Americans are concerned about safety and privacy, and, with the hacking of celebrity photos on iCloud, Apple needs to regain some public trust. One breach on ApplePay, like the Target breach, could cause Americans to delay the entire system. But if security holds, Apple could be the company that changes how people pay.
The charts used to demonstrate the supposed breakdown obscure the reality that productivity and hourly compensation continue to track each other. There are six rules for getting this depiction correct.
Some telecom companies are mobilizing political marketing machines in Washington to silence discussion on eliminating Lifeline, which has grown into a billion-dollar fiasco. Lifeline has been used as a corporate welfare fund for years while masquerading as an aid program for the poor. It is far from heartless for politicians to oppose it.
Many people think that when the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) expires on December 11, this will open the door for the first time to the taxation of the Internet. Wrong. The Internet is already taxed, and taxation can continue even if IFTA is extended.
A misleading new report by the Restaurant Opportunities Centers concludes that sexual harassment in the restaurant industry is especially prevalent among women earning the hourly “tipped wage” of $2.13. ROC’s solution: eliminate the tipped wage and raise the minimum wage to “give all workers greater personal agency, creating a safer and more equitable workplace.”