By now, hopefully readers are familiar with Amazon and its business practices. If not, I recommend reading the previous two installments in this series. This post will examine Amazon’s relationships with local, state, and federal government(s) and will be the last one in Continue reading
Welcome back to this series on Amazon, Inc. If you missed the first installment, “Stop Using Amazon (Part I of IV),” I recommend reading it first for an introduction to this topic. Last week, I critiqued Amazon for its relationships with its employees. This post, however, Continue reading
Does anyone out there buy shoes at Zappos.com? Shop at Whole Foods? Or maybe play video games on Twitch? Rent audio books from Audible? Watch Manchester by the Sea, the Big Sick, or Man in the High Castle? How about who has a Kindle? Or watches Netflix? Or even pays taxes? Continue reading
The LWVLA had a great June book group meeting discussing the book Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. The discussion was enhanced by the presence of former Bucknell University professor John Peeler and Diane Meixell, a League member with years of experience as a board member with our local housing authority. Thank you John & Diane for sharing your knowledge and insights.
For those of you who did not make the book group meeting, I wanted to share with you Professor John Peeler’s summary of the book:
EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond
John Peeler Continue reading
Gerrymandering was conceptualized during the tenure of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry who, during redistricting negotiations, designed a district that looked strikingly like a salamander. Thus, the Gerry-mander was born. Gerrymandering is Continue reading
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is using his office for personal gain, and Congress is letting it happen…
I would like to start my posts with an issue near to my heart: public schools, specifically the proposed elimination of Pennsylvania’s property tax, the primary source of funding for Continue reading
Hello, readers of the Lewisburg League of Women Voters Blog. I, Nick Jacobson, will be starting a weekly post on this blog centered around varying Continue reading
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