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Trump's Energy Department Set to Roll Back Lightbulb Standards

Trump’s Energy Department Set to Roll Back Lightbulb Standards

Donald Trump’s administration has turned its malicious gaze towards energy-efficient lightbulb standards originally enacted during the Bush administration and finalized by the Obama administration, NPR reported on Wednesday. LED bulbs are so cheap now because of the regulations phasing out incandescent bulbs and they are so much more energy efficient, it’s downright … Continue reading Trump’s Energy Department Set to Roll Back Lightbulb Standards

What if You Had a Four-Day Week? Why Don’t You? - The New York Times

What if You Had a Four-Day Week? Why Don’t You? – The New York Times

People have been predicting a four-day workweek for decades, so what’s taking so long? You don’t have a 4-day work week because corporations would rather squeeze very available minute out of you possible and pass those profits on to their shareholders. Source: What if You Had a Four-Day Week? Why Don’t You? … Continue reading What if You Had a Four-Day Week? Why Don’t You? – The New York Times

Opinion | The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change. - The New York Times

Opinion | The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change. – The New York Times

The same tools that fixed the ozone hole — science, innovation and international action — can address it. But we need to get moving on this like we did with the ozone. Source: Opinion | The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change. – The New York Times Continue reading Opinion | The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change. – The New York Times

US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views - Business Insider

US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views – Business Insider

The Senate, courts, and presidency are all controlled by officials who no longer reflect the will of the majority, leading to distorted policy. This has been going on for some time. Source: US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views – Business Insider Continue reading US government, Supreme Court, Senate, president run by minority views – Business Insider

Joseph Stiglitz on private-equity impact on US economy, jobs, wages

Joseph Stiglitz on private-equity impact on US economy, jobs, wages

Private equity’s excesses should be reined in, and the Stop Wall Street Looting Act is a good place to start, says economist Joseph Stiglitz. It’s time for Congress to do something about the economic mess that private-equity giants have created. Source: Joseph Stiglitz on private-equity impact on US economy, jobs, wages – … Continue reading Joseph Stiglitz on private-equity impact on US economy, jobs, wages

US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row - Business Insider

US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row – Business Insider

According to new research, the average American’s life expectancy has once again gone down, despite the nation’s billion-dollar health care system. And the cause appears to be the worsening inequality. Source: US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row – Business Insider Continue reading US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row – Business Insider