Daily Clips: May 13th, 2016

Americans don’t actually miss manufacturing they miss unions: Our politicians today lionize manufacturing jobs as if they represent the apex of work. That fixation is misplaced, however.

What they’re really celebrating is actually the basic workplace benefits which came from this type of work via unions. Yet we never hear politicians say that. Why?

Well, because then they’d actually have to put forward policies which broadened labor standards to those outside of unions.

The upside of lowering urban inequality: 

 

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US to schools – give transgender students bathroom rights: Wow. When I saw this news last night, I couldn’t believe it. While the Obama administration’s guidance is not legally binding, it sets a precedent and a tone which is incredibly inclusive. For all of your political failings, here is a moment we can celebrate and feel proud of.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.