“Voluntary Time Off” is their trojan horse to exploit workers, minimize wage costs and protect tax breaks

Short break times. Punishment for using the bathroom. Worker surveillance. These are some of the poor working conditions in Amazon warehouses that have been documented in recent years. But, Amazon’s exploitative practices go beyond their blatantly poor treatment of workers. …


The Cuomo brothers are overlapping politics and the media in a dangerous way.

Chris and Andrew Cuomo rose to prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic for their lighthearted, brotherly conversations on CNN that seemed to be a reprieve from the chaotic world. But behind the scenes, the Cuomo brothers were threatening the integrity of both politics and the media.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo…


The platform’s viral algorithm is creating upward social mobility for millions.

TikTok, a video-sharing platform with 65.9 million American users in 2020, has swiftly established its large presence in the social media market two years after gaining popularity in 2019. …


We need to start with a plan.

America’s national debt — currently standing at about $26 trillion — is a figure that most, including myself, cannot fully comprehend. We look at such a high number and think: Is that legit? How could our country possibly owe $6 trillion more than our national GDP? There are obviously a…


Trump has polarized the American people. We need someone to allow us to rebuild.

Trump’s inauguration — and the crazy election process in the months prior — has polarized America to arguably the worst extent in modern history. Both the republican and democratic sides of the American people are being deemed radical — with no moderate, middle ground — and it has hurt our…


Memes have grown to a point in popularity where we have to ask the question: why?

Memes control internet culture, as popular meme pages on social media now draw tens of millions of followers. People around the world are reliant on that daily release of dopamine in their brains through…


Videos can offer comparable educational effects and might be the only option for a generation with historically low attention spans.

Generation Z has lost the desire and ability to read large sums of written material. Due in large part to decreased focus times and a constant desire to revert to that highly addictive cellular device, modern day teenagers are significantly lacking in knowledge that previous generations drew from reading. According…


The “water costs” argument is invalid.

We can all relate to those moments, as a parent or a child, when the amount of time spent in the shower appears “excessive.” The worst phrase to hear as a kid is “Billy, time to get out, you are wasting water” while in the middle of a washing routine…


They are often the first people you interact with in a new city, and have real economic impacts.

Uber and Lyft, but I will refer to both with “Uber,” have practically overtaken the transportation industry in the past 2–3 years, and most of us have witnessed it first-hand. Whether you are tired from business meetings all day and more than happy to pay for that $10 Uber trip…


American control in Venezuela will only worsen both countries’ economic states and be politically counterintuitive.

It is no surprise that three of the world’s largest superpowers have interest in a country which is politically and economically unstable. …

Will Romano

Opinion Editor at The Badger Herald (badgerherald.com). Student-writer focused on economics, media, politics and the environment | wromano5@verizon.net

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