Justice Samuel Alito caricature by DonkeyHotey
The Baffler,  February 4, 2015

Daily Bafflements

Justice Samuel Alito caricature by DonkeyHotey
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• Moshe Marvit writes for In These Times about Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court case that could potentially change the rules that govern how unions are funded, a decision that “could prove to be the most damaging case to labor in decades.” Marvit argues that “Justice Alito has been inviting a case like Friedrichs for several years, and anti-union groups have been paying attention.”

• Speaking of right-to-work, how about pay-to-work? Harvey Weinstein’s film company is auctioning off a three-month “internship” for $25,000.

• Uber’s dubious claim that it is responsible for a drop in drunk driving accidents is not backed up by any real evidence, ProPublica has found.

• New News Word of the Day: Ganjapreneur. (Via Seth Masket.)

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