Monthly Archives: April 2020

  • Life After COVID: A Look at the New Economy

    Life After COVID: A Look at the New Economy

    Many Americans have been locked down in their homes for more than a month now, and they’re anxiously awaiting the day when things “get back to normal.” I regret to inform you, as I wrote previously, that we’re never going “back to normal.” The world After COVID will not be like the world Before ...
  • Amazon warehouse workers plan nationwide protest this week to demand coronavirus protections

    Amazon warehouse workers plan nationwide protest this week to demand coronavirus protections

    Amazon warehouse workers are planning a “mass call out” this week to call attention to what they call a lack of protections for employees who continue to come to work amid the coronavirus outbreak. More than 300 Amazon workers across at least 50 facilities have signed up to take part in the ...
  • The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

    The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

    Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you. There are the work huddles, the one-on-one meetings and then, once you’re done for the day, the hangouts with friends and family. Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we’re on video calls more than ever before – and many are ...
  • Casino Mogul: Vegas Strip Could Be Open by Memorial Day

    Casino Mogul: Vegas Strip Could Be Open by Memorial Day

    Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has set his sights on what he deems the second “curve we must ‘flatten’”: Nevada’s rising unemployment from the coronavirus shutdown. To this end, Maddox wrote an Op-Ed for The Nevada Independent on Sunday in which he discussed Wynn’s plan to reopen the ...
  • White House Petition: Stop Work Visas for 2020

    White House Petition: Stop Work Visas for 2020

    The U.S. government should stop the inflow of foreign visa-workers for the rest of 2020, says an April 17 petition on the White House’s website. “50 Million Americans are unemployed, Please halt employment Visas for this year,” says the petition, which needs 100,000 signatures by May 17 to ...
  • Hope you and yours are doing well and staying healthy during this trying time. That said, we wanted to send you something to lighten the mood a little. If you’re holed up at home — and starting to get a little cabin fever — what better time for a SPA DAY? 🙂 So we’ve put […]
  • How to help your marriage survive coronavirus

    How to help your marriage survive coronavirus

    Everyone’s living situation is challenging right now. People who are socially isolating alone are feeling, well, isolated. Roommates, in addition to the normal squabbles over dishes and whose turn it is to take out the trash, may be discovering the person they met eight months ago on Craigslist ...
  • Is Nancy Pelosi trying to be the most hated woman in America?

    Is Nancy Pelosi trying to be the most hated woman in America?

    As part of its coronavirus relief package, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), a $349 billion fund to help businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Although any money business receives is denominated a loan, if the business can prove that it used the money to stay afloat ...
  • Beware: Our New Online Culture Is A Feast For Mass Surveillance

    Beware: Our New Online Culture Is A Feast For Mass Surveillance

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has caused network traffic to surge as Internet users resort to video conferencing to work remotely. For example, last December online meeting provider Zoom hosted roughly 10 million participants. In March this statistic jumped to 200 million. The public’s stampede ...
  • Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

    Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

    LONDON (AP) — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left ...