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How The Fortune 100 Turned $2 Billion in Lobbying Spend Into $400 Billion of Taxpayer Cash

By Underground | May 19, 2019

$1 invested in lobbying returned $1,000 in federal contracts and grants for the top 10 Fortune 100 companies (2014-2017). Nice return on investment! Source: How The Fortune 100 Turned $2 Billion in … Continue reading How The Fortune 100 Turned $2 Billion in Lobbying Spend Into $400 Billion of Taxpayer Cash

After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines

By Underground | May 14, 2019

The push to punish pipeline protestors has spread across the U.S. Are we in China? Source: After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines … Continue reading After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines

Stalling on Climate Change Action May Cost Investors Over $1 Trillion

By Underground | May 13, 2019

Delays in tackling climate change could cost companies about $1.2 trillion worldwide during the next 15 years, according to the United Nations. That’s the preliminary analysis of a UN Environment Finance Initiative … Continue reading Stalling on Climate Change Action May Cost Investors Over $1 Trillion

The Guardian view on a Green New Deal: we need it now | Climate change | The Guardian

By Underground | May 12, 2019

Editorial: Policymakers ought not wait for economic theory to catch up with the environmental crisis Source: The Guardian view on a Green New Deal: we need it now | Climate change | … Continue reading The Guardian view on a Green New Deal: we need it now | Climate change | The Guardian

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CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history | TechCrunch

By Underground | May 12, 2019

The human race has broken another record on its race to ecological collapse. Congratulations humanity! For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on … Continue reading CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history | TechCrunch

Study suggests Americans stop eating out, getting drinks, enjoying life in any meaningful way

By Underground | May 12, 2019

These days, the average American has to deal with a lot. The news is full of strife and controversy, jobs are plentiful but frequently don’t pay, and we all live on a … Continue reading Study suggests Americans stop eating out, getting drinks, enjoying life in any meaningful way

Consumers Show They Know Almond Milk Doesn’t Come From Cows

By Underground | May 5, 2019

An analysis of public comments to the FDA show consumers aren’t confused by the use of “milk” to describe plant-based alternatives to dairy. Yet politicians keep trying to pass bills preventing the … Continue reading Consumers Show They Know Almond Milk Doesn’t Come From Cows

Climate change costings that don’t count the cost of inaction are worthless | Climate change | The Guardian

By Underground | May 4, 2019

We must demand better of our political parties – and there is no excuse for the media either The money spent today addressing climate change may be a fraction of the cost in the future, including countless lives lost, if we wait to do anything. Source: Climate change costings that don’t count … Continue reading Climate change costings that don’t count the cost of inaction are worthless | Climate change | The Guardian

The Senate Resolution To Condemn MMT: Here Are Some Better Candidates For Condemnation

By Underground | May 4, 2019

A resolution has been forwarded in the Senate to condemn Modern Monetary Theory. But if the government is now in the condemning-economic-theory business, I have some much better candidates: Monetarist, Trickle Down, … Continue reading The Senate Resolution To Condemn MMT: Here Are Some Better Candidates For Condemnation

If Unemployment Is So Low Then Why Don’t I Feel Better?

By Underground | May 3, 2019

Unemployment is low, so why doesn’t it feel better? Because we have fewer people looking for work, stagnating wages, anemic growth, and a private sector with a mountain of debt on its … Continue reading If Unemployment Is So Low Then Why Don’t I Feel Better?

Democratic Party is cracking down on progressive primary challengers

By Underground | April 20, 2019

The Democratic Party is cracking down on candidates who hope to be the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and progressives are fighting back This is not a smart move for the Democrats. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez … Continue reading Democratic Party is cracking down on progressive primary challengers

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

By Underground | April 19, 2019

Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition. Report finds that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns … Continue reading Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband