Michael Lewis’s The Fifth Risk is publicized as demonstrating incompetence of the Trump administration. While it certainly presents anecdotes that show how unprepared and unskilled many Trump appointees were, that wasn’t what I took from the book. Nor did I find myself as interested in the hostility many Trump appointees have for the agencies they supposedly lead.
today’s version of news updates includes stories about the following topics:
- The government’s advice to workers not getting paid during the shutdown
As far back as 1971, Johnson & Johnson had evidence its baby powder had been testing positive for asbestos. Instead of warning the public, the company tried hiding the evidence, threatened scientists, researchers and medical professionals with lawsuits, and got the government to do its bidding.
This addition of news updates covers the following stories:
- The migrant caravan
- Lead in Newark’s water
- Getting shot while practicing yoga
- The election
This post will tell you how I’m voting on each of the five statewide ballot questions in Oregon. In order to hopefully help you understand the often deliberately misleading ballot questions, I will also explain why I’m voting the way I’m voting. If my tendency to be nerdy is too much for you, I have included a bulleted list of key points to know for each question. If you find this information useful, please share it.
The verdict for this episode is: for many American workers, wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living.
The verdict for this episode is: everyone involved with the disability community should learn about ABLE accounts.