Economy

Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Grim Numbers from the 2014 Global Wealth Report

We seem helpless, both in the U.S. and around the world, to stop the incessant flow of wealth to an elitist group of people who are simply building on their existing riches.

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Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

We have turned a corner on climate change– a wrong turn– and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We have altered so much of our Earth that we now threaten our own survival.

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7 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Economy with 2 Comments
7 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

Is the stock market about to crash? Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few “false alarms” over the past few years. But without a doubt we have been living through one of the greatest financial bubbles in U.S. history, and the markets are absolutely primed for a full-blown crash. That doesn’t mean that one will happen now, but we are starting to see some ominous things happen in the financial world that we have not seen happen in a very long time.

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Global Inequality is Widening – 50% of world wealth owned by the 1%

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Global Inequality is Widening – 50% of world wealth owned by the 1%

A new report says the world’s wealthiest 1% of people now own almost half of the planet’s riches. That’s a rise of almost ten percentage points from last year, indicating that global inequality is widening at an alarming rate. RT’s Marina Kosareva has more.

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How To Get Paid When You Hate Asking For Money – Marie Forleo

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
How To Get Paid When You Hate Asking For Money – Marie Forleo

Does asking for money stress you out? Marie Forleo answers the question: what can you do you are uncomfortable asking other people to pay for your services? If you choke when it’s time to charge, this video will have you getting paid like a pro. Discover how to ask for money comfortably and gracefully, in 3 easy steps.

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Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA

On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the US according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Most people are either spending the night in homeless shelters or in some sort of short term transitional housing. Slightly more than a third are living in cars, under bridges or in some other way living unsheltered.

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Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Why We Should Be Seething with Anger over Inequality

It was recently reported that Americans greatly underestimate the degree of inequality in our country. If we were given proper media coverage of the endless takeaway of our country’s wealth by the super-rich, we would be infuriated. And we would be taking it personally.

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Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

In the US, a college education is so insanely unaffordable that only the wealthiest students from the wealthiest of families, or the ones fortunate to have been granted full scholarship, can afford to go to the school without racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt.

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It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People

Posted by on October 6, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
It Happened Again: How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50,000,000 People

For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a lack of federal funding.

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Global Inequality Reaches Levels Not Seen in Nearly 200 Years

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Global Inequality Reaches Levels Not Seen in Nearly 200 Years

Global income inequality has returned to levels recorded in the 1820s—when the Industrial Revolution produced sizable wealth gaps between the rich and poor—according to a new report released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Single-Use Plastic Bags Banned In California

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Single-Use Plastic Bags Banned In California

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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Older than the Sun: 43 Ways to Save Water – Conserve and Preserve this Precious Resource

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Older than the Sun: 43 Ways to Save Water – Conserve and Preserve this Precious Resource

Water is not only vital to the existence of life on planet Earth, but in its purest form, it is a giver of good health. Scientists think they have now identified the original source of water, and it is older than the sun – likely coming from interstellar ice, elsewhere in the Universe. Since this life-giving substance is more than 4.6 billion years old, how is that we have destroyed so much of the water on this planet in the past 50 years? Everyone should learn of ways to save water!

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Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: “Capitalism Exploits Humans”

Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Economy, Videos with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: “Capitalism Exploits Humans”

Hundreds of protesters crammed the streets of Lower Manhattan, clashing with the NYPD as they attempted to march down Wall Street. Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business’ The Independents, met up with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Chris Hedges for a heated debate on the merits of capitalism.

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Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

The Fed and its agents rig the gold price in the New York Comex futures (paper gold) market. The bullion banks have the ability to print an unlimited supply of gold contracts which are sold in large volumes at times when Comex activity is light.

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Child Poverty Rate Declines In America For First Time Since 2000

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Child Poverty Rate Declines In America For First Time Since 2000

The poverty rate for children fell nearly 2 full percentage points last year, according to the US Census Bureau.

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