According to new estimates from the International Monetary Fund, which puts the cost of subsidizing fossil fuels at an enormous $5.3 trillion a year, or around $10 million a minute every day, global energy subsidies are quite a lot larger than most of us thought. Continue Reading »
Engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, back in mid-December 2009, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts. Those accounts included those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing.
The shrinking government workforce doesn’t mean that government spending is at record lows.
It’s hard to believe the federal government now employs the fewest people since the mid-1960s. Yet according to jobs report earlier this month, the federal government now employs 2,711,000 people (excluding non-civilian military). Among the economy’s largest job sectors, it was the only one to shrink over the past year.
India plans to offer subsidized LED lamps to households to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency.
Measures have been initiated by the ministry of power in India to keep the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure is aimed at households and energy efficiency.
By Adam Riva: The global economy and any form of government that utilizes it are inherently obsolete and structurally unsound. They cannot be “fixed” because their very underpinning is a mishmash of competition, hierarchy, fractional reserve banking, and fiat currency – all operating under scarcity, coercion, inequality, and varying forms and degrees of economic slavery. We must stop trying to patch the tire and replace it altogether. We are long overdue for a true revolution in the monetary sector of society.
Governors from Michigan to North Carolina and the Obama administration have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs.
Poverty and homelessness on the rise.
Is it time for Basic Income? The idea of Basic Income has been endorsed by economists from a variety of political camps, but has always seemed more of a distant dream than a reality. Productivity and standard of living increases made Basic Income practical and logical.
More than 40% of the people on United States government’s shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept.
The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old.
The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. They likened the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s. (Video)
The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status.
There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. It authorizes a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.