Politics, Economics, Civil and Reproductive Rights, International Conflicts (499)

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$15 minimum wage: windfall or a case of "be careful what you wish for"?

A movement is afoot to demand a $15 minimum wage, both at the state and federal level.  If it happens, it will mean a better life for many,…

Started by Unseen

65 Jan 10
Reply by Gregg R Thomas

Are you up on the Devyani Khobragade affair?

Devyani Khobragade was a mid-level consular official in NYC who was arrested at her child's school, handcuffed, and processed by authoritie…

Started by Unseen

30 Dec 30, 2013
Reply by Unseen

Nelson Mandela is no more

South Africans and the world have lost the most beloved human of the 21st century, Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela. What is your take in the lif…

Started by bongani muthwa

10 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by bongani muthwa

Will doubling the minimum wage be a good thing or a pandora's box of unintended conseuences?

Sorry about mixing metaphors. I couldn't resist. Doubling the wage of one Joe or Jane working at McDonald's will no doubt improve their lif…

Started by Unseen

3 Dec 6, 2013
Reply by Unseen

Is there a correlation between rising secularism and improved quality of life?

Some propose that secularism will continue to rise as people achieve a higher level of security and happiness. In countries such as Japan a…

Started by Ed

24 Nov 29, 2013
Reply by James Cox

The start of World War III?

China sent fighter jets into its newly claimed -- and hotly disputed -- air defense zone above the East China Sea on Thursday, the same day…

Started by Unseen

0 Nov 28, 2013

Did you know that half of the world's richest people come from just two families

Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Marke…

Started by Unseen

0 Nov 6, 2013

McDonald's is on public assistance

Interesting article on this topic says that the public support taxpayers give McDonald's underpaid employees is nearly the same as McDonald…

Started by Unseen

11 Oct 27, 2013
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

Do we really need privacy anymore?

We SAY we value our privacy, and yet we give it up all over the place. I was recently in the market for a guitar amp, and now, two weeks af…

Started by Unseen

26 Oct 23, 2013
Reply by Awdur Ffuglen

Here's how rock bottom minimum wage jobs hurt the rest of us

The following quote is from this link... The fast food industry’s low wages are costing us all, new research finds. Taxpayers are shelling…

Started by Unseen

19 Oct 20, 2013
Reply by Unseen

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