The Daily Populous

Monday March 15th, 2021 day edition

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Last week, President Biden signed into law historic anti-poverty measures as part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

Now, Senate Democrats are pushing to make the temporary provisions from the American Rescue Plan into permanent fixtures.

One of the law’s provisions could cut child poverty in half.

The law gives most families a $3,600 tax credit for each child under age 6 and $3,000 for children aged 6 to 17.

Yet even before the stimulus package was signed into law, some Democrats voiced support of extending the benefit indefinitely.

Speaking on MSNBC on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed, “I’ll do everything I can to make it permanent.”

“We are still the only industrialized country in the world without access to paid leave and most workers do not have access. »

Bernie Sanders Asks Jeff Bezos 'What Is Your Problem' With Amazon Workers Organizing

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders challenged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain reports of the retailing giant's alleged aggressive anti-union tactics being used to prevent workers from organizing at U.S. facilities.

During his appearance on MSNBC Sunday, Sanders poked at Bezos and said he, of all people, "can afford to pay them more."

"I say to Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet: What is your problem with Amazon workers organizing for better working conditions and better pay? »

Tim Berners-Lee says internet access should be a basic right

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And for every young person without internet access, there’s a “lost opportunity for new ideas and innovations that can serve humanity.”.

The pair call for access to the internet to be recognized as a basic right, and they say the costs of making sure every young person is connected “is well within our reach.

Berners-Lee says internet access should be treated as a basic right. »

Ghost of Tsushima completion rate among highest for PlayStation games

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Ghost of Tsushima isn’t just a critical and commercial success, it also proved to be a crowd favorite, so much so that the game now has one of the highest completion rates among open-world games on PlayStation.

Here are the completion rates based on trophies of other popular open-world games on PlayStation for comparison (as of this article’s writing):.

Thanks to this, Ghost of Tsushima is pretty much set to become PlayStation’s next big franchise. »

Spain to launch trial of four-day working week

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Spain could become one of the first countries in the world to trial the four-day working week after the government agreed to launch a modest pilot project for companies interested in the idea.

“Spain will be the first country to undertake a trial of this magnitude,” said Tejero.

“My understanding is that this would be the first-ever national level pilot of the four-day week,” said Joe Ryle of the 4 Day Week Campaign. »