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
The Department of the Interior on Thursday issued the final environmental study for its plan to open up drilling in ANWR, a 19 million-acre area that is home to wildlife populations including Porcupine caribou, polar bears and millions of birds that migrate to six of the seven continents. Why are we taking … Continue reading U.S. takes major step toward oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge – Reuters
The world must invest $1.8 trillion by 2030 to prepare for the effects of global warming. And that would yield $7.1 trillion in benefits, according to a group led by Bill … Continue reading The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change | Bloomberg
“The bottom half of Americans combined have a negative net worth,” Bloomberg’s Ben Steverman wrote based on research of economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. That’s NEGATIVE net worth for the bottom … Continue reading One brutal sentence captures what a disaster money in America is
The Odessa and Midland, Texas, mass shooting further confirms what’s disturbingly clear: Attacks are becoming more frequent and are getting deadlier. Source: Opinion: We analyzed 53 years of mass shooting data. Attacks … Continue reading Opinion: We analyzed 53 years of mass shooting data. Attacks aren’t just increasing, they’re getting deadlier – Los Angeles Times
“What we’re talking about here is an irreversible switch.” There is a doomsday scenario for the burning Amazon — the irreversible point at which the tropical land can no longer sustain itself … Continue reading The Amazon rainforest has a point of no return
Could economic sanctions and tariffs soon be used to fight climate change? Instead of using sanctions for purposes, usually related to oil, this use makes so much more sense. Saving the planet. … Continue reading Amazon fires: Europe puts pressure on Brazil, suggesting a new era of climate sanctions.
Unemployment is at record lows in both the UK and the US. But “involuntary” part-time work is at least 40% higher in both countries than it was 10 years ago. The structure … Continue reading Unemployment is low only because ‘involuntary’ part-time work is high
A new study finds that partisanship matters more than the influence of the wealthy The rich get what they want from their senators about 60% of the time, research shows. Source: Is … Continue reading Is Congress rigged in favour of the rich?
Facebook gets away with it again When’s fines are so low they are simply the cost of doing business. Source: Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke – The Verge Continue reading Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke
The right trees, planted in the right locations, could store 205 gigatons of carbon dioxide This would cost far less than another war. Source: Massive Forest Restoration Could Greatly Slow Global Warming … Continue reading Massive Forest Restoration Could Greatly Slow Global Warming – Scientific American
Despite the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, many sit on the edge of financial disaster. This is because the unemployment figure doesn’t tell the whole story. Wages have remained essentially flat … Continue reading ‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they still struggle to pay bills – The Washington Post
Trump believes the money Americans spend on Chinese imports like the iPhone goes straight into China’s pockets. In reality, China gets very little value from it. The parts are made all over … Continue reading The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade