The Next Recession Will Destroy Millenials ; Kentucky's Jails Are Overcrowded ; and More Picks 8/27

The Next Recession Will Destroy Millenials (Chris)

The author writes, “For adults between the ages of 22 and 38, after all, the last recession never really ended.”

Who Gets to Speak Freely? (Chris)

From the New Republic: “[Author P.E. Moskowitz’s] central argument is straightforward: that while defenders of free speech say that it is necessary to protect the voices and political rights of ordinary citizens from the oppressive power of governments, in reality the speech rights of minorities, leftists, and marginalized people have been abrogated any time they threaten the interests of the state or the institutions of capitalism, whereas these same flimsy principles become rigid and absolute when it comes to protecting the freedom of the political right to advocate violence and ethnic cleansing.” 

Pure Torture: Inmates Suffer and Die as Kentucky Overcrowds Its Jails (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “Terrible things happen when too many people are crammed into too small a space, a common practice in Kentucky’s local jails, which are packed far beyond their capacity with state inmates who should be serving their felony sentences in a prison. At the Boyd County Detention Center, which typically houses at least 50 percent more prisoners than it’s supposed to, an Ashland police officer left 40-year-old Michael ‘Boo’ Moore last Nov. 27 to be booked for public intoxication, a minor offense. Moore’s battered corpse was carried out of the jail two days later.”

Deadly Superbug Outbreak in Humans Linked to Antibiotic Spike in Cows (Mili)

The author writes,A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by a sharp rise in the use of certain antibiotics in cows a year earlier, infectious disease investigators reported.” 

Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left. (Russ)

The author writes, “Only one political party is quite literally inciting white nationalists to shoot up our synagogues.”