Music Features

A Leftist Reading of Ariana Grande's "Positions" Music Video

Ariana Grande isn't writing the "Communist Manifesto" with this one, but the video opens the door for a core tenet of leftist work: imagining alternative structures to create a different world.

Ariana Grande in "Positions"

Upon first listen, focused more on the visuals than the lyrics, I assumed Ariana Grande's "Positions" was about the professional multidimensionality of women.

This did not turn out to be the case. Interpret the actual lyrics however you will, the song is a certifiable banger; and, more importantly, the video Makes Some Points.

In the David Meyers-directed visual of the lead single and title track of her new album, Ariana Grande is President. She struts around the recognizable rooms of the White House in recognizable Jackie O-inspired outfits, but the world she is living in seems not to be ours. How can it be when she's surrounded almost exclusively by women and BIPOC?

Keep Reading Show less

Income loss is at an all-time high.

That would be stressful enough, but what makes the situation even worse is banks are slashing credit limits and tightening credit standards due to economic uncertainty and low-risk tolerance, oftentimes without notice.

People are more likely to use a greater percentage of their available credit each month, when dealing with the loss of steady income, and are maxing out their credit cards much faster, which can have a negative effect on their credit score in the long run due to an increase in your debt-to-limit ratio.

As a result, lenders may increase your APR, even if you continue to pay your balance every month and never exceed your limit. If you've racked up some debt over the years, these recent changes can seem detrimental. But if this is the case for you, don't worry, there are options.

Pacific Debt is a debt settlement service that works on your behalf to secure you a lower total amount owed, resulting in one low program payment. There are no fees for their service unless they are successful in reducing your debt.

The whole process is super simple from start to finish. You start off by filling out a quick questionnaire about your financial history - The minimum amount of unsecured debt required to qualify is $10,000. If you are eligible, you'll have a one-on-one consultation with a debt specialist by phone.

The debt specialist will break down all of your options. If debt relief through Pacific Debt is right for you, they'll explain the process - including how they negotiate with your creditors to reduce your debt and structure the program to fit within your budget. They'll give you a low down on the different plans they offer, and you get to decide what's best for you.

You will be assigned a Personal Account Manager, who will guide you through the process, and they'll be there with you every step of the way. Founded in 2002, PDI has years of experience, and they know what they're doing. They'll analyze your budget to determine a monthly amount that's affordable for you so that you are set up for success. Then, once they secure a reduced settlement amount, they'll get the deal in writing and get your authorization to proceed.

Pacific Debt can significantly reduce your total amount owed and will make sure you are only paying one set amount instead of multiple payments every month. You don't pay Pacific Debt any fees until your debts are negotiated to your liking. Pacific Debt doesn't just reduce interest rates; they reduce the amount you owe overall.

These times are tough for most people financially, especially if the credit limit reduction has affected you. No matter what your situation is, if you're in debt, Pacific Debt offers free consultations, and they'll answer all your questions, judgment-free. Why not give them a call? You have nothing to lose.

Give them a call at (844) 997-0475 to see how they can help you.

SPONSORED

How Pacific Debt Can Help You Finally Become Debt Free

Personal Loan VS Debt Consolidation, Everything You Need To Know

When falling into a pit of debt, it can be tempting to want to take out new loans to pay off the old ones. Not only is this often a bad idea, but it can also be a terrible idea.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul may seem like the only option when your bills are greater than your bank statements. Taking out an unsecured personal loan to pay off credit card debt at a lower interest rate is nothing new, but locking down that lower interest rate is only an available option if you have solid credit in the first place.

The much better option is settling up with Paul - that's what Pacific Debt does. Masters of debt relief, they offer financial solutions that help empower people to make the best decisions.

Instead of figuring out how to take out a personal loan, Pacific Debt can call creditors to negotiate your debt for you. They're masters of debt consolidation, the art of negotiating lower monthly payments and/or and overall lower amount of debt: this is the secret to getting out of debt fast, not taking out more loans.

Here's how it goes: You're assigned to a certified debt relief counselor who will do all the hard work for you. They help improve your monthly cash flow with one low affordable program payment.

With no upfront fees, they have over 1400 5 Star Reviews and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. You won't be paying them unless they can bring down your debt. If you're still fixing to get a personal loan, they'll help you out with that, too, but only if it's your best option. Pacific Debt's counselors will complete a brief financial analysis when you first call, and they will walk you through all of your options, explaining the cost and benefits of each.

Some consumers have resolved their debts in as little as 24-48 months, so a debt-free future could be closer than you think.

If you're not in debt, bookmark this page for an emergency; more than half of the U.S. population is in debt with over a trillion dollars in credit card debt alone. Unexpected medical bills, unsecured or personal loans, retail debt, and accounts in collections could rear their ugly heads at any point. Pacific Debt can help you out when they do.