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America's 1% Has Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90% | Time

America’s 1% Has Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90% | Time

A new report shows that a $50 trillion redistribution of income to benefit the richest has made America less healthy, resilient, and secure Every year, $2.5 trillion—that’s trillion, with a “t”—is redistributed from the bottom 90 percent of Americans to the wealthiest 1 percent. That $50 trillion used to go to working … Continue reading America’s 1% Has Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90% | Time

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U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds - The Washington Post

U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds – The Washington Post

The CBO projected that the deficit will be the biggest this year as a share of the economy since 1945. And it means absolutely nothing. In fact the government needs to increase the deficit even more if it wants to avoid a massive, potentially decade long, recession. Source: U.S. government debt will … Continue reading U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds – The Washington Post

Greenland's ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, study finds

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, study finds

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, and efforts to slow global warming will not stop it from disintegrating. That’s according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University. Not good. Source: Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, study finds – … Continue reading Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, study finds

USPS removing mail-sorting machines is latest change ahead of election - Business Insider

USPS removing mail-sorting machines is latest change ahead of election – Business Insider

Over a dozen sorting machines — which can process 35,000 pieces of mail per hour — have reportedly been dismantled and removed in recent weeks. The sorting machines that can handle 35,000 pieces of mail per hour, 19 of them have been dismantled and REMOVED while Congress is on vacation. Source: USPS … Continue reading USPS removing mail-sorting machines is latest change ahead of election – Business Insider

E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election. This is not the time to be going backwards on the environment. Source: E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas – The … Continue reading E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

Senate gives law enforcement the OK to spy on your internet history

Senate gives law enforcement the OK to spy on your internet history

A heartbreaker of a vote just went down in the U.S. Senate with disturbing implications for online privacy. On Wednesday, the Senate failed to pass an amendment to parts of the Patriot Act that would explicitly prevent law enforcement from using it to justify collecting individuals’ internet browser and search history without … Continue reading Senate gives law enforcement the OK to spy on your internet history