Goodwill apparently pays workers a painfully low $2.75 an hour, despite preaching charity; 9-5 schedules are counterproductive for creative workers; meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin stands up for Russia’s right to be homophobic. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
Vladimir Putin Robustly Defends ‘Gay Propaganda’ Ban
And it is absolutely objective and understandable for a country like Russia, with its great history and culture, with centuries of experience, [to defend itself against] the so-called ‘tolerance,’ sexless and barren…
Still 2 Big 2 Jail
For the past 5 years, we’ve watched with a combination of incredulity and resignation the elaborate farce of Wall Street bankers, the same ones who brought the world economy to its knees and ushered in the Second Great Depression, being deemed too big to jail.
Don’t Call Them ‘Centrists’
The word “centrist” was used a lot over the last couple of weeks, regarding both the budget deal and last week’s dust-up between Third Way and Sen. Elizabeth Warren over increasing Social Security.