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  1. Apr 2021
  2. Mar 2021
    1. Both Prof Wu and Ms Truong cited the 1875 Page Act, one of the earliest pieces of federal law restricting immigration to the US. On paper, the legislation barred the entry of any woman from China, Japan "or any Oriental country" for "lewd and immoral purposes", including prostitution.In reality, the law blocked virtually all immigration from Asian women, who were collectively presumed to be sex workers or prostitutes.This racist and sexist stereotype that they "were bringing their immorality to the US", Ms Truong explains, has lingered.

      le bruh moment.

    1. Coronavirus Pandemic Data Explorer. (n.d.). Our World in Data. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data-explorer

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    1. Prado-Vivar, Belén, Mónica Becerra-Wong, Juan José Guadalupe, Sully Márquez, Bernardo Gutierrez, Patricio Rojas-Silva, Michelle Grunauer, Gabriel Trueba, Verónica Barragán, and Paúl Cárdenas. ‘A Case of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in Ecuador’. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 0, no. 0 (23 November 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30910-5.

  3. Feb 2021
    1. There’s so much money that goes to the creditors to the top 1 percent or 5 percent that there is no money for capital investment, there is no money for growth. And, since 1980 as you know, real wages in America have been stable. All the growth has been in property owners and predators and the FIRE sector, the rest of the economy is in stagnation.
    1. 21st Century Economics (USA)

      Economic Theory of a Market Economy, Characteristics, Pros, and Cons

      Americans and the World believe or want to believe that the United States is built upon a Market Economy.

      Historical context validates a classic Market Economy theory as directed by our Founding Fathers and Constitution. We clearly do not have a pure Market Economy today (2021).

      • To Big to Fail - (Bailouts)
      • Farm Subsidies
      • Political Influence (money, lobbying, tenure)
      • Government Agencies
      • Military/Industrial Complex
      • Federal Reserve (Central Banking)
      • Social Security
      • Medicare
      • Other

      Most Americans lump (through education) the concept of economics and government together, into 3 basic categories; Capitalism, Socialism and Communism.

      The U.S. is a Capitalist Nation with a corresponding market economy.

      Is this statement Fact or Hypothesis ?

      Can we still rely on textbook economic models in the 21st Century?

  4. Oct 2020
  5. Sep 2020
    1. La América Latina post-covid-19 podrá ser aún más propicia a que se instale calladamente una negligencia colectiva hacia Venezuela

      Proyección de la respuesta de A.L. frente a lo que ocurra en Venezuela Pos COVID-19

    2. La negativa del Banco de Inglaterra a transferir el dinero a la ONU es un cambio de las reglas de juego financieras en el sistema internacional

      Muuuy grave antecedente

  6. Aug 2020
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  8. Jun 2020
    1. Oh, and to be absolutely clear, every example that I know of a company trying to adopt the "pioneer - settler - town planner" structure without first getting their principles in a decent state has ... failed. Principles first. Org structure later. Culture, later still.

      Thinking on this with respect to Colin Woodard's book American Nations, makes me realize why America is in such horrible shape today.

  9. May 2020
  10. Feb 2020
    1. According to Eschwege, the total produce of the Brazilian diamond mines for the eighty years, ending in 1823, had not realised the price of one-and-a-half years’ average produce of the sugar and coffee plantations of the same country, although the diamonds cost much more labour, and therefore represented more value.

      Diamonds were first discovered in Brazil in 1729 near the city of Belo Horizonte. This started a diamond rush and a period of feverish migration of workers.

      Major diamond rushes also took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in South Africa and South-West Africa.

      Diamond rushes, like gold rushes or other types of rushes, are for Marx economic bubbles or asset bubbles (sometimes referred to today as speculative bubbles, market bubbles, price bubbles, financial bubbles, speculative manias, or balloons).

  11. Jan 2020
    1. 80% of Americans live, work, and hang out in the pink areas — 3.6 percent of the landmass of the lower 48 states.

      Map where 80% of Americans' life is

  12. Nov 2019
    1. we propose calling such a system “HYDRA” for High-frequencY Fraud Detection Reference Application.  

      Setting aside the negative connotations that come out of the Captain American movies...

  13. Jul 2019
    1. Hubert Humphrey

      He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon.

  14. Sep 2018
    1. Mine eyes have seen

      "Mine eyes have seen" is a phrase that comes up numerous times throughout scripture (Luke 3:20) and it is also in the popular hymn, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord" A song which evokes a lot of faith and patriotism for many Americans

  15. Aug 2018
    1. I think it’s important for liberal Americans who do not come from a patriarchal religious background to hear our stories and to sit with that shock. Why? Because I remain convinced that if American civil society and the American press fail to come to grips with just how radically theocratic the Christian Right is, any kind of post-Trump soft landing scenario in which American democracy recovers a healthy degree of functionality is highly unlikely.

      I haven't directly experienced this patriarchal religious background to the extreme that the writer has, but I grew up in "Jesus Land" and know it exists. I suspect he's largely correct here.

  16. Jun 2018
  17. Apr 2018
    1. The fraught United States presidential election cycle of 2016 has revealed a country divided along geographical and ideological lines. It has also bolstered a narrative of haves and have-nots, pitting the so-called coastal elites against “heartland” America.

  18. Oct 2017
    1. Dr. Wendy Bui was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Andres Buonanno, Chief of Molecular Developmental Neurobiology, NICHD; she has left science for life in a monastery.

      would be interesting to find and talk to her. Left a NIH postdoctoral position for a life in a monastery

    1. As a young adult in America, I am surrounded by diversity of person and thought. I was raised and have it engrained in my mind that this diversity is beautiful and valued, and is what makes America great. I have always been told to never judge a person based on something they can’t control – like their race, ethnicity, class, gender, etc. To hear of the hate and violence in Charlottesville by white supremacist groups goes against my very being and everything I have ever learned. It confuses and scares me to live in a world where people 1) feel this way about their fellow Americans, and 2) feel as though they can say and act on these feelings without and worry of punishment or repercussions for their actions. I am disgusted by the lack of response, and, really, backbone displayed by the “leadership” (I use this term lightly) in Washington. If children are taught to promote peace and love, and to care for one another, why can’t our government lead by example and try to instill this ideal into our severely broken country?

      I could not agree with this essay, more specifically this paragraph, more. The hate-filled white supremacists go against everything my parents taught me as a child. This "leadership" is weak. We need to continue to teach children to love all unconditionally, and to reject any idea of prejudice/discrimination.

  19. Sep 2017
    1. America, money is not speech and corporations are not person. We've done these experiments haven't we?

  20. Jun 2017
  21. May 2017
    1. Consumer Federation of America

      This may be a front group. Investigate, find additional sources, and leave research notes in the comments.

    2. Consumer Federation of America

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    3. Consumer Federation of America

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    1. Consumer Federation of America

      This may be a front group. Investigate, find additional sources, and leave research notes in the comments.

    2. Consumer Federation of America

      This may be a front group. Investigate, find additional sources, and leave research notes in the comments.