This week in OtherWords, William A. Collins and I weigh in with some good news and bad news about the news business while Andrew Korfhage calls on Apple to do something about the cancerous chemicals poisoning the Chinese workers making iPhones and other gadgets.

Starting this week, we’re changing our lineup. Instead of writing weekly, Sam Pizzigati will join a rotating roster of experts who will take turns authoring an inequality column. To start things off, Marjorie Elizabeth Wood explains why a corporate push to block minimum-wage hikes is lobbying to sustain inequality.

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  1. Toxic Tech / Andrew Korfhage
    Apple and other big manufacturers must swap less-deadly chemicals for the cancerous ones poisoning their Chinese workers.
  2. Tech Titans Must Do More than Criticize NSA Snooping / Josh Levy
    A free and open Internet requires privacy for those who want it and openness for everyone.
  3. Changing our Climate of Indifference / Jill Richardson
    Americans need to hear from the media about the climate crisis even if there’s a shortage of cheerful angles.
  4. Lobbying to Sustain Inequality / Marjorie Elizabeth Wood
    Boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has strong public support and should be a no-brainer.
  5. I Think They Can / Jim Hightower
    Some of the states where the Moral Monday movement is rising are mighty steep political hills for progressives to climb.
  6. Good News and Bad News about News / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
    Business is better but some coverage is too skimpy.
  7. Eavesdropping and Snooping for All / Khalil Bendib

    With Eavesdropping and Snooping for All, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    With Eavesdropping and Snooping for All, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco