BlackRock Inc. will ditch investments with high sustainability-related risk as climate concerns drive a sweeping change in the way the world’s largest asset manager invests its $7 trillion in assets. “Climate change … Continue reading BlackRock CEO Larry Fink puts climate change at center of megafund’s investment strategy
On paper, it looks like Scott Larsen is doing better than his father was at the same age. But he’s not even close. The chances of him buying a home are very slim. The system currently extracts all the borrowing potential from the millennials through student loans that could have gone towards … Continue reading Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history
The political ads control will roll out in the U.S. “early this summer” before expanding to new locations. But not fewer corporate ads. Is this really good for democracy? Source: Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads i Continue reading Facebook and Instagram will allow users to ‘see fewer’ political ads
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
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
Baldwin, Fla., opens town-run grocery store after becoming a food desert. The Baldwin Market is indistinguishable from any other small-town grocery store, but all of its eight employees are on the municipal payroll. Workers from the town’s maintenance department take breaks from cutting grass to help unload deliveries, and residents have taken … Continue reading When a deep red town’s only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don’t call it ‘socialism.’
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
Seems like we’re moving in the wrong direction. Source: [OC] Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage – dataisbeautiful Continue reading Houses earned per year at US Federal minimum wage
The causes of burnout include unmanageable work loads, inadequate technology, and a lack of support. The endless pursuit of profits in our healthcare system is not resulting in wealthy, happy doctors. Source: Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system – Business Insider Continue reading Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system
The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, but in Texas and elsewhere, roadblocks to the polls are being erected. Source: The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are … Continue reading The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.
Let’s review the science. Turns out that humans are the cause of recent climate and extreme weather conditions. Source: Scientists debunk a common myth about climate change | Inverse Continue reading Scientists debunk a common myth about climate change
JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 Source: (315) JFK’S “HEALTH CARE” SPEECH FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (MAY 20, 1962) – YouTube Continue reading JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 (MAY 20, 1962)
A leaked audio recording reveals how state lawmakers are taught to trash evidence, avoid the word gerrymander, and create an appearance of bipartisanship. Gerrymandering is just bad for democracy as it allows … Continue reading ALEC’s gerrymandering summit taught lawmakers how to get away with gerrymandering.