Monday, October 19, 2020

Compton tries Universal Basic Income


"It is people like Andrade whom a new guaranteed income pilot program is trying to reach, Compton Mayor Aja Brown said. Later this year, the mayor says, the Compton Pledge will begin giving 800 Compton residents free cash for a two-year period. Brown said she thinks the program will have the greatest number of participants in a single U.S. city."


Several tests going!  We'll know soon...

Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Whitehouse has more Covid-19 than a province in Canada


"A person — or persons — showed up at the White House with the virus, and more than 30 people have since become sick, including the president and first lady.

In Labrador, a health-care worker showed up sick, went to stores and worked at the hospital, and no one else caught the disease.

Same disease, different outcomes.

The comparisons tells us a lot about why the novel coronavirus spreads, and doesn't."


The pandemic is touching everything in society now.  I am of the opinion that a pandemic just wears human society down so they eventually just try to ignore it and go with the plan of trying to outlive it.  Different cultures, however, seem to handle it better than others. 



Money piling up for just a few


"The 50 richest Americans increased their net worth this year to an amount nearly equal to the combined money and assets of the poorest 165 million Americans, which is half of the U.S. population, according to new data from the first half of the year collected by the Federal Reserve.

The rich got richer this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic — while people struggling financially found themselves in even more dire straits. COVID-19, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans, has disproportionally hurt people of color, older people, women and workers in low-paying jobs."


We're heading back to the Middle Ages where the prince had his castle and an army of knights.  Everybody else was a serf dependent on the prince.  This is definitely going backwards.