It’s been 10 years since the Occupy Wall Street movement introduced discussions about wage gaps, the 1%, and wall street’s leaching into the main stream, and the national minimum wage is still $7.25. Inflation alone should’ve raised the minimum wage to $8.43 in order to have the same buying power as in 2011. But $8.43Continue reading “Realities of the Minimum Wage”
Category Archives: 21st Century Americana
Opinion: Biden Needs to Give Checks Quick If Dems Want to Win in 2022
$2000 checks out the door was one of the biggest campaign promises made by Joe Biden during his run. Of course, like most politicians’ promises, he’s since walked it back. $2000 rolled back to $1400 and has been stuck in a holding pattern ever since. At this point, Americans really should’ve been receiving monthly stimulusContinue reading “Opinion: Biden Needs to Give Checks Quick If Dems Want to Win in 2022”
Opinion: Chuck Schumer Didn’t Cross A Line, But the Media Did
How journalistic sensationalism buries real issues “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has had many opinion pieces writtenContinue reading “Opinion: Chuck Schumer Didn’t Cross A Line, But the Media Did”
The Rise and Fall of American Mall Culture
From the birth of malls in the 1950s, the pop-culture iconography of malls in the 80s, to the predicted death of malls today, mall culture has been a roller coaster over the past 70 years.