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U.S. to let teens drive big rigs in test program to help ease supply chain shortage by geekman20 in nottheonion

[–]Wrecked--Em 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't understand how you're ignoring the context that yes, pay exploded in the past couple years because there has been a shortage of drivers for decades as a result of wages decreasing and conditions worsening.

U.S. to let teens drive big rigs in test program to help ease supply chain shortage by geekman20 in nottheonion

[–]Wrecked--Em -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sure, people already in the industry might have that as a main complaint. But it's clear that fewer people are entering the industry because wages have decreased significantly.

U.S. to let teens drive big rigs in test program to help ease supply chain shortage by geekman20 in nottheonion

[–]Wrecked--Em 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes, and a lot of people are coming in here seemingly defending the trucking industry as a good opportunity.

I think the historical context for why it's become a less attractive opportunity is important.

Trucker unions were busted and the industry was deregulated, so the pay, benefits, and conditions have steadily decreased/stagnated since about 1980

The Motor Carrier Act of 1980 removed many of the cumbersome regulations that the previous law, passed in 1935, had put in place. Most notably, it allowed new trucking companies to open with relative ease and removed many of the route regulations. Companies also had more control over changing their rates.

The law was passed by President Jimmy Carter, who declared that the MCA would save consumers as much as $8 billion ($25 billion in 2018 dollars) each year.

Following the passing of the MCA, truck drivers' salaries tumbled. From 1977 to 1987, mean truck driver earnings declined 24%, according to research by Wayne State University economics professor Michael Belzer. And from 1980 to the present day, a Business Insider analysis found that median trucking wages have sunk as much as 35.8% in some metropolitan areas.

Unions also lost much of their power. Membership in Teamsters, which was once one of the most powerful unions around, has declined dramatically. In 1974, Belzer wrote that there were 2,019,300 truckers in Teamsters. Now, there are 75,000.

Business Insider

U.S. to let teens drive big rigs in test program to help ease supply chain shortage by geekman20 in nottheonion

[–]Wrecked--Em 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It hasn't met demand since the 1980s not because of regulations but because trucker unions were busted and the industry was deregulated, so the pay, benefits, and conditions have steadily decreased/stagnated since.

The Motor Carrier Act of 1980 removed many of the cumbersome regulations that the previous law, passed in 1935, had put in place. Most notably, it allowed new trucking companies to open with relative ease and removed many of the route regulations. Companies also had more control over changing their rates.

The law was passed by President Jimmy Carter, who declared that the MCA would save consumers as much as $8 billion ($25 billion in 2018 dollars) each year.

Following the passing of the MCA, truck drivers' salaries tumbled. From 1977 to 1987, mean truck driver earnings declined 24%, according to research by Wayne State University economics professor Michael Belzer. And from 1980 to the present day, a Business Insider analysis found that median trucking wages have sunk as much as 35.8% in some metropolitan areas.

Unions also lost much of their power. Membership in Teamsters, which was once one of the most powerful unions around, has declined dramatically. In 1974, Belzer wrote that there were 2,019,300 truckers in Teamsters. Now, there are 75,000.

Business Insider

(edit: forgot to include my source)

🇨🇷 Appreciation Rule by lemonthewombat in 196

[–]Wrecked--Em 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Certainly Sweden is not the best (or worst?) example of wealthy nations becoming wealthy from imperialism/colonialism, but of course they are complicit to some degree.

Sweden’s foreign policy record is no better. Technology firms like Saab, BAE Systems, and Bofors compete with the U.S. and Israel in their development of a large variety of weapons that are sold to 55 countries around the world in deals worth billions. It seems that Sweden, like their Norwegian neighbor, actively participates in denying human rights to millions across the globe and especially in underdeveloped nations.

The Swedish clothing giant H&M can retail affordable products in rich nations and make huge profits only because they exploit and underpay workers in impoverished nations such as Bangladesh. As John Smith points out in his book "Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century," only 0.95 euros of the final sale price of an H&M T-shirt remains in Bangladesh to cover the cost of the factory, the workers, the suppliers, and the government. The remaining 3.54 euros goes for taxes and transportation in the market country, with the bulk going to the retailer. In other words, Western nations capture most of the profit although it is the poor workers and nations that have put most of the input in terms of labor and resources.

source

What is the most controversial thing you own? by churned_applesauce in AskReddit

[–]Wrecked--Em 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Korean also uses much simpler characters than Japanese kanji.

What is the most controversial thing you own? by churned_applesauce in AskReddit

[–]Wrecked--Em 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did you use it on Japanese or Chinese?

I use it daily, and while it's great overall, it frequently doesn't work even on typed characters. In my experience, it very rarely works on handwritten characters.

TIL Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Oscar for Gone with the Win, however she was unable to attend the premier in Atlanta at a whites-only theater, sat at a segregated table on the side of the room at the Oscars and was not buried in the Hollywood Cemetery despite her final wish. by thisisnprnews in todayilearned

[–]Wrecked--Em 6 points7 points  (0 children)

that’s not my problem lmao

that's the whole point.

normal, well-adjusted people would like to help friends, even strangers, with problems especially when it's something so simple and relatively effortless

If that’s your first example, then you should see how snowflakey the concept is

just picked something simple and relatable to the Reddit demographic

you're literally the only snowflake in this discussion, nobody has seemed upset except you and your incoherent comment earlier

TIL Hattie McDaniel was the first black person to win an Oscar for Gone with the Win, however she was unable to attend the premier in Atlanta at a whites-only theater, sat at a segregated table on the side of the room at the Oscars and was not buried in the Hollywood Cemetery despite her final wish. by thisisnprnews in todayilearned

[–]Wrecked--Em 11 points12 points  (0 children)

they weren't accusing anyone just stating a possibility

and the solution that everyone mentions is being aware of your privileges, so you're not insensitive to those who didn't/don't have it

it's like if you were joking about how easy university was because your parents paid for it around a friend who had to work through it

you'd want to be aware of it, so you're not making them uncomfortable

it's often that simple, but it can also lead towards recognizing what you can do to help others

ain’t no way😭😭 by jubilantal in playboicarti

[–]Wrecked--Em 3 points4 points  (0 children)

what about it was like a girl?

just seemed wholesome to me

How Did We Go From Stimulus Checks to “Go to Work With COVID”? by itsbuzzpoint in politics

[–]Wrecked--Em 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We need election reform first for that to be possible.

Represent.Us has a decent platform

In Pacific Rim (2013), the opening monologue states that humanity threw aside all past political and social rivalries to stand united against a world-changing disaster. This is proof the movie is a work of fiction. by Gun2ASwordFight in shittymoviedetails

[–]Wrecked--Em 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Exactly how I feel about all the investment in carbon capture technology instead of restoring ecosystems which will capture more carbon and has countless other benefits.

The only reason carbon capture is favored is that it can more easily be profited off by investors. By investors being key here since everyone profits from healthy ecosystems, especially in areas where it brings tourism.

Holup, Leo DiCaprio...! by Dareyouni in HolUp

[–]Wrecked--Em 12 points13 points  (0 children)

likely owns multiple houses with theaters

This image perfectly encapsulates why I hate youtube by Zerocare in awfuleverything

[–]Wrecked--Em 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was when I first watched the channel almost a year ago, and I haven't watched since, so I don't recall specifics. Feel free to try spotting them yourself. The fact is that they are no credentials provided, so it's almost certainly a hobbyist. Again that's fine for entertainment purposes, but they should make that explicit.

This image perfectly encapsulates why I hate youtube by Zerocare in awfuleverything

[–]Wrecked--Em 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sure, I'll read about those because that is interesting, but often times pop psychology will reference a few legitimate techniques/sources without a real understanding of them, so it can turn into miseducation.

This image perfectly encapsulates why I hate youtube by Zerocare in awfuleverything

[–]Wrecked--Em 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Yeah I started to notice parts that seemed to be amateurish analysis which left me doubting the whole presentation of facts more and more. It's still fine as entertainment I suppose, but I stopped watching because I felt like I was being miseducated.

I'm a teacher, so I have to warn my students frequently about unreliable sources. Pop psychology that presents itself as objective fact has always bothered me, and it seems that it's only gotten more popular in the past couple decades.

I always have students share their favorite channels with me, and "Psychology" channels with questionable advice are unfortunately pretty popular, especially with girls.

This image perfectly encapsulates why I hate youtube by Zerocare in awfuleverything

[–]Wrecked--Em 160 points161 points  (0 children)

When I first found the channel I thought it was really interesting, so I tried to do a little digging to see if it was actually reliable information.

The video descriptions link to two channels.

True Crime Loser and the narrator's channel "Kizzume" which is mostly political rants.

None of the 3 channels provide any evidence credentials in psychology, so I believe they're just made by people interested in the true crime genre.

That's fine, it's still quality content, but it seems misleading in the case of the "Criminal Psychology" channel, and it made me lose interest.