Obtaining income through the government 2019

United States

Tainted pork, ill consumers and an investigation thwarted Matt Richtel New York Times August 4, 2019
Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

Trump’s proposed H-2A rules would harm, not help, U.S. farm workers and reduce protections for both domestic and foreign field laborers Jocelyn Sherman United Farm Workers July 26, 2019

Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish, AT&T, General Motors and Wells Fargo vowed to use tax cuts to create jobs. In fact, they did the opposite. Michael Sainto The Guardian June 16, 2019

If those who work for Uber are classified as employees of Uber and not as independent contractors, Uber (and other employers similarly situated) will have costs rise significantly because of greater protections and benefits that employees are due. Thus Uber and other companies are working to keep their workers classified as independent contractors by government agencies.
Is gig work a job? Uber and others are maneuvering to shape the answer. Noam Scheiber New York Times March 26, 2019

Scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that two of three widely used pesticides were so toxic that they jeopardized the existence of more than 1200 endangered species, which could have led to restrictions on their use. However release of the report was blocked by political appointees.
Interior nominee intervened to block report on endangered species Eric Lipton New York Times March 26, 2019

There is a constitutional right to a fair trial. Thus people are harmed when the relevant government does not provide sufficient resources to enable people to have a fair trial.
One lawyer, 194 felony cases, and no time Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Jugal K. Patel New York Times January 31, 2019

How cities make money by fining the poor Matthew Shaer New York Times January 8, 2019
“In many parts of America, like Corinth, Miss., judges are locking up defendants who can’t pay — sometimes for months at a time.”

Other Countries

The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia state Masha Gessen The New Yorker January 31, 2019
“Magyar describes the Mafia state as one run by a “patron” and his “court”—put another way, the boss and his clan—who appropriate public resources and the institutions of the state for their private use and profit.”

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