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
Facebook changes policy ‘in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of Covid’; Biden orders US intelligence to ‘redouble’ Covid origin probe; Japan promises ‘safe and secure’ Olympic Games Does this mean that social media companies from now on will determine what people are allowed to say and not say, depending on … Continue reading Facebook to allow posts saying Covid ‘man-made’ | The Guardian
For decades, the solution to Black Americans’ distrust of cops has often been to not call them. Now white people are catching on too. Some white people are now rethinking whether it’s a good idea to rely on law enforcement, especially if summoning the police could harm someone. And entire cities have … Continue reading What If We Just Stopped Calling the Cops?
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
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 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
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
John Oliver finally does MMT! Source: The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – YouTube Continue reading The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
“We are never so certain of our knowledge as when we’re dead wrong.” —Guy Davenport in the essay “Pergolesi’s Dog from Every Force Evolves a Form” Well written article about money. Source: Politicians are never so sure as when they’re wrong | Lexington Herald Leader Continue reading Politicians are never so sure as when they’re wrong | Lexington Herald Leader
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.
Here are the most significant changes to voting in the state, as written into the new law: Voters will now have less time to request absentee ballots. There are strict new ID requirements for absentee ballots. It’s now illegal for election officials to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters. Drop … Continue reading What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does
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
Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself. Free trade has benefited mostly corporations at the expense of lost jobs at home. Finally people are waking up to the fact free trade has done more damage at home … Continue reading In Washington, ‘Free Trade’ Is No Longer Gospel – The New York Times
Biden and Yellen need to raise revenue, but other countries with lower corporate taxes could lure multinational companies away. She’s holding talks. Makes sense as a lot of issues with things like wages being too low, for example, would be addressed if corporations had to pay taxes on profits each year, … Continue reading Janet Yellen working on overhauling global minimum corporate tax rate
The US has far less mobility and equality of opportunity today than almost the entire European Union The American Dream is now the European Dream. Source: The ‘American Dream’ of upward mobility is broken. Look at the numbers | US news | The Guardian Continue reading The ‘American Dream’ of upward mobility is broken. Look at the numbers | The Guardian