Tuesday, July 27

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BI Commentary, Climate change, COVID-19, Economy, Farmers, Healthcare, Heatwaves, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Science, Workers

Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly die.

Extreme heat is a public health crisis, just like the coronavirus pandemic. Essential workers and communities of color are put at higher risk for heat-related illness and lack protections, just as they have during the pandemic. While emissions need to be cut, the present impacts of heat on people need to be addressed with changes to regulations and infrastructure. Abdullah Shihipar is a writer who covers public health, class, and race. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Commentary, Congress, For the People Act, Georgia, Opinión, permalancer, Stacey Abrams, Supreme Court, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act

The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there’s still a glimmer of hope.

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's law that makes it harder to vote. Congress has stalled out on advancing legislation to protect voting rights. But while the fight for voting rights may have died on the federal level, there is still hope to drive out people and protect voting at the state level. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
BI Commentary, BI Graphics, Economy, Labor, Minor League Baseball, MLB, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Samantha Lee, Sports, Workers Rights

If you want to see just how badly workers in the US get screwed over, just look at how baseball players are treated

Last month, minor league baseball players nearly had to sleep in their cars because of low pay and no housing. That's part and parcel for how minor leaguers are treated around the industry. The way baseball treats workers is symptomatic of the way American labor is treated across industries. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alzheimer's, alzheimer's drugs, BI Commentary, FDA, Healthcare, Mental Health, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Public Health, Science, SSRI

The FDA is broken. It’s controversial approval of an ineffective new Alzheimer’s drug proves the agency puts profit over public health.

The agency's approval of a new Alzheimer's drug rightly caused an uproar. But the problems extend far beyond the drug, and far beyond the FDA: Drug science has been corrupted by the pharmaceutical industry. We must get money out of science to have safe and effective drugs. PE Moskowitz is an author and runs Mental Hellth, a newsletter about capitalism and psychology. This is an opinion article. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Graphics, BI Opinion, COVID-19, Healthcare, Obese, Opinión, overweight, Pandemic, permalancer, Politics, Science

America’s healthcare system is fatphobic. Doctors need to finally treat fat people with respect and prioritize their health.

Medical fatphobia can be traumatizing, and even deadly, for fat folks. COVID-19 vaccine access highlighted medical fatphobia and the healthcare system's ability to prioritize marginalized people. It's time for the healthcare system to treat fat people with respect and prioritize their health and comfort at the doctor's office. Reina Sultan is a Lebanese-American Muslim freelance journalist. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. Going to the doctor can be scary for anyone. For fat people, a visit is at ...
Antitrust, BI Commentary, Brett Kavanaugh, College Sports, Department of Justice, Economy, FTC, Markets, NCAA, Neil Gorsuch, Opinión, permalancer, Policy, Politics, Sports, Supreme Court

I was a Division I college football player. The Supreme Court’s NCAA ruling isn’t just a huge moment for college athletes — it’s a major warning to America’s biggest businesses.

The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on the NCAA's benefits limit for athletes is a big deal. The decision weakens the NCAA's grip on college sports and could open the door to fair compensation for athletes. It also sends a signal that the Court could be open to more antitrust actions in the future. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a remarkable decision delivered on June 21, the Supreme Court ruled that restrictions on education-related benefits offered to college athletes by universities violated antitrust law — in ess...
BI Commentary, Business School, Economy, Facebook, FTC, Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg, MBA, Opinión, permalancer, review, Stanford, start-ups, Strategy, Tech Insider, yale

Mark Zuckerberg’s reputation has gone from heralded genius to’worst Bond villain ever.’ So why do so many business school grads still want to be the next Zuckerberg?

Despite the declining reputation of Big Tech, many business school grads are setting out to become the next great tech founder. Tom Eisenmann, an entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, set out to examine why so many grads are attracted to startup's in his new book "Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success." But beyond providing a few interesting case studies, Eisenmann fails to deliver insight on what is driving the continued move towards these "ill-considered, ill-fated ventures." This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Bernie Sanders, BI Commentary, COVID-19, Economy, Job Market, Joe Biden, Markets, Opinión, permalancer, Policy, Politics, Supreme Court, Unemployment, Unemployment benefits, Wages

The US job market is about to turn into a giant science experiment — with millions of Americans as guinea pigs

Half of US states are cutting off enhanced unemployment benefits over the next few weeks. This is going to throw millions of Americans into a real-world economic experiment that could hurt many people. Biden and the federal government could step in, but America's misguided tradition of a hands of federal government is stopping them. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. Partisan politics, Congress' legislative language, and interest group lobbying are about to turn America's 160 million workers into guinea pigs. We're all about...