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Price rises should be short-lived – so let’s not resurrect inflation as a bogeyman | William Mitchell

Price rises should be short-lived – so let’s not resurrect inflation as a bogeyman | William Mitchell

Until full employment is reached, governments need not cut back on public spending, says William Mitchell, co-founder of modern monetary theory We’ve just been through the worst pandemic in modern history so there are a few supply issues, but we are not experiencing inflation caused by Biden giving out some stimulus checks. … Continue reading Price rises should be short-lived – so let’s not resurrect inflation as a bogeyman | William Mitchell

Activist Likely to Gain Third Seat on Exxon Board - WSJ

Activist Likely to Gain Third Seat on Exxon Board – WSJ

Engine No. 1—which challenged the oil giant’s strategy to focus on oil production amid climate change concerns—may expand its board-fight victory, an updated tally shows. This is good, oil companies have the resources today to start transforming themselves into sustainable industries, they might just need a little push to get things rolling. … Continue reading Activist Likely to Gain Third Seat on Exxon Board – WSJ

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For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork - Scientific American

For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork – Scientific American

Much of the pioneering work on mRNA vaccines was done with government money, though drugmakers could walk away with big profits Another example of why the whole argument that government is bad, without the funding by the government these vaccines would not have been developed in the time they were developed. Also, … Continue reading For Billion-Dollar COVID Vaccines, Basic Government-Funded Science Laid the Groundwork – Scientific American

Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles : NPR

Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles : NPR

The court’s conservatives said that a judge need not make a finding of “permanent incorrigibility” before sentencing a juvenile offender to life without parole. This is a step backwards for a country that is supposed to be “beacon” for the rest of the world. This vote was 100% along party lines. Source: … Continue reading Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles : NPR

LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don't Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

The statement from Reid Hoffman comes after he along with executives at hundreds of businesses signed a letter condemning Georgia’s new voting law. The next step is to stop funding politicians period, but one step at a time! Source: LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting Continue reading LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

Re-thinking the conservative approach to government spending. Once conservatives understand how money works they can start to see the benefits of government fiscal spending as well! In fact, one wonders if many conservatives already understand how it all works when they didn’t appear to care about government deficits as of recent. There … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives | The American Conservative

“The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media's haphazard war on content

“The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

The director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that often conversation around online speech is “uninformed” or “misinformed”. When you’re debating something as delicate and nuanced as the ability of people all over the world to share ideas and express themselves, York says that a balanced, evidence-based approach is vital. “Maybe Trump’s tweets do constitute real … Continue reading “The left was deplatformed long before the right”: Jillian C York on social media’s haphazard war on content

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

The IMF recently updated their – World Economic Outlook database – April 2021 – which allows for quick cross country comparisons. It shows that the: Eurozone has categorically failed & Austerity is a political choice and it doesn’t work. Meanwhile, China’s GDP growth per capita over the same period is over 100%, … Continue reading Latest IMF data helps us see how political choices impact on health and economic outcomes

Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

His plan is too big to pass, and too small to work. It needs to be in the Trillions, and it will more than pay for itself. Plus, help save the planet.* *Just a minor thing. Source: Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough. – The … Continue reading Opinion | Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns

Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns

Privacy and civil liberties experts warn about vaccine passports. So do conspiracy theorists. In February, Liberty, the UK’s largest independent civil liberties organization, said that when it comes to vaccine passports, even the best intentions could go terribly awry. “Even the introduction of a voluntary passport to prove if you’ve had a … Continue reading Conspiracy theories are clouding real vaccine passport concerns