About 3 years ago

07/27/2017 - Midnight Reads – Trump Loyalist Andy Puzder Looks at The Last Six Months, And Wonders Why More Hasn’t Been Done

Trump Loyalist Andy Puzder Looks at The Last Six Months, And Wonders Why More Hasn’t Been Done

– The Los Angeles Times 

The L.A. Times interviews Andy Puzder covering his experience as a cabinet nominee and his frustration over the lack of meaningful progress by the Trump Administration so far.

 

What Will Service Work Look Like Under Amazon?

– The New York Times 

Amazon’s attitude toward labor is emblematic of the culture it grew out of — and a prediction of the service economy that’s on the rise today. Other tech companies, in particular platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit, have helped regular consumers grow comfortable with a software-mediated system wherein jobs are sliced into an endless series of assignments, with compensation negotiated wordlessly, instantly and without room for a second thought.

 

Democrats Take Aim at Big Business and Drug Prices in New Economic Campaign

– CNBC

Democrats rolled out a new economic platform this week in hopes of winning over President Donald Trump’s populist base with an agenda, that in many ways, demonizes “big business” and corporations. The campaign — “A Better Deal” — is intended as a counterpunch to the president’s frequent criticism of the lackluster recovery and stagnant wages under President Barack Obama and Trump’s vow to restore the economy to 3 percent annual growth.

 

Blue Dogs Eye Comeback In 2018

– POLITICO

The Blue Dog Coalition, a fading wing of the Democratic Caucus in recent years, is leaning on a controversial ally as it tries to regain a toehold on power in the House: President Donald Trump. The group of moderate, typically fiscal-conservative Democrats, which was all but wiped out over the last decade, has been slowly rebuilding its membership.