Nov 162020
 

From Calgary to Los Angeles, everyone knows that sports arenas are a bad deal for cities. But the problem isn’t just the use of public subsidies for private profit: the whole multibillion-dollar sports venue industry is built on the backs of poorly treated, underpaid workers. Scotiabank Saddledome, the home arena of the NHL team the Calgary Flames, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Wikimedia Commons) The North American sports market, worth $71 billion, is limping forward…

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Nov 162020
 

Plan calls to link government data across jurisdictions, even sharing airline records to track outbreaks and people who may be at risk of infection Australia will develop the capability to use payment records in the service of coronavirus contact tracing.…

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Nov 162020
 

For the 34th straight week, over 700,000 people filed for unemployment in the US according to the Department of Labor’s latest report. The 709,000 state claims coupled with an additional 298,154 initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance brings the weekly total once again to over 1 million new claims. Nearly 67 million claims have been filed since mid-March as the worst economic crisis to befall the working class in the United States since the Great…

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