This Week in OtherWords: July 24, 2013
July 24, 2013 · By Emily Schwartz Greco
Donald Kaul weighs in on Detroit's bankruptcy.
This week in OtherWords, Donald Kaul weighs in on Detroit's bankruptcy, Jim Hightower explains how McDonald's wound up drawing attention to its own McWages, and William A. Collins and I question the selective use of the term "terrorist." There's much more, even though Sam Pizzigati is taking some time off. Just click on the headlines below to read our commentaries.
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- Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation / Colleen Teubner
We're the most educated young adults in American history, yet many of us can't find work.
- Actually, It Is About You / Peter Hart
When the media covers immigration, it leaves immigrants out of the conversation.
- Building an Underclass of Workers / Jason Salzman
Journalists should report on the consequences of immigration reform without citizenship.
- Swerving to the Right / Michael B. Keegan
The Supreme Court systematically favors corporate interests over workers, consumers, and voters.
- When Personalized Becomes Predatory / Dana Floberg
Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.
- Depending on the Kindness of Strangers / Donald Kaul
The only sure result of Detroit's bankruptcy is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money.
- Size Matters / Jill Richardson
Even food manufacturers often don't know if nanoparticles are in the food they sell and no one knows if they're safe to eat.
- McFinancial Planning / Jim Hightower
When McDonald's attempted to help its underpaid workers stick to a budget, the fast food giant exposed how much the burger chain's wages fall short of what's needed to survive in America.
- Muslims Aren’t Cornering the Terrorism Market / Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins
What do you call the people responsible for the disasters in Texas and Bangladesh?
- Merger Equality at the Supreme Court / Khalil Bendib
Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org
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