The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show March 30 – April 3

halAfter a light week in terms of interviews, I’m excited about two guests this week one of whom I have not spoken to previously.  I will be off this Friday for Passover and Monday as well.  If you miss any interviews, they’re posted here. I continue to post at least two new articles every week at My latest, which I finished earlier this evening, is on whether universities have a duty to expose students to people with different backgrounds and varying viewpoints.

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Monday (times below are Pacific) –

6:30 – Princeton Professor Melissa Lane provides a civics lesson on
representative government courtesy of ancient Rome and Athens.

Tuesday –

7:45 – Holistic health with Glenn Sadowsky and
Optimal Health Acupuncture and Bodywork.

Wednesday –

8 – Environmentalist Richard Heinberg discusses his new book Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels.

Thursday –

7:30 – Jeremy Holden from Media Matters join us to cast a jaundiced eye on
the right-wing media machine.

8:45 – “Green Eric” Petersen from the Monterey County Green Party
discusses all things Green.

Friday Free-for-all +


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3 Responses to The Hal Ginsberg Morning Show March 30 – April 3

  1. Tony T says:

    The Monday Morning Show on Amazon’s ‘non-compete’ requirement for warehouse workers showed that it covers anything Amazon sells, even if they add an item after the workers sign the non-compete.

    Here’s a new wrinkle: Starting 03/30/15, Amazon now sells ‘services’. So now those workers can’t engage in any of the services Amazon sells, as well (according to the language of the non-compete).

    So, for 18 mos, after leaving Amazon’s employ, workers now can’t go into plumbing, home repair, car stereo, tire-installation, etc., at least as an employee.

    Now, if they start their own business and sign up with Amazon, who takes a 5%-19% cut of their gross, then Amazon would most likely ‘give permission’ for them to engage in that work.

    The same ‘permission’ would probably also apply if the ex-warehouse worker sought employment with a ‘signed’ Amazon ‘service’ business.

    Amazon seeks to distance themselves from direct-employment through the use of temp-agencies while still controlling the future employment of those same temp-workers, which I find incredible.

    In view of the predatory nature of today’s employment environment, I would advise young temp-workers to seriously consider a union trade that offers 4-5 years of free education (apprenticeship), high wages, defined-benefit retirements, health insurance, legal protection and safe working conditions, not to mention a ‘voice’ and union representation.

    • Shade says:

      Amazon applying non-compete clauses to basic labor employment is rather ridiculous. It isn’t like the average laborer is going to walk out of the warehouse with enough intellectual property to create a start-up in competition with Amazon. This shouldn’t be allowed by the courts, but in today’s environment, who knows. Just sounds putative to me & another way for an employer to keep workers under their thumb.

      Sounds good re taking a union job Tony, but union jobs have mostly disappeared in recent decades and finding a good union entry level job in today’s economy is virtually impossible without connections. Government jobs are much the same way, though they claim they are not. The primary entry path to government service today is the military, as this gives you extra points. However, you might land an entry level job if you have sufficient education, you know somebody, you can pass a good-ole-boy interview, and you get lucky. Temp jobs is really all that is left for most of us, and as you elude to, you are basically a disposable item on these jobs to be used up & then discarded. Most of what were previously decent paying blue-collar jobs are now in China. To add insult to injury, not only does imports from China destroy jobs here, but China virtually disregards the environment.

  2. halginsberg says:

    Thanks Tony.

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