Julie Holzhauer stands among her family’s possessions after being evicted from her home in Centennial, Colo., in 2011.
Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques’ hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure such as Joe Garcia — who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor has been described as a powerful investigative look at data-based discrimination—and how technology affects civil and human rights and economic equity.
Tuam babies: Anna Corrigan accuses the State of trying to avoid an investigation.
The analysis discussed in this post was summarized in amicus curiae brief submitted by 43 policy scholars in support of the plaintiffs in the Stewart v. Azar, a lawsuit challenging the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s approval of the “Kentucky Health” Medicaid demonstration imposing work requirements on enrollees, among other provisions.
Surveillance capitalism—so named in 2015 by the Harvard academic Shoshana Zuboff—is the business model of the Internet. Built on techniques of information capture and behavior modification, surveillance capitalism came into being when Google’s engineers realized that by tracking what users were typing into their search engine, they could learn to predict what those users wanted. Once they could anticipate what users wanted, they could target them with ads designed to influence those users’ behavior in ways that maximized Google’s revenue.
“Suddenly, after burying the nation in more debt by cutting taxes, with most of the benefits going to the wealthy and large corporations, they propose a constitutional amendment that would force cuts to important programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and military retirement benefits.”
Ms. Wheeler was an up-and-coming Broadway actress in the late 1940s, but, she said, “China became part of my life when I met and married Edgar Snow.”
The interviewees in this report describe how the police took charge of the confession from dressing them in “costume”; writing the confession “script” and forcing the detainee to memorise it; giving directions on how to “deliver” their lines—including in one case, being told to weep; to ordering retake after retake when not satisfied with the result. One interviewee said he spent seven hours recording for what amounted to just a few minutes of broadcast, another was locked in a cage while camera lenses poked through the metal bars, after first being drugged.
The “Hard Times Tavern” in Fort Gay, West Virginia, in 2014. West Virginia is one of the states where early deaths are rising.
Saint Louis University faculty member Dr. Cara Wallace offered ideas for how people can broach important topics related to end-of-life care.
Every year, thousands of misdemeanor defendants pass through New York City’s lower criminal courts. Many find themselves trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare.Above: The Halls of Justice, or The Tombs, on Centre Street, New York City, 1870.
The Director of the Reykjavík Child Welfare Department has resigned amid controversy surrounding former employees suspected of sexual offences, prostitution, and trafficking. Above: Reykjavík City Hall.
Rationale for ‘screening visits’ happening outside of the single assessment process was ‘not clear’ to Ofsted
Dr. Relman another former editor in chief of the NEJM said this in 2002.
Dr. Shane Brady said that he has done this because he feels that higher education professionals should be standing with teachers and learning from their efforts.
“Five years ago, could you have believed that half of Americans would agree we need a single-payer healthcare system?” That’s how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — a longtime advocate of guaranteeing healthcare for all Americans—responded to a new poll that found that 74 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of all adults surveyed support implementing a single-payer healthcare system in the United States.
Cohen rose to prominence as the founder of SAC Capital Advisors, amassing a personal fortune estimated at roughly $14 billion. But from 2013 to 2016, eight of SAC’s leaders pleaded guilty or were convicted of organizing what was the largest insider-trading scheme in US history, and the firm received a $1.8 billion fine. In 2016, to settle charges that Cohen “fail[ed] to supervise a former portfolio manager who engaged in insider trading,” the Securities and Exchange Commission banned Cohen from managing other people’s money for two years. (Reportedly, Cohen inspired the character Bobby Axelrod on Showtime’s popular series Billions.)
Orwell’s support for the Labour government, even when it was clear that it had no intention of carrying through a socialist transformation, certainly pulled him to the right, something that provides a grim lesson for today, of course.
Juul vape pens can be customised, made into fidget spinners – and one pod contains as much nicotine as an entire packet of cigarettes. No wonder kids love them.
This virtual team would include nurses, pharmacists, medical social workers, psychologists, nutritionists and physical therapists.
The Mary Alice Meadows housing complex, one of two developments in Thebes, Illinois, that HUD says the Alexander County Housing Authority lacks the funds to fix
‘Why can’t the system work with our families, rather than against them? Why should it be that less than $1 in every $5 of child protection funding is invested in support services for children and their families?’
A unique new study is being proposed by academics at Robert Gordon University (RGU) to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year.
GOES East satellite image provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Maria as it nears Dominica and before it struck Puerto Rico.
According to reports from Politico, Republicans in charge of the House Agriculture Committee want to impose work requirements on more people, including parents of school-aged children and adults between 50 and 65 years old. The draft of the farm bill also reportedly calls for severing ties between SNAP and another program called LIHEAP, which helps low-income households pay their energy bill. Most states use a little-known rule in SNAP that increases a household’s food stamps if they participate in LIHEAP.
As a snapshot of profound mental illness – personified by Zachary Quinto (left), as a schizophrenic man named Josh – Aardvark feels both authentic and sensitive.
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Above: Jim Hightower who writes . . . The super-rich are separating their good fortunes from the well-being of the many. It’s not just America’s economy they’re skewing, but our values. They’re destroying the place where egalitarianism, upward mobility and the middle class once had a welcoming home.
Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data about the social networks of their most vulnerable patients.
Alison Douglas, Chief Executive, Alcohol Focus Scotland
This growth mirrors patterns in urban poverty in one important feature: The suburban poor, like their urban peers, are now more likely to live in concentrated communities than be scattered across wide areas.
‘The shortage of construction skills is the worst recorded.’ A builder climbs across roof timbers at a Persimmon construction site in Cranfield.
The wealthy spend tens of thousands each year on private school tuition or property taxes to ensure that their children attend schools that provide a rich, deep college preparatory curriculum. On top of that, many of them spend thousands more on application coaches, test-prep tutors and essay editors. They take their children on elaborate college tours so that their children can “find the right fit” at schools with good names and high graduation rates. Enrollment strategists at these same schools seek applicants from areas where the data they buy confirms that income levels and homeownership are high.
Hawaii’s social workers are swamped with cases of child abuse or neglect. There are 326 cases currently on backlog.
In the age of neoliberalism, far too much time and money has been spent on trying to coax private markets into accomplishing policy objectives. In housing provision as with health insurance, direct state action can get the job done better, faster, and cheaper. Above: Alt-Erlaa, a social housing estate in Vienna.
Marilyn Callahan signs copies of her book: S.O. The New Scarlet Letters: Sex Offenders, Their Treatment and Our Challenge.
Heavy caseloads and high house prices are among the reasons Bristol is failing to retain its children’s social workers.