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Entries by David Macaray from 06/2014

Why Do We Worship CEOs?

| Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

People complain about professional athletes being overpaid, but don't bat an eye when some hapless CEO who earns $6 million a year gets fired for incompetence, and then collects a $10 million Golden Parachute.

A Three-Pronged Attack on Organized Labor

| Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
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We need to be clear: The claim that companies leave the U.S. to avoid paying union wages is false. It's an outright lie disseminated by free market fundamentalists, and anyone who believes it is a dupe.

Exploiting the Myth of the 'Bad' Teacher

| Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
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Here's something to think about: Airline pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, firefighters, nurses, actors, writers, directors, coal miners, and that woman who plays oboe in the symphony orchestra are union members. They are good at their jobs. Being represented by a union didn't turn them into bad workers.

Organized Labor Needs to Market Itself

| Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
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America's unions are in need of a massive make-over. Despite having always been the working man's best friend, somewhere along the line unions allowed themselves to be demonized.

Will Television Be Our Ruination?

| Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
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There was a time when the notion of "binge-watching" would have disgusted me. Today it comes dangerously close to defining me.

Robbie, We Hardly Knew Ye

| Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
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For those who wondered what happened to Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former campaign advisor and mealy-mouthed White House press secretary, he has resurfaced in the private sector. Apparently, going from an underpaid shill for the White House to an overpaid shill for Corporate America was a seamless (and guiltless) transition.

Wage Theft in the Land of Plenty

| Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
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Wage theft comes in several forms -- everything from your basic refusal to pay minimum wage, to not paying for every hour worked, to using the old tried-and-true method of forcing employees to pay for equipment or training.