http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/dec/09/raising-interest-rates-inflation-central-banks-recession Well-directed fiscal policies and other, more finely tuned measures have a better chance of taming today’s inflation than do blunt, potentially counterproductive monetary policies. The appropriate response to high food prices, for example, is to reverse a decades-old agricultural price-support policy that pays farmers not to produce, when they should be encouraged to produce … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Wise words from Economist Joseph Stiglitz . Don’t raise interest rates to curb inflation. If interest rates increase, the poor and middle class will suffer. There is no need for a protracted Recession, instead lower prices with the tools we have and help the poor and middle class, too. Examples listed: encourage farmers to produce more and stop the don’t plant policies that raise prices, price increases attributed to monopoly power can be controlled with anti trust enforcement, raise wages and benefits, add child care allowances and allow sensible immigration policies.
4 Unions want better working conditions. They’re understaffed and over worked with out advanced scheduling. They want a schedule and 15 days of paid sick leave. Sounds fair. If one Union doesn’t agree to management terms , all 12 Unions strike in solidarity. Why should Congress intervene? Why doesn’t the NLRB have the power to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Railroad workers are asking for basic rights to do their jobs. Why are those rights denied? What are 4 Unions asking?
If they strike, it’s inflationary. When Corporations raise prices, forcing people to forgo the necessities of life, that’s good business. Why isn’t Corporate unaccountability inflationary? Who is enforcing Corporate anti trust Laws and reigning in usurious profits? If Biden were pro labor, he’d let his chief prosecutor for the NLRB make a deal and not … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Once again, labor is not getting the benefits people require. The railroad workers have asked for paid sick leave and schedules of work. That’s not asking too much.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/27/jaron-lanier-tech-threat-humanity-twitter-social-media People survive by passing information between themselves,” Lanier, 61, told the Guardian in an interview. “We’re putting that fundamental quality of humanness through a process with an inherent incentive for corruption and degradation. The fundamental drama of this period is whether we can figure out how to survive properly with those elements or not.” … More TheVoiceOfJoyce An unregulated internet gives a vice to foreign disrupters, culture wars, disinformation, violence and misinformation. Based on the algorithms used our behavior is modified and hive thinking occurs. Many remain linked in their own silos, not necessarily of their own choosing. The internet, the algorithms are not neutral, people can be gradually radicalized. Foreign actors and bots are difficult to detect. Our data is sold to third parties and their unaccountable. At the very least, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act must change to reflect the Social Media Platforms evolution. No longer is the internet merely a free exchange of ideas between friends and communities. In many instances our behavior is manipulated and an algorithm decides who hires us, who gives us insurance and determines, based on our online behavior, if we’re worthy of that mortgage or job? Do you want mathematics to determine or limit, your life choices? How will we move from silos, to cooperation with others to solve real life problems? Like relationships? Climate Adaptation? Maintenance and participation in our Democracy? As people we need balance in our lives. It can be work life boundaries and it can be social media interactions and actions to improve our communities, in the real world, off line!
I wish I could state, Tesla’s construction site in Austin, Texas, is an outlying case of labor abuse, it isn’t. Unfortunately, Corporate America has become used to charging customers exorbitant fees, while hurting labor, literally and figuratively. Today, it’s Tesla we’re discussing. They’re not following OHSA Laws, they’re not enforcing job training, they’re not paying … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The state of Corporate America/ unaccountable & without Rules & oversight TESLA GIGAFACTORY EXAMPLE
According to this article in the Guardian, only 15 States give out unemployment benefits in a timely manner and in accordance with Federal guidelines. However, considering the number of 50 yr olds unemployed, many aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. What is a 50 yr old to do? How many are falling through the safety net … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is unemployment insurance and other benefits being dispersed to people in need in your State? Please comment.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/01/insulin-diabetes-drugs-rationing Diabetes is currently the seventh-leading cause of death in the US, though a 2017 study suggests the number of Americans dying from diabetes is much higher due to diabetes frequently being overlooked in causes of death. Humans require insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate glucose in the blood, to live. A … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Diabetes is the 7 th largest cause of death in America. 1.3 million Americans have Diabetes and struggle to pay for their medication. Insulin is rationed and prior to the last decade, it was cheap. Corporate deregulation set in , greed abounded and the price increased dramatically. On January 1 st, 2023, insulin is capped at $35 per month for Medicare. If the age for Medicare was reduced to 55 yr olds, they , too, would have affordable coverage. The system is in place. What happens to families with kids? Where is the relief from Corporate Price abuses for them? There’s no competition in the insulin market, the manufactures make the money, the middleman makes money and the taxpayer pays. Another, thank you to today’s GOP. Why didn’t the Congressional GOP caucus allow cost caps for everyone ?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/02/climate-crisis-guardian-investigating-pledge-decades-1890 But the moment that really catapulted the climate on to front pages came in 1988, when Nasa climatologist James Hansen warned the US Congress that the greenhouse effect was causing global warming. At the time, experts were predicting that the Earth could warm by 1-2C by 2030, a warning that now looks prescient. The … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Guardian and The Observer have been reporting Climate anomalies since the 1890’s. We’ve been warned and articles have appeared in Newspapers and Journals, both predicting our present condition and providing solutions. Solar power for developing countries was a known solution a 100 yrs ago. What happened? Political decisions that were pragmatic were shelved for “ just in time” solutions. After what we’re experiencing in America, we have choices to make for our collective survival. Read the data, look out your windows in devastated regions, what do you see? If our environment no longer supports our way of life, who is willing to say, let’s change our policies? The Corporate pacifists, of Hitler, became patriots, when they realized they could make more money profiting from War. Today is no different. The Fossil Fuel Industry can make more money investing in new technologies, now. If they can’t see that reality, why not remove their subsidies and compensate new innovators?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/29/amazon-us-workers-battle-unionize-second-warehouse Heather Goodall, a 50-year-old Amazon worker, began pushing for a union at her Amazon warehouse just outside Albany, New York, largely because she was alarmed about safety problems – items often fell off the warehouse’s 27ft-high racks, she said. “We’ve had packers who had items fall on them. Several complained about concussions,” Goodall said. … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Amazon should not be able to terminate or mistreat employees for Unionizing. If Corporations were humane, gave a living wage, increased cost of living pay, gave healthcare and paid sick day and provided a safe work place, we wouldn’t need to Unionize every industry in our Country. However, American Corporations only think of their profit margins and people, employees, are dispensable. Not any more. We the People, don’t have to be treated poorly or intimidated. Document abusive behavior toward you. Take photos of your work place, keep records and when you can vote Union, do it. A stronger NLRB would encourage sectoral Unions, one shop or warehouse unionizes, they’re allUnionized. No need for separate voting. Take away monopolies power and vote Union to increase your wage, benefits and safety.
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/technology/midterm-elections-misinformation.html Voter fraud is rare, but that falsehood about the 2020 election has become a central campaign issue for dozens of candidates around the country, causing misinformation and toxic content about the issue to spread widely online. “Stolen election” was mentioned 325,589 times on Twitter from June 19 to July 19, a number that has … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No need to fear going to the Polls and checking your ballot. Go with friends and vote. Know your polling place in advance. Make sure you’re registered to vote, take ID, water and snacks. Be prepared, in some states, to be watched. Don’t be intimidated. This year’s midterm is very important. Who is elected, determines, if the lies of Donald Trump are perpetuated and repressive State Laws prevail. There’s lots of money at stake. Millions are being made on Social Media Platforms perpetuating lies. Millions are made in State government’s, by concentrating power in the hands of a few, who don’t want to change their way of life. Why else would Governors, like Ron deSantis surround himself with 40 Billionaires, dedicated to curtailing the Rights of We, the People. Social Media Platforms reward lies and misinformation, read reliable newspapers, look around you, see for yourself, can your life and the lives of your children be better? If the answer is , yes, VoteRon DeSantis and , others like him ,out of office. Get rid of their grip on your onceFree society and vote for change. Why do you think they’re invested in misinformation and lies about the 2020 election and so much more? The truth, they get the money to control your way of life, what you learn and how much you earn, your education, your healthcare, your housing and so much more! Do you want DeSantis making these decisions for you and your family, or do you want a say, in how you live. If you want input into Government and your way of life, vote for change and remain active in Politics. #Politics effects US!