Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag: wealth distribution

Spreading wealth to maintain consumption

What will happen if robots, AI, and automation displace a huge percentage of workers. How will there be enough consumers to buy all the goods and services produced if there is a big drop in earnings?

To Stop Climate Change, Don’t Just Cut Carbon. Redistribute Wealth.

Climate disruption is inextricably linked to economic inequality. Serious climate solutions must be, too.

A Middle-Class Tax Revolt? You Bet!!!

Welfare in the U.S. flows vertically in two directions from a single source—the middle-class. The redistribution of wealth that flows up to the rich is far greater and more concentrated than the wealth that flows down to the poor. This is a major problem.

The ‘iEverything’ and the Redistributional Imperative

The newest business model using new technologies isn't just labor-replacing, it's knowledge-replacing. As the ratio of producers to customers continues to plummet, the profits go to an ever-smaller circle of executives and owner-investors.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into Trump’s Chief of Staff

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently called for an investigation into whether Mulvaney violated federal ethics laws governing negotiations over post-government employment.

Toxic red tide in Florida kills scores of sea turtles and other marine life

"Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida. So today, I’m signing an Executive Order to take immediate action to protect our environment and our water."

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet.

New study reminds us of the sickening rate at which ice is melting

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries,”

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