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‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class. Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost […]

World wildlife plummets more than two-thirds in 50 years: index

September 17th, 2020 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

  Graphic outlining the environmental degredation of the oceans caused by human activity. Global animal, bird and fish populations have plummeted more than two-thirds in less than 50 years due to rampant over-consumption, experts said Thursday in a stark warning to save nature in order to save ourselves. Human activity has severely degraded three quarters […]

CDC: 94% of Covid-19 deaths had underlying medical conditions

September 5th, 2020 at 2:27 am » Comments Off

  This image depicts the exterior of the CDC’s “Tom Harkin Global Communications Center” located on the organization’s Roybal Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.  ATLANTA, Ga. (WEYI) – The Centers for Disease Control released information showing how many people who died from COVID-19 had comorbidities or underlying conditions as they are sometimes referred to by doctors. […]

The Economic Model of Higher Education Was Already Broken. Here’s Why the Pandemic May Destroy It for Good

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

Logan Armstrong, a Cincinnati junior, works while sitting inside a painted circle on the lawn of the Oval during the first day of fall classes on at Ohio State University on Aug. 25, 2020. Karabell is an author, investor, and commentator. He is the president of River Twice Research. His forthcoming book is Inside Money: […]

The world’s growing concrete coasts

August 18th, 2020 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

The world’s coastlines are turning to concrete, at a huge cost to wildlife and the climate. But new technologies may offer a way to shore up coasts while benefiting biodiversity. It’s one of the most impressive feats in modern engineering, and crossing the world’s longest sea bridge – the 55km (34 miles) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, […]

Reimagining industrial supply chains

August 17th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

  For organizations that understand the vulnerabilities in industrial supply chains, there is an opportunity to prepare for future shocks and build resilience without hurting efficiency. In recent months, structural supply-chain fragility has been catapulted to the top of the news cycle as the ongoing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic echo around the world. Government-imposed […]

This is now the world’s greatest threat – and it’s not coronavirus

August 3rd, 2020 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

  An environmental worker stands near an excavator amid waste at Tianziling landfill in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China August 7, 2019. Affluence is the biggest threat to our world, according to a new scientific report. True sustainability will only be achieved through drastic lifestyle changes, it argues. The World Economic Forum has called for a […]

Coronavirus: our study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated

July 13th, 2020 at 4:53 pm » Comments Off

Many people suspect they’ve been infected with COVID-19 by now, despite the fact that only 0.5% of the UK’s population has actually been diagnosed with it. Similar numbers have been reported in other countries. Exactly how many people have actually had it, however, is unclear. There is also uncertainty around what proportion of people who […]

How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

July 10th, 2020 at 3:48 am » Comments Off

The green sand Papakōlea Beach in Hawaii. Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain. PROJECT VESTA A pair of palm-tree-fringed coves form two narrow notches, about a quarter of a mile apart, along the shoreline of an undisclosed island somewhere in the Caribbean. […]

Coronavirus responses highlight how humans have evolved to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

July 9th, 2020 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

Science denialism is not just a simple matter of logic or ignorance Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ineffective pandemic response on an American “anti-science bias.” He called this bias “inconceivable,” because “science is truth.” Fauci compared those discounting the importance […]

Data fog: Why some countries’ coronavirus numbers do not add up

July 3rd, 2020 at 9:56 pm » Comments Off

Reported numbers of confirmed cases have become fodder for the political gristmill. Here is what non-politicians think.  Have you heard the axiom “In war, truth is the first casualty”? As healthcare providers around the world wage war against the COVID-19 pandemic, national governments have taken to brawling with researchers, the media and each other over […]

Which jobs are coming back first? Which may never return?

June 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Job postings in the beauty and wellness category rebounded at the job-listing behemoth Indeed.  A snapshot of who’s hiring now, plus a warning about employment predictions in an unknown COVID-19 recovery. America’s job market added 2.5 million new jobs in May, as the economy began to wake up from what one economist called a “medically […]

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