32 Years After US Disabilities Act, No Plans to Ratify UN Treaty It Inspired

32 Years After US Disabilities Act, No Plans to Ratify UN Treaty It Inspired

The administration says it supports “disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action” around the world.

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USAID Announces Commitments at the Global Disability Summit:

In keeping with the “Year of Action” for disability-inclusive democracy stemming from the Summit for Democracy, USAID will support the empowerment of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations to be active participants in civic engagement and the political and public life of their countries.

USAID is weaponizing disability rights for regime change!

Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are ‘flush for the moment’

Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are ‘flush for the moment’

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McConnell’s Wife’s Family Business Appears on Trump Admin’s List of Companies That Received Most PPP Money

So says the man who’s wife received a PPP loan! 🙄

The scissors of slump

Last week, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the US Congress that “We now are entering a period of transition from one of historic recovery to one that can be marked by stable and steady growth. Making this shift is a central piece of the President’s plan to get inflation under control without sacrificing the economic gains we’ve made.”

It’s true that the US economy since the depths of the pandemic slump, (which remember in terms of national output, incomes and investment was the worst since the 1930s – even worse that the Great Recession of 2008-9) has made a recovery. But it could hardly be described as ‘historic’. And as for the claim that the US economy, the best performing of the major economies in the last year, is heading towards ‘stable and steady growth’, that is not supported by reality.

The scissors of slump

Netflix Updates Corporate Culture Memo, Adding Anti-Censorship Section and a Vow to ‘Spend Our Members’ Money Wisely’

Netflix loves to tout its culture of avoiding rules and minimizing corporate red tape. But of course, the company does have operating guidelines, famously detailed in the Netflix Culture document posted on its website. Co-founder Reed Hastings even wrote a 2020 book elaborating on the principles, titled “No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention.”

Netflix Updates Corporate Culture Memo, Adding Anti-Censorship Section and a Vow to ‘Spend Our Members’ Money Wisely’

H/T: After subscribers quit, Netflix tells activist employees it’s time to support free speech