What the US Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

Via Vox 

The American federal minimum wage hasn’t gone up in a decade. That’s the longest wait since the US first set a minimum wage in 1938. Today, Congress is debating whether they should raise it again. But the fact that Congress has to debate it at all is… kind of weird. In the US, unlike in other developed countries, the minimum wage is a political issue. That means it gets raised irregularly and unpredictably. And that causes a bunch of problems for American workers and businesses. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more about the current debate to raise the minimum wage from Alexia: https://www.vox.com/2019/7/18/2069750… And more about what other countries do, from the OECD: http://www.oecd.org/employment/emp/Mi…

 

Bloopers That Made Movie Scenes Better

Interesting presentation by Screen Rant, showing us some really original movie scenes that weren’t intend that way from script. The result: Great acting and over 1.1 million views!

„Actors are under a lot of pressure to memorize every single one of their lines. It’s important for production to stick to the script, but these scenes prove that some of the best stuff happens right there in the moment.“

Modern Classics Summarized: 1984

It’s the mother of all dystopias! Long before YA dystopia rose to power, before the age of Young Attractive Heroes who Rebel Against The State and Also Find Love, there was just Winston Smith – a middle-aged man in poor health who Rebelled Against The State and Also Found Love. It just ended much less prettily for him. 1984 codified most of the modern dystopia tropes – absolute control of the media, black-bagging people who spoke out, and a lot of popular terms like “doublethink”, “big brother”, and “thought police”. Unfortunately, a lot of those terms got stripped of context and thrown around for the sake of Extra Edge, and as a result they get used a little haphazardly. And there’s nothing Red hates more than misused terminology, so here’s the video outlining the ORIGINAL meaning of 1984!