A dark day for NYC Instagrammers, indeed.
Keep America Beautiful managed to shift the entire debate about America’s garbage problem. … the ‘litterbug’ became the real villain, and KAB supported fines and jail time for people who carelessly tossed out their trash, despite the fact that, clearly, ‘littering’ is a relatively tiny part of the garbage problem in this country.”
China is slowly catching up to the United States in the rankings of the top tech companies according to market valuation, holding nine of the Top 20 slots. Of those nine, only two appeared on the radar five years ago in the famous Mary Meeker annual report on internet trends; Tencent and Baidu.
This Monday is Amazon Prime Day, and like every other year, that means you'll have the chance to get a great deal on some dongles. But this year, unlike every other year, Prime Day means you'll also have the chance to stand in solidarity with workers protesting working conditions at Amazon fulfillment centers. On Monday, while you were shopping for Echoes, 1,800 Amazon workers went on strike in Spain, and "thousands" more are set to strike on Tuesday in Germany, according to the Washington Post.
Your tax dollars are being wasted, on an enormous scale, by uncompetitive socialist enterprises that ignore the basic rules of economics. I refer, of course, to the practice of politicians who give taxpayer dollars to subsidize the business of sports by paying for the construction and/or renovation of stadiums and arenas. These exercises in crony capitalism make no sense whatsoever. There has never been a decent reason to subsidize these successful businesses, which rarely produce a real return on the public’s investment. Nor is civic pride a justification.