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Politics Social/Culture

Mandatory Arbitration and the Supreme Court Decision

  Some of you may have heard slight mutterings in the media regarding the recent Supreme Court decision that allows private companies to force their workers to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. It sounds pretty boring. Let me rephrase: The Supreme Court just gave private companies the power to treat their workers anyway way they want […]

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Analysis Politics Rhetoric Semantics

The Polls and Headlines of Modern Propaganda

A recent poll question sponsored by USA Today/Suffolk University has caused quite a stir in the media… President Trump has called the Special Counsel’s investigation a ‘witch hunt’ and said he’s been subjected to more investigations than previous presidents because of politics. Do you agree? Unless they are tuned for detecting bullshit, poll respondents will […]

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Politics Social/Culture

The “Political” Resistance to Being Nice

In recent years, a war over social justice as been raging in the IT industry and one battleground in this war appears to be the codes of conduct that organizations sometimes ask their workers to comply with. Business Insider just published an article describing one skirmish in particular. This story tells of a contributor to the […]