How Rice Farming May Have Spread Across the Ancient World

Portside Snapshot - May 21, 2018

How Rice Farming May Have Spread Across the Ancient World


Lizzie Wade

Science
Hunter-gatherers didn’t learn farming themselves, or from their immediate neighbors, but rather from distant people moving into their territory—a pattern that may have played out throughout this part of the globe.

Subway Woes? Don't Blame Workers


Laura Gabby

Labor Notes
The “Subway Scam” ads are the latest baloney from the Center for Union Facts, a corporate-backed nonprofit devoted to attacking unions. According to recent tax filings, its funders include hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, a major backer of the Trump presidential campaign and Breitbart News.

How to Keep Social Security Secure


Henry Aaron

The American Prospect
Here’s a plan that eliminates the long-term shortfall in its finances and updates the system for the 21st century.

Craft Beer’s Moral High Ground Doesn't Apply to Its Workers


Dave Infante

Splinter
For his work as a production manager at Falling Sky overseeing a team of brewers and working up to 65 hours a week, Timms made what came out to a little over $40,000 a year. Frustrated, he quit his brewing job in early 2018, convinced that craft brewers were getting shorted across the industry.

Is Television Ready for Angry Women?


Sophie Gilbert

The Atlantic
Producer Marti Noxon has two shows about women’s pain and rage debuting this summer—and the timing couldn’t be better.
 
 

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