, including our President, throwing out phony numbers to justify bad policy. 1. There are many credit unions in our country.  The largest belongs to the Navy which has $82 Billion in assets with 7+ million members.  Thousands of credit unions average $3 Billion in assets. 2. Most (1000’s) of … More Joyce America Speaks Periscope @11am Financial Instability. History Repeats.

JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Whose Paradise? An epiphany!

Paradise for whom?  “We the People” have the right to own guns to massacre each other; we have the right to be discriminated upon, not in the usual sense, but by algorithms that determine what house we buy, car we purchase, and loan interest paid.  Now we know the cause of our inequality: tax havens … More JoyceAmericaSpeaks Periscope @11am Wednesday: Whose Paradise? An epiphany!