ZebZ t1_j8f6av2 wrote

It doesn't look like the results are further broken down into actual useful things like urban/rural or include factors like political beliefs or how they primarily consume news, income or whether they had to work a frontline job.

Saying "Black populations have vaccine hesitancy" isn't anything new. We've known that for awhile.


ZebZ OP t1_j0m0qo3 wrote

10 days out of a 180-day school year. Students will have 94.5% of the school year without a mask.

Not everyone is going to love or benefit from every policy. They have to be made to benefit the staff and student body as a whole, and this is a clear benefit. Parents of kids who need exceptions can always work with the school administrators to accommodate them under the ADA.

School boards are elected bodies. If you don't like how a district is run, do something about it.


ZebZ t1_iujxxs3 wrote

They are raising prices accordingly, clearly. The new floor is set, why would they leave money in the table?

US Corporate Profits Soar With Margins at Widest Since 1950

> A measure of US profit margins has reached its widest since 1950, suggesting that the prices charged by businesses are outpacing their increased costs for production and labor.

> After-tax profits as a share of gross value added for non-financial corporations, a measure of aggregate profit margins, improved in the second quarter to 15.5% -- the most since 1950


ZebZ t1_iujlj51 wrote

Businesses are using Covid and supply issues as cover to jack their prices. Those things weren't there before 2020 so they couldn't get away with it.

Pre-Covid, a widget cost $8 to make and sold for $10, thus giving a $2, or 20%, profit margin. Today, it may cost $11 to make the widget but now they can sell it for $15 and claim a $4, or 27%, profit. And just like they, they get to pocket an extra $2 per widget all while disingenuously blaming it entirely on being a supply issue.

Yes, there is a degree of legitimate inflation caused by policy and by supply issues. But that's only half the reason for the additional prices you pay.

It's not rocket science. It's right there in black and white in their quarterly reports that their profit margins are increasing.

Edit: maybe instead of reflexively downvoting because it challenges your myopic worldview, read about it from Bloomberg: US Corporate Profits Soar With Margins at Widest Since 1950