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www.theguardian.com All billionaires under 30 have inherited their wealth, research finds

Fifteen young billionaires are among the first wave of a $5.2tn transfer of wealth by the ageing super-rich

All billionaires under 30 have inherited their wealth, research finds

Surprise, surprise!

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YouTube warns it might make your viewing experience worse if you don't turn off your ad-blocker
  • Youtube is past the growth phase, at this point it's about minimising cost and maximising revenue.

    If you regularly use it with adblock but decide to stop using it because of this, then youtube would have succeeded. You weren't making them money and were costing them bandwidth, so good riddance.

    If you really want to stick it to them, turn on adblock, find some long videos and play them on mute in the background at 4K/1080p60 resolution. Cost them even more bandwidth.

    Even better, start randomly disliking videos or making nonsensical comments (not hateful or toxic ones, just comments that don't make sense). Enshittify it further.

  • What android phones do you recommend and why?
  • Interesting... I switched away from Samsung and actually hated stock Android!

    • I actually preferred One UI to the standard pixel, mainly because Google ruined the quick settings - they made each button unnecessarily big, and turning on/off the wifi requires two taps instead of one now (Internet > Wifi). That's something I can't change without rooting.
    • Some Samsung stock apps are actually a great alternative to the android ones (I use Samsung Notes a ton). The only downside is they force you to download it through their own app store.
    • Samsung doesn't really have much bloat now, and the few pieces of bloat i found could be uninstalled
    • Samsung is still the only phone manufacturer with triple camera setups in a small flagship phone

    Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect, but the issues I had with Samsung were solvable (e.g. uninstalling bloat is a one-time thing) while the annoyances I've had with a Pixel aren't solvable (quick settings, no third camera).

  • prospect.org NLRB Complaint Calls a Noncompete Agreement an Unfair Labor Practice

    The complaint against an Ohio spa follows General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo’s memo seeking these kinds of cases.

    NLRB Complaint Calls a Noncompete Agreement an Unfair Labor Practice

    The NLRB’s action adds another dimension to the Biden administration’s assault on noncompetes. The FTC proposed a ban on most noncompete agreements earlier this year.

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    5:01 and Done: No One Wants to Schmooze After Work
  • But the whole “Have your boss or subordinate over for dinner” BS was never my thing.

    TBH I truly think it was a boomer invention that died in the 80s, because nobody I know ever did anything like this willingly.

    That was for a different time and era when company loyalty was a thing. When you intended to work for a company for decades, forming relationships with your boss actually meant something.

    Nowadays employees are just disposable assets, so why bother forming deep bonds with your coworkers?

  • The endless battle to banish the world’s most notorious stalker website
  • For a site filled with users who are more tech-savvy than the average person, I'm surprised there is such a big dichotomy in views here. Or maybe it's just one or two really vocal individuals.

    I think everyone is agreed that the site is a cesspool that deserves to die. The issue is that getting ISPs to voluntarily block sites based on advocacy is bad. As the provider of a "digital human right", ISPs should NOT get to decide who gets their service and who doesn't.

    The EFF isn't supporting hate groups. What they're saying is that an ISP block is a dangerous precedent.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/08/isps-should-not-police-online-speech-no-matter-how-awful-it

  • www.investopedia.com 150,000 Workers Vote to Authorize Strikes at Stellantis, GM, and Ford

    Workers at the automotive Big Three have voted to authorize a strike when contracts expire on Sept. 14, bringing the nation one step closer to a major labor stoppage costing billions as workers fight for increased pay, retirement pensions, and better benefits.

    150,000 Workers Vote to Authorize Strikes at Stellantis, GM, and Ford

    150,000 workers vote to authorize strikes at Stellantis, GM, and Ford — Workers are fighting for increased pay, retirement pensions, and better benefits::Workers at the automotive Big Three have voted to authorize a strike when contracts expire on Sept. 14, bringing the nation one step closer to a major labor stoppage costing billions as workers fight for increased pay, retirement pensions, and better benefits.

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    haha just found this community

    I bet half of all the current redditors don't even get the reference anymore!

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    Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub sue New York City over $18 minimum-wage law
    www.engadget.com Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub sue New York City over $18 minimum-wage law | Engadget

    Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub are suing for an injunction to stop New York City's new $18 minimum wage law for food delivery app workers..

    When faced with the prospects of actually paying workers a far wage, these companies are doing everything they can to prevent it. Says a lot about their priorities.

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    www.euronews.com No retirement: Why are more and more people over 70 still working?

    In Spain, the number of people working past retirement in 2022 lept 49% compared to 2008.

    Yet another article about this.

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    www.itfglobal.org Railway workers in Pakistan show victory is possible even in times of crisis

    A strike by Locomotive Maintenance Staff in Karachi over unpaid wages has ended in a dramatic victory. It is a story that shows that even in times of crisis, workers can fight and win. Since last year’s flooding, railway workers in Pakistan have faced repeated delays and issues in receiving their wa...

    Wage inequity is a global issue!

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    www.theguardian.com Minister orders halt to Cambridgeshire council’s four-day week trial

    Local government minister Lee Rowley says he has concerns about value for money for taxpayers

    Copied a few relevant paragraphs over:

    > A minister has ordered a Cambridgeshire council to end its “experiment” with a four-day working week.

    South Cambridgeshire district council had announced plans to extend its trial until next April but it has been overruled.

    > The Liberal Democrat-led council was the first local authority in the UK to undertake such a trial. The council had declared the trial a success, saying the impact on recruitment and the health and wellbeing of staff had been “overwhelmingly positive”.

    > The local government minister, Lee Rowley, wrote to the council leader, Bridget Smith, to “ask that you end your experiment immediately” and said he had concerns about the “value for money” for local taxpayers.

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    lemmy.world An ‘average’ American income may no longer cut it - Lemmy.world

    The typical U.S. family earns about $71,000 per year, according to the Census. Yet, the average American believes a family needs at least $85,000 in annual household income to get by, according to a recent Gallup poll. That finding tracks with a recent study from SmartAsset, a financial technology c...

    The typical U.S. family earns about $71,000 per year, according to the Census. Yet, the average American believes a family needs at least $85,000 in annual household income to get by, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    That finding tracks with a recent study from SmartAsset, a financial technology company, which found the average American worker needs $68,499 in after-tax income to live comfortably. (That works out to around $85,000 in total income, assuming a 20-percent tax hit.)

    The two releases point to the same conclusion: Many Americans earn too little in 2023 to attain a decent standard of living in their communities.

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    techcrunch.com Mechanical Turk workers are using AI to automate being human

    "Turkers" appear to be using AI to do tasks that were specifically intended to be done by humans because AI couldn't. Great job everybody!

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    What this community is for (and welcome!)

    Thanks for subscribing to /c/[email protected] ! Now that we've grown (and are growing) so quickly, I've had some calls to discuss what this community is for!

    What we stand for

    As the sidebar says, Work Reform aims to increase the share of rewards reaped by the workers (as opposed to capitalists - be it shareholders or owners), and make work more equitable. We do NOT aim to abolish labor altogether - I personally don’t think that’s a viable societal system. There is no known system in human history where majority of the population can subsist without doing anything in return.

    What we need to do

    I see a few things necessary to reform the current economic system - let’s call it Awareness, Advocacy and Action:

    • Awareness means getting people to realise that the corporate propaganda they’re hearing isn’t the whole truth.
    • Advocacy means going out and telling people to join the cause, form a local union, etc.
    • Action means taking organized action - writing to politicians, organising dialogues and strikes, etc.

    What this space can be used for

    In short, all of the above!

    • To raise Awareness, you can post anything that talks about the issue of wage disparity. That means venting about scummy practices, that means posting news that counters corporate propaganda, and that means posting memes and screenshots of relevant tweets.
    • To engage in Advocacy, you can post news about organised action taking place elsewhere that we can celebrate or contribute to.
    • To take Action, you can start a local chapter of your union, organize/engage in online campaigns, etc. This space can be used to help gather people for that purpose.

    I personally think the most important thing now is to get more people to rally behind the cause (which means Action and Advocacy). But some of you have really good ideas on taking Action. So feel free to use this space for that purpose.

    As it grows, we can discuss how best to use this community as well, so the rules may evolve over time.

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    Wage theft is the biggest form of theft in the US, by far.

    Source:

    https://www.epi.org/publication/epidemic-wage-theft-costing-workers-hundreds/

    https://www.tcworkerscenter.org/2018/09/wage-theft-vs-other-forms-of-theft-in-the-u-s/

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    YSK: Deer and rabbits "park" their babies and spend most of the day away from them. If you find a baby all alone, it is almost definitely not abandoned.

    Why YSK: DON'T bring it somewhere to 'save' it unless it's in immediate danger - you're probably just kidnapping it from its mom. People find baby deer or rabbits with no parents nearby and think they're abandoned, so they bring them to shelters to try to "save them". In reality they're just forcibly separating the animal from its mother and greatly reducing its survival chances.

    Infant rabbits without their mothers don't do well. Even in professional care settings, they have about a 90% mortality rate. Taking them away from the nest should be a last resort, only when death is guaranteed otherwise.

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    "Nobody wants to work anymore" has been used to deflect wage inequality over the years.

    Originally from Paul Fairie on Twitter (thanks @iamlyth for pointing that out)

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    [email protected] - it's time for those who do the work to be fairly compensated.
    lemmy.world Work Reform - Lemmy.world

    A place to discuss positive changes that can make work more equitable, and to vent about current practices. We are NOT against work; we just want the fruits of our labor to be recognized better. Our Philosophies: - All workers must be paid a living wage for their labor. - Income inequality is the ma...

    Work Reform - Lemmy.world

    [email protected]

    /c/[email protected]

    https://lemmy.world/c/workreform

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    A place to discuss positive changes that can make work more equitable, and to vent about current practices. This is different from the anti-work movement - e are NOT against work; we just want the fruits of our labor to be recognized better.

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    The hypocrisy of wage inequality
    masto.ai Robert Reich (@[email protected])

    RT @rbreich “We can’t afford to pay our writers more.” Meanwhile, media company CEO pay is through the roof: Netflix CEOs: $51M & $50M Nexstar CEO: $39M Warner Bros. Discovery CEO: $39M Comcast CEO: $32M Paramount CEO: $32M Walt Disney CEO : $24M AMC: $24M Fox Corp CEO : $22M Hello?

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