“Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.” – Robert Frost
Linky Friday: An Airing of Grievances
[Gr1] Whole Foods has some workers looking to unionize, but the real story is of course Bezos vs the unions, with major implications for Amazon.
[Gr2] “A Litany of Grievances” says the New York Times, as they break down the break down in US-Turkey relations.
[Gr3] Expect to see more of this: health care workers rally, protest, and air their grievances against new owner Tower Health in Pottstown, PA.
[Gr4] The University of Kansas has a study presented that delves into grievance as precursor to extremism and acts of terror.
[Gr5] With 7k employees and “only the superintendent and a few of her designees” this retiring school administrator is advocating for a grievance board to fill the gap.
[Gr6] He has been a culture war touch point, but Colin Kaepernick’s grievance with NFL in court is really a classic labor dispute.
[Gr7] A ten year long battle between a 100 year old volunteer fire department, the paid fire and EMS, and the town they are supposed to be protecting, old grievances are still holding up any hope of a peaceful merger.
[Gr8] While the Washington elite were gathered for the McCain Memorial, President Trump was airing some grievances, including continuing his war of words with Canada.
[Gr9] Stop if you’ve heard this one before: massive, systematic corruption has brought a public outcry, demand for change, and collective amnesia in Brazil.
[Gr10] Speaking of outraged Brazilians, the Brazil National Museum burned to the ground, and just about everyone is outraged and what many saw as a tragedy waiting to happen.
[Gr11] 50 years of anger and activism in Seattle.
[Gr12] What about teaching kids anger management in public schools?
[Gr13] Opinion piece from The New York Times on the anger of rank and file Catholics at the ongoing abuse scandal, and how they should channel that.
[Gr14] Interesting interview: things all angry men have in common. Spoiler alert, feelings of inferiority make an appearance.
[Gr15] The Steven Bannon invite-disinvite fiasco has Sharon Waxman in full blown “I don’t care” mode.
[Gr16] This is probably about right: Expect An Autumn Of Outrage: Both Parties On Offense In Bruising Midterm Campaigns[Gr17]
[Gr18] That would explain a few things: Research indicates that being angry makes you feel smarter than you are.
[Gr19] Next time someone jokes about being “Hangry,” the popular combination of hungry and angry, remember there is some actual science behind it.
[Gr20] It has mostly been debated on economic and political terms, but Brexit has some scientist up in arms also.