Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: economy

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

The TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate laws that get in the way of their profits. The TPP is the wrong remedy to the wrong problem.

College Bowl Games Become Corporate Money Games

College football bowl games are just another piece of our culture that's been purchased for the enrichment of corporate interests. Where did team spirit go?

Why Egypt’s Threat to Arrest Amal Clooney Will Hurt Its Economy

Amal Clooney was threatened with jail by Egyptian authorities if she released information about the Egyptian judiciary. Now that she is married to George Clooney, can she blow the whistle on the thugs?

Philadelphia Inquirer Pimps for Philly Cop Chief

The Philadelphia Inquirer was shamelessly pimped for the brutal and murderous Philadelphia Police Department. Has the Inquirer, once one of the country's best papers, become such a shameless apologist for the powerful?

Cheating the School Kids: Corporations Don’t Pay Their STATE Taxes, Either

It's hard for a nation to build work skills when its corporations have largely stopped paying for education. Both federal and state corporate tax avoidance is at a stunning rate. This is millions of dollars that isn't going to state taxes, which fund public education.

Did Drought and Climate Change Cause Middle Eastern States to Collapse...

The collapse of the Middle Eastern states is pointing to climate change as one culprit. The already bad climate problems in the Middle East will only get worse over the next 50 years.

The Republican’s Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

The pattern of Republicans seems to be: if you don’t like the facts, make them up. Legislation based on lies often causes the public to be harmed.

Greed Kings of 2014: How They Stole from Us

The theft of society's wealth may be due to ignorance as well as to greed. Why are we wrongly being advised that the best way to defuse the situation is to teach tolerance for inequality?

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Finally, Trumpers build their loyalty test ‘border wall’—only to keep out desperately needed voters

The party’s “rigged” addiction to sabotaging a legitimate election is itself “stealing” away its own leverage.

A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here’s what it means...

The ruling means logging is set to resume, despite the threats it poses to wildlife.
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Video shows mentally ill man’s death in sheriff’s custody

“I don’t want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don’t want happening here.”

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance

The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops’ attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.