As seen at Shine. “Dr. Joy DeGruy uses a story about discrimination she encountered at a supermarket to illustrate the power of privilege and the responsibility of those who want to end racism.”
Neutral, positve, and negative descriptions of the woman candidate’s appearance all had detrimental impacts on her candidacy.
While this appearance coverage is very damaging to women candidates, the male opponent paid no price for this type of coverage.
When a woman candidate or a third-party responds directly by saying this coverage has no place in the media and that her appearance is not news, she regains the ground she lost.
Click through to see the stick figures. The infographic has a little more detail on the two studies that contributed to these findings.
This idea was proposed in a recent white paper by the USPS office of the Inspector General. I think it only got attention because Elizabeth Warren publicly endorsed it (and many news outlets attributed the idea to her). This article gives a lot more detail on how this idea would work. Benefits, pitfalls, other opportunities. Interesting tidbit: The USPS offered loans for most of the 20th century, and the postal banking proposed here is common in Japan and New Zealand.
It puzzles me (but the lack of logic does not surprise me) how the USPS can be financially hamstrung by a unique requirement to pre-fund benefits for its workers, even while conservative legislators aim to reduce the size of government and cut exactly those benefits. There are so many ways we can modernize and transform the postal service and its massive infrastructure (both buildings and vehicles) to meet our society’s needs. We should be investing in that instead of wasting time and money using bureaucracy to create more bureaucracy.
This is long, but a good and worth-reading explanation of how free trade agreements work (which I understand a little better with the benefit of a class on international trade and the global economy).
Short short short takeaway is that 1) free trade agreements are treaties, and treaties circumvent domestic law on everything from workplace/labor standards and protections to environmental regulation to intellectual property; and 2) “After decades of free trade agreements, our paychecks don’t buy more stuff.”
Plus, hello, comics about economics!