This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul weighs in on Detroit’s bankruptcy, Jim Hightower explains how McDonald’s wound up drawing attention to its own McWages, and William A. Collins and I question the selective use of the term “terrorist.” There’s much more, even though Sam Pizzigati is taking some time off. Just click on the headlines below to read our commentaries.
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- Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation / Colleen Teubner
We’re the most educated young adults in American history, yet many of us can’t find work.
- Actually, It Is About You / Peter Hart
When the media covers immigration, it leaves immigrants out of the conversation.
- Building an Underclass of Workers / Jason Salzman
Journalists should report on the consequences of immigration reform without citizenship.
- Swerving to the Right / Michael B. Keegan
The Supreme Court systematically favors corporate interests over workers, consumers, and voters.
- When Personalized Becomes Predatory / Dana Floberg
Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.
- Depending on the Kindness of Strangers / Donald Kaul
The only sure result of Detroit’s bankruptcy is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money.
- Size Matters / Jill Richardson
Even food manufacturers often don’t know if nanoparticles are in the food they sell and no one knows if they’re safe to eat.
- McFinancial Planning / Jim Hightower
When McDonald’s attempted to help its underpaid workers stick to a budget, the fast food giant exposed how much the burger chain’s wages fall short of what’s needed to survive in America.
- Muslims Aren’t Cornering the Terrorism Market / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
What do you call the people responsible for the disasters in Texas and Bangladesh?
- Merger Equality at the Supreme Court / Khalil Bendib