The Fed’s interest rate hike cannot possibly do anything but make the current situation worse. We’d all be better off had they done nothing. First do no harm. Just while things are getting more expensive due to a recent pandemic and a war, let’s raise interest rates in the hope that corporations … Continue reading The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike: Salt In The Wound?
Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta claims Exxon Mobil and other corporations have perpetuated the ‘myth’ that recycling will solve the plastics crisis. Rather than limit plastic production, the oil industry lobbied for recycling of plastic which resulted in even more plastic production. Source: California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles … Continue reading California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles Times
It’s not just a phase. Great article explaining why we have become so fragmented as a nation (social media algorithms enhancing the spread of the most extreme viewpoints of both the right … Continue reading Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid – The Atlantic
The seams of the global economic order were deeply frayed by the pandemic. Could this conflict cause it to unravel? Perhaps it’s time to stop letting corporations get everything they want and start thinking about the people and the jobs within your own country. Globalization contributed massively to inequality within countries, by … Continue reading Opinion | Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?
The effects of warming are already driving people from their homes as seas rise, as well as killing trees and animal species. We can adapt, but also urgently need to make deep and immediate emissions cuts to head off even worse impacts, experts say. Unfortunately while we’re distracted with war right now, … Continue reading Climate change already worse than expected, says new UN report
Learn all you need to learn about money by watching this John Stewart episode with Stephanie Kelton and Rohan Grey Source: How Do We Fix The Economy? Modern Monetary Theory, Explained | … Continue reading How Do We Fix The Economy? Modern Monetary Theory, Explained | The Problem With Jon Stewart Podcast
American monopolies consolidated market power for years. Now that there’s supply chain trouble, they can raise prices and blame it on the pandemic. This is exactly what’s happening. The economy is not BOOMING thus causing inflation. People don’t have so much money that they are on a shopping spree, driving up prices. … Continue reading America’s Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation
The service insists it’s the cheapest alternative. But its analysis is based on assumptions that critics and even other government agencies say are unrealistic, such as gasoline at $2.19 a gallon and charging stations that cost roughly $20,000 per facility. And those assumptions will form the bullseye of expected legal challenges that … Continue reading The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks
A federal judge revoked Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, ruling the Biden administration failed to consider climate change when it sold them. This should not be something the Biden administration gets wrong. The Democrats are supposed to be leading on addressing climate change, but this demonstrates that they currently are … Continue reading Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times
“The legislative process in Washington has gotten so dysfunctional that it doesn’t even make much sense at all anymore,” Sen. Joe Manchin said in 2011. “We have become paralyzed by the filibuster.” The Filibuster was not part of the Constitution, it was created by mistake over 200 years ago. Source: Timeline of … Continue reading Timeline of Filibuster Helps Explain Why So Many Say It Now Needs to Go
If approved, the unusual request will come with a long list of safety demands. Does FedEx know something we don’t know? Source: FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Planes Continue reading FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Planes
“We’re not trying to make money. We just want to see people get vaccinated.” In addition to being patent-free, which the current government funded Covid-19 vaccines should have been, Corbevax is also a protein subunit vaccine, like Novavax, meaning it’s a traditional type of vaccine developed using a protein of the actual … Continue reading Texas Team Applauded for Giving What Big Pharma Refuses: A Patent-Free Vaccine to the World