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Emails show RBS bankers joked about crashing the US housing market before 2008

By Underground | August 16, 2018

Email transcripts released by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) show RBS bankers joking about destroying the housing market before the 2008 crash. And they are not the only bank that knew … Continue reading Emails show RBS bankers joked about crashing the US housing market before 2008

“Hothouse Earth” Co-Author: The Problem Is Neoliberal Economics

By Underground | August 15, 2018

“Throw people in jail, fine them, do whatever you need to do. But make sure you get the biophysical outcome. From what I’ve seen, market mechanisms don’t always deliver that.” Hey governments … Continue reading “Hothouse Earth” Co-Author: The Problem Is Neoliberal Economics

Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini Points Finger at EU After Italian Bridge Disaster Kills 35

By Underground | August 14, 2018

  The failure of a roughly 50-year-old suspension bridge in Genoa shows how important it is to increase investment spending in Italy, Salvini told reporters Tuesday in Catania, Sicily, hinting that EU … Continue reading Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini Points Finger at EU After Italian Bridge Disaster Kills 35

Why this clothing company is making its factory wages public

By Underground | August 12, 2018

Apparel company Able wants to hold the fashion industry accountable for working conditions–by publishing the salaries of everyone in its supply chain. This is great. Source: Why this clothing company is making … Continue reading Why this clothing company is making its factory wages public

If wages are to rise, workers need more bargaining power – Free exchange: Power is money

By Underground | August 11, 2018

Stronger unions, better training and more housing in expensive cities might all help Unions really are the key. Source: If wages are to rise, workers need more bargaining power – Free exchange: … Continue reading If wages are to rise, workers need more bargaining power – Free exchange: Power is money

The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care

By Underground | August 11, 2018

Where the Koch brothers see government tyranny, most Americans see common-sense solutions to basic problems, it turns out. Funny how these Koch brother studies lately have been finding out that the people … Continue reading The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care

Plant-based milk alternatives disrupt dairy – Got oats?

By Underground | August 8, 2018

America and Europe’s dairy industries cry over spilt milk Plant based milks are doing so well, the dairy industry has responded by lobbying the EU to prevent plant based milks from using … Continue reading Plant-based milk alternatives disrupt dairy – Got oats?

Why can’t millennials afford houses? Blame bachelor parties, says study

By Underground | August 7, 2018

Are bachelorette parties the new avocado toast? Excuse me? With student debt through the roof, and house prices also through the roof, it’s got nothing to do with bachelor parties. Wake up … Continue reading Why can’t millennials afford houses? Blame bachelor parties, says study

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

By Underground | August 6, 2018

On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. Currently it kills 40,000 people a year. … Continue reading EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats – The minority majority

By Underground | August 6, 2018

The constitution was not designed for the two-party politics it unwittingly encouraged The source of this discrepancy is that Democrats will win their seats with big majorities in fewer districts, whereas Republicans … Continue reading America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats – The minority majority

Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

By Underground | August 6, 2018

Facebook has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as it seeks to boost user engagement. I’m sure we’re all cool with this. Source: Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users – WSJ Continue reading Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records

By Underground | August 5, 2018

Despite a deadly summer and science linking extreme weather events to global warming, the politics around climate change are in disarray and the planet is in worse shape than ever. We need … Continue reading Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records