That total is $2 trillion more than all federal government spending during the recently completed 2019 fiscal year. Source: CNBC US has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in Middle East, Asia since 2001: Study Continue reading US has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in Middle East, Asia since 2001: Study
The original rules of Monopoly were meant to demonstrate what was wrong with capitalism. What went wrong? Under the ‘Prosperity’ set of rules, every player gained each time someone acquired a new … Continue reading Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism
A recent report from InfluenceMap claims that the world’s biggest oil and gas companies spend $200 million every year to weaken and oppose legislation aimed at fighting global warming. Source: Forbes – Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic] Continue reading Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies | Forbes
Seems like we’re moving in the wrong direction. Source: [OC] Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage – dataisbeautiful Continue reading Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage
The causes of burnout include unmanageable work loads, inadequate technology, and a lack of support. The endless pursuit of profits in our healthcare system is not resulting in wealthy, happy doctors. Source: Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system – Business Insider Continue reading Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system
The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, but in Texas and elsewhere, roadblocks to the polls are being erected. Source: The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are … Continue reading The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.
Let’s review the science. Turns out that humans are the cause of recent climate and extreme weather conditions. Source: Scientists debunk a common myth about climate change | Inverse Continue reading Scientists debunk a common myth about climate change
JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 Source: (315) JFK’S “HEALTH CARE” SPEECH FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (MAY 20, 1962) – YouTube Continue reading JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 (MAY 20, 1962)
A leaked audio recording reveals how state lawmakers are taught to trash evidence, avoid the word gerrymander, and create an appearance of bipartisanship. Gerrymandering is just bad for democracy as it allows … Continue reading ALEC’s gerrymandering summit taught lawmakers how to get away with gerrymandering.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the Governing Council should be open to ideas such as Modern Monetary Theory, while noting they’re closer to fiscal policy and should be directed by … Continue reading Draghi Says ECB Should Examine New Ideas Like MMT – Bloomberg
A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up. Scary. Some countries are increasing their emissions. Source: Climate change: Impacts ‘accelerating’ as … Continue reading Climate change: Impacts ‘accelerating’ as leaders gather for UN talks – BBC News
(Bloomberg) — It’s time to stop crediting corporate sustainability efforts as acts of altruism. For big business, protecting the environment often means padding the bottom line.Nike Inc. has come up with a way to weave more efficiently, reducing the raw material and labor time needed to make each shoe The whole movement … Continue reading Corporate America Has Found a Way to Turn a Profit Off Being Green