Overthinking Everything Quick Thoughts (Labour Pains)

Labour Pains

Somewhere between a full episode of Overthinking Everything and an Overthinking Everything: Quick Thought is this. Labour Pains talks about how the American workforce has been subjugated and bullied into submission, surrendering their rights in our system.

Read these articles about the FDA

https://www.salon.com/2015/04/12/the_fdas_phony_nutrition_science_how_big_food_and_agriculture_trumps_real_science_and_why_the_government_allows_it/

 

https://fee.org/articles/the-government-has-been-meddling-in-food-and-nutrition-for-a-long-time/

 

https://www.healthline.com/health/sugar/big-fat-lies-sugar-propaganda#1

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jun/11/why-our-food-is-making-us-fat

 

This is a fascinating study paralleling the Tobacco and Food industries

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2879177/

 

Does your Representative Represent YOU?

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2020/04/majority-of-lawmakers-millionaires/

https://ballotpedia.org/Net_worth_of_United_States_Senators_and_Representatives

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/25/richest-members-of-congress-by-net-worth/40290533/

https://www.rollcall.com/2018/03/02/every-member-of-congress-wealth-in-one-chart/

https://www.rollcall.com/wealth-of-congress/

https://fortune.com/2019/12/31/richest-members-of-congress-2019-net-worth/

 

Before and After is fun, too

https://ballotpedia.org/Changes_in_Net_Worth_of_U.S._Senators_and_Representatives_(Personal_Gain_Index)

 

And you think your BOSS gets paid more than you?  Check out what their boss’ boss’ boss’ boss makes!

https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-compensation-2018/

 

And what the Hell is THIS?  Who voted for THIS?

https://americansfortaxfairness.org/tax-fairness-briefing-booklet/fact-sheet-tax-subsidies-for-ceo-pay/

 

Capitalism hard at work!

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-05-15/ceos-cut-millions-of-jobs-keep-big-bonuses

 

Child Labour in America?

https://laborcenter.uiowa.edu/special-projects/child-labor-public-education-project/about-child-labor/child-labor-us-history

https://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/child-labor

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-1.htm

 

But STILL?

https://www.aft.org/community/child-labor-united-states

 

Learn more about the Electoral College

https://www.history.com/news/electoral-college-founding-fathers-constitutional-convention

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

 

Spoilers:  It’s about race…

https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty-research/policy-topics/democracy-governance/history-electoral-college-and-our-national

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/electoral-college-has-been-divisive-day-one-180961171/

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/electoral-college-racist-origins/601918/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/electoral-college-slavery-constitution

 

A fun point and counterpoint

https://teachingsocialstudies.org/2019/07/28/historians-debate-was-the-electoral-college-designed-to-protect-slavery/

 

Democratic Socialists have their own party…

https://www.dsausa.org/about-us/what-is-democratic-socialism/

 

And, America has a history with Socialism, didjaknow?

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/03/07/what-is-socialism-socialist

https://spartacus-educational.com/USAsocialist.htm

https://dailyhistory.org/What_is_the_history_of_socialism_in_the_United_States%3F

 

Communism as compared between Russia and China

https://www.e-ir.info/2010/11/17/why-did-communism-survive-in-china-but-not-in-the-ussr/

 

The collapse of Russia’s economy

https://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/sovietcollapse.htm

 

Remember the New Deal?

https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/new-deal

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/16/democrats-socialism-fdr-roosevelt-227622

https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-socialism-20190213-story.html

 

And then there’s this one…

https://www.workersliberty.org/story/2019-12-04/new-deal-starting-socialism-or-saving-capitalism

 

Corporate Greed is such a big deal it’s got it’s own page with the AFL/CIO

https://aflcio.org/issues/corporate-greed

https://www.rd.com/article/corporate-greed/

http://laborpress.org/corporate-greed-killing-middle-class-america/

https://mises.org/library/problem-corporate-greed

 

You don’t think you’re being mind-controlled?

https://www.disruptiveadvertising.com/marketing/marketing-tips/

https://www.gaia.com/article/neuroscience-in-advertising-when-does-it-become-mind-control

https://www.apa.org/monitor/dec02/mindcontrol

https://www.history.com/mkultra-operation-midnight-climax-cia-lsd-experiments

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-conservative-social-psychologist/202004/us-government-mind-control-experiments

 

You may just be a number…but you’re worth a LOT of numbers to Corporate America…

https://retailwire.com/discussion/should-companies-have-to-pay-you-to-use-your-personal-data/

https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2019/11/15/americans-and-privacy-concerned-confused-and-feeling-lack-of-control-over-their-personal-information/

 

And here are an abundance of resources on Healthcare in America.  If you want to know why you pay SO much for healthcare in America – it’s to buy someone ELSE a boat!  

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/080615/6-reasons-healthcare-so-expensive-us.asp

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/upshot/the-real-reason-the-us-has-employer-sponsored-health-insurance.html

https://www.ahpcare.com/a-brief-history-of-private-insurance-in-the-united-states/

https://www.griffinbenefits.com/blog/history-of-healthcare

https://www.futurity.org/health-care-insurance-employment-covid-19-2322532/

https://ballotpedia.org/History_of_healthcare_policy_in_the_United_States

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v37n3/v37n3p35.pdf

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/healthcare-profit-1973-hmo-act/ese