Portside Snapshot - December 19, 2016

   
 

 


Demographics Are Not Destiny

Barry Eidlin
Jacobin
Democrats were wrong to think that shifting demographics alone would hand them victory. What then determines whether workers respond to economic grievances with nativism or solidarity? In a word, organization.



Scientists Against Science Denialism and Pseudoscience

Orac
Respectful Insolence
It’s not enough to know the science (or history). You have to know the pseudoscience (or pseudohistory) inside and out. You have to know how science has been twisted, the studies that pseudoscientists will reference, and how they will misrepresent them. It takes a special skill set to combat pseudoscience and science denialism, and few academics have it.



Amazon Drivers Say They Are Pushed to the Limit

Natalie Kitroeff
Los Angeles Times
Amazon subcontracts to local courier companies that use drivers who are considered independence contractors. These companies are less expensive than Fedex or UPS and they are not unionized. Amazon provides them with phones that track their packages and delivery progress, and workers need to average a delivery every 2 minutes in order to meet demand.


 
 
 
 
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