Ex-NSA whistleblower says she and other US ex-spooks targeted Americans on behalf of UAE This is one way to get around the US Constitution, have companies in foreign countries use OUR OWN … Continue reading Ex-NSA whistleblower says she and other US ex-spooks targeted Americans on behalf of UAE
“The 400 richest Americans — the top 0.00025 percent of the population — have tripled their share of the nation’s wealth since the early 1980s, according to a new working paper on … Continue reading Wealth concentration returning to ‘levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,’ according to new research
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to halt climate change will be cheaper in the long run Even the Financial Times gets it. Source: Pay for Green New Deal now or spend even more later Continue reading Pay for Green New Deal now or spend even more later | FT
Major petroleum producer strives to end fossil-fuel car sales by 2025. And it looks like they are on their way to achieving that goal through all kinds of tax exemptions and perks like free parking and so on. Other countries can learn from them. Source: Norway battery electric vehicle sales are almost … Continue reading Norway battery electric vehicle sales are almost a third of the total
According to the World Wildlife Fund’s latest report, 60 percent of all wild animals with a backbone that existed between 1970 to 2014 are now extinct. While we are busy fighting over … Continue reading These species went extinct in 2018. More may be doomed to follow in 2019.
An initial study said the increase to $15 would cost workers jobs and hours. That didn’t happen. The next time someone tells you we can’t afford a $15 minimum wage, tell them … Continue reading What Minimum-Wage Foes Got Wrong About Seattle – Bloomberg
The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life expectancy of Americans — about 79 years — was exceeded by more … Continue reading These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care | Bloomberg
The proposal could set a precedent reaching far beyond mercury rules and would represent a victory for the coal industry. Great, like we don’t have high levels of mercury in our water … Continue reading New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air
While many of us work to create a better world, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. … Continue reading How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
“The United States is clearly not effectively protecting its children,” the journal’s editor writes. Wow. Source: Guns kill twice as many kids as cancer does, new study shows Continue reading Guns are the second leading killer of U.S. kids, after car crashes, according to a new report.
Strengthening them could blunt inequality and wage stagnation. Economists are starting to suspect that unions were a better deal than textbooks made them out to be. Source: Unions Did Great Things for … Continue reading Unions Did Great Things for the Working Class | Bloomberg
Nothing unites our political class like the threat of ending our never-ending war Unfortunately, we’ve successfully brainwashed big chunks of the population into thinking it’s normal for a country to exist in … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Plan for the Middle East and Syria – Rolling Stone
A major criminal justice reform bill is poised to become law after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in its favor Thursday. The First Step Act, passed in the Senate earlier … Continue reading Congress Touts First Step Act as Criminal Justice Victory—But Critics Say Bill Makes False Promises
Democratic leaders on Thursday tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to head a revived U.S. House panel on climate change, all but ending a dramatic monthlong effort to establish a select committee on … Continue reading Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Push For A Green New Deal Committee
India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free … Continue reading India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low