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An Open Letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren Regarding #AB5

Hey Liz, You know you’re my girl, right? We have some minor quibbles. I prefer a public option for healthcare, similar to what was originally proposed by President Obama, to straight-up Medicare for All. I’m mostly cool with the whole wealth tax thing. But I’m not super-stoked about your support of AB5, which was recently …

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One of My Favorite Illustrations of Privilege and How it Results in a Wealth Gap

I write a lot about the wealth gap and privilege. This is because it’s something close to my heart. We tend to think that people get the jobs they “deserve,” based on how hard they work. The reality is that many hard workers never “make it” due to the systemic challenges they face — including …

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If This is What it Takes to Be Wheat, I Think I’d Rather Be a Tare

A few days ago, I witnessed cognitive dissonance occur in real time. We all have moments of cognitive dissonance in our lives. As humans with complex brains and thinking processes, it’s part and parcel of our experience. But I’ve never seen 180s occur so quickly. When the leaked screen shots of the new handbook policy …

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