"Millions of low-wage workers have fled the state because of policies such as higher minimum wages and mandated benefits that make it unprofitable for companies to hire them. And the state has some of the world's highest housing costs due to artificial restrictions on housing development," contended Lawrence McQuillan, a senior fellow at the Oakland-based policy think tank, the Independent Institute. "Homelessness is out of control because low-cost housing has been eradicated, and homelessness policies have been counterproductive." … [Read more...] about Could California’s policies work on a federal scale under a Biden-Harris administration?
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“If we don’t stop this potential fracking boom, then that’s going to have a detrimental impact on our climate in the long term,” Rivas said. He noted that the effects are worse for poor communities of color that are closest to oil fields and refineries: “This is an environmental justice issue. If you look at where these productive wells are, there is a disparity in who it impacts.” … [Read more...] about Wiener says he’ll move to ban fracking in California, following Newsom’s lead
The company has agreed to pay about $2.9 billion to various authorities. About $1.3 billion of that will go to the US Justice Department — the largest ever penalty under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a US law that bars companies from bribing foreign leaders. Goldman already settled the case with Malaysian authorities this summer. … [Read more...] about Recession risk grows as Covid-19 cases continue to surge
The "idiots" Trump referred to are presumably the scientists who, on Sunday, he also mocked at a rally in Nevada. "If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression," said Trump. He also said that if his rival Joe Biden were elected president in November "he'll listen to the scientists" as if it's a bad thing. Rounding out the crazy remarks, Trump warned that with a President Biden, "the Christmas season will be canceled." … [Read more...] about What to do about Crazy Uncle Trump
The landmark federal complaint follows a year-long antitrust probe by DOJ investigators and comes right before an election in which tech platforms have been scrutinized for their impact on democracy and small business. It also comes on the heels of a major congressional report finding that Google and other tech giants enjoy "monopoly power" and have wielded their dominance in anticompetitive ways. That report alleges that Amazon has mistreated third-party sellers; that Apple's app store fees and policies are anti-competitive; and that Facebook has sought to eliminate future rivals through targeted acquisitions. … [Read more...] about The US government sues Google for alleged anticompetitive abuses in search