Sunday, April 29, 2012

Long time InterPublic Group staffer files discrimination suit

A long term employee of the InterPublic Group (IPG) has filed a racial discrimination suit accusing the firm of denying her promotion because she is Black and a visible minority. Joy C. Noel filed a $50 Million dollar lawsuit alledging discrimition in promotion and then subsequent retailation which is illegal under NY State law. The legal paperwrok was filed on her behalf by the plantiff by Eric Sanders of the Sanders Firm, PC.

You can read the full petition here. And here.

When you read the details in the position, you get a real feel for the day to day stress the plaintiff was under. Really very sad.

Advertising Age (Ad Age) also has an article on the topic. Here.

And finally, according to Ad Age, John Liu, has asked the four top companies to disclose personnel information by race, gender and position. The companies are IPG, Omnicom, Publicis and WPP. The advertising industry has long had a reputation for discriminating against Blacks and Hispanics.

Three reporters: Alexandra Bruell, Kunar Patel and Rupal Parekh at Advertising Age plus the editorial staff, have done a great job convering the topic. Here is one more story. Here.

Video on British Columbia, Canada health system

The healthcare system in British Columbia is one of the best in the world. Here is a video tutorial on how they are making it better. Here. Once again Canada is quietly moving forward on a difficult issue.

The scary part is comparing this process and system to the US healthcare process.

First there is a general consensus and acceptance that government can and should provided needed services like healthcare. The second is that decisions are very fact based. The third is the "adult" level of discussion that takes place.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pentagon says cut US military budget

Some smart people in the military establishment believe we should cut the military budget and use the money for education and foreign aid. The plan is laid out in the National Strategic Narriative which is available from the Wilson Center. Here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bill Moyer's Interviews Angela Glover Blackwell

Bill Moyer's has a long interview with Angela Glover Blackwell a lawyer who has long been active in community development issues. Here.

Here orgainzation is called PolicyLink.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Time Magazine: Effective Corporate Tax Rate.

Time has a piece one the effective corporate tax rate. Here.

Here is a follow-up regarding the US having the highest corporate tax rate on paper. Here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

NSA is building a 2 Billion dollar data center in Utah

Here is the story from Wired.

The story is a another great piece of reporting. The story is fact based (pretty hard with the NSA) and has a middle of the road point of view, but it forces the reader to ask, "Is the NSA spying on me?".

The article has started a whole new debate on domestic write tapping.

Second, you know we have to take the Black Economic slant and ask how many Black people or contractors got jobs out in Utah. In fact why are they even building out in Utah ?