“The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce. . . . Recent trends in on-demand commerce suggest that gig workers may represent a growing segment of the U.S. labor market.
Michael Hudson is the best economist in the world. Indeed, I could almost say that he is the only economist in the world. Almost all of the rest are neoliberals, who are not economists but shills for financial interests.
The Mirage of Justice: Of the 2.2 million people we have incarcerated at the moment—25 percent of the world’s prison population—2 million never had a trial.
Who Goes to Jail?: “It is much more grotesque to consider the non-enforcement of white-collar criminals when you do consider how incredibly aggressive law enforcement is with regard to everybody else”.
Goldman Sachs To Pay $5.1 Billion For Causing 2008 Financial Crisis: As of now, there appear to be no plans for any of the individual corporate executives at Goldman Sachs to face criminal sanctions for the crimes that led to this $5.1 billion settlement despite the Department of Justice’s promise that it would start holding corporate criminals accountable.
Bees are dying in record numbers—and now the government admits that an extremely common pesticide is at least partially to blame. For more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency has been under pressure from environmentalists and beekeepers to reconsider its approval of a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, based on a mounting body of research suggesting they harm bees and other pollinators at tiny doses. In a report released Wednesday, the EPA basically conceded the case.