There are times when people do things that make you ask how dumb can you go. This was certainly the case when I read the email my school sent after the Atlanta shootings.
After the brutal murder of six Asian American women, our district sent a vague email entitled “standing in solidarity.” The message was basically “hate is bad.” The email never mentioned anti-Asian hate, the Atlanta shootings, or racism.
Of course, the email was criticized by everyone for being useless. The district finally sent a follow-up email that mentioned Atlanta and anti-Asian hate. …
It’s pretty obvious that capitalism is not working for everyone. The 1% now own over 50% of the world's wealth. You can’t make a living off of the minimum wage. Workers at Amazon are peeing in bottles, while their CEO has a net worth of nearly $200 billion. Oh, and the stock market rose 16% during 2020, while millions were unemployed.
We clearly have to reform our current system of capitalism. People have suggested a wide variety of solutions, from blaming people for getting liberal arts degrees to raising taxes. …
I recently read an article that sounded like a conspiracy theory. It states that SDRs, or special drawing rights, an unknown international currency, are going to turn into a universal currency. Firstly, it states that when SDRs come up, the financial system is having issues. So, the upcoming approval of $650 billion in SDRs signals that we’re close to a currency reset. Therefore, we need to prepare ourselves for this currency reset.
The piece completely missed the mark. Special drawing rights aren’t some conspiracy to completely reset the financial system. …
As we shift into the all but inevitable creative economy, the problem of “money” comes up. Because as any creative will tell you, “Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.”
Even if you can make great email newsletters, engaging blog posts, or amazing videos, those things are not going to pay. No matter have good your product is, you’re gonna have to find a way to make money from it.
When SDR becomes a hot topic, it’s a warning sign of the financial system having issues.
This article is misleading about SDRs. While you are correct that the value of one SDR is derived from a certain amount of money from several currencies, Special Drawing Rights are essentially pieces of paper from the IMF that allow countries to have an emergency overdraft.
These countries can then use these SDRs to convert them into any currency that they like (ie, Dollars, Euros, or Yen).
SDRs become a hot topic not because the financial system is having issues, but because governments don't have money to run. SDRs give countries that emergency boost of money to help fund their government.
While there are valid concerns that stocks are overvalued, SDRs will not be the solution. They're simply ways for countries to get money.
What happened in Atlanta was truly horrifying. An armed white man drove into 3 massage parlors and killed 8 people in cold blood, 6 of them of Asian ethnicity. Learning about the attacks, I felt a whole range of emotions: sad to horror to anger.
I felt sad that 8 people lost their families. Somebody's child, mother, or grandmother was lost. Someone’s life was unjustly taken.
I felt the terror that maybe my parents could be next. Maybe I could be next. I could be the next person unjustly targeted because of my ethnicity.
I felt anger that a sheriff…
When small business owner Elyse Burns received one thousand notebooks for her stationery shop, weighing one thousand pounds, she expected to have her work cut out for her. After spending a week opening boxes, organizing notebooks, and preparing her books, Elyse Burns finished organizing her notebooks. However, she did not expect to ship them all out so quickly.
In just four days, her online shop, Elyse Breanne Design, sold out of all one thousand notebooks. Her massive sales were due in part to the social media app Tiktok. Selling out so quickly “was pretty remarkable,” Burns said.
Her story is…
I’ve read about 30 articles already on the ‘importance of reading books.’ Reading books is good for you. Go read a book. Get off Twitter and read a book.
But, at the same time, no one ever talks about how you can more books. I would get super pumped about cracking open a book, and I would struggle to try to find books that I liked. I’d spend hours scrolling through book recommendations, spending copious hours on Amazon, and looking through Barnes & Nobles, and I wouldn’t find what I wanted.
Even if I did find a book that I…
“Deprived of touch. Deprived of conversation. Deprived of humanity.” Would be a great opening to a horror movie. However, it’s also a great description of Quarantine. While we sit around complaining about the inability to visit our friends, we talk about how we’ve been wronged even more than Britney Spears, while millions of Americans die of COVID-19. We hope that we might actually get to return to the days where we have the ability to meet with friends.
I’ll be able to fly around the world with my passport and have racial slurs yelled at me, in person.
In this email, I will waste your time saying the same thing that everyone else has said for the past year or so.
As a new president ascends to high office, we look hopeful towards our COVID-19 progress. We hope that with the new year comes new possibilities. We want to thank you for this unprecedented time by saying thank you. We appreciate it, but we’re still not going to give bonuses to you (but management will).
We want to thank the workers on the front lines who risk COVID every day so that our customers can get pizza on…