All of Puerto Rico loses power

All of Puerto Rico loses energy

1.four million folks in Puerto Rico misplaced energy yesterday in an outage that lasted for a day and left a part of the island with out energy even after service was primarily restored. A personal subcontractor working for the ability authority was blamed for the outage; in accordance with the Electric Power Authority, […]

Restauranteurs' association dismayed when their private poll on minimum wage reveals a nation in support of their low-paid staff

Restauranteurs' affiliation dismayed when their personal ballot on minimal wage reveals a nation in help of their low-paid employees

The National Restaurant Association privately commissioned GOP pollster Frank Luntz and his firm LuntzGlobal to ballot Americans on their help for elevating the minimal wage, a coverage they staunchly oppose; that ballot has now leaked, and it reveals a nation that stands in solidarity with low-waged staff, with 71% of Americans supporting elevating the […]

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

In Goldman Sachs’s April 10 report, “The Genome Revolution,” its analysts ponder the rise of biotech corporations who imagine they are going to develop “one-shot” cures for continual diseases; in a second of uncommon public frankness, the report’s authors ask, “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” The authors have been apparently spooked […]

Leaked docs reveal Koch/Walton/DeVos's anti-teacher talking points

Leaked docs reveal Koch/Walton/DeVos's anti-teacher speaking factors

The “State Policy Network” is a coalition of 66 far-right organizations who’ve been given $80M by a small variety of billionaires, together with the Walton household (heirs to the Walmart fortune), the Koch Brothers, and Betsy DeVos; they’re afraid of the teachers’ uprising, during which wildcat strikes have raced throughout America as a result […]

The other class war: technocrats vs plutocrats

The different class conflict: technocrats vs plutocrats

After World War Two, the stability of wealth shifted dramatically: the super-rich misplaced a lot capital in the course of the two wars and the interwar interval that their grip on energy slipped, creating the house for a welfare state and different reforms. One main a part of this shift was the creation […]

If this goes on... The 1% will own two thirds of the world by 2030

If this goes on… The 1% will personal two thirds of the world by 2030

The House of Commons Library has printed analysis projecting the post-2008 progress of inequality till 2030, arriving at an eye-popping headline determine: at present charges, the richest 1% will personal two thirds of the world’s riches by 2030. I believe that quantity is simply too low. Here’s why. The years since 2008 have […]

To solve America's housing crisis, build public housing

To remedy America's housing disaster, construct public housing

You know what works higher than giving tax-credits to property builders, or mandating a number of poor-door accessible reasonably priced housing models in a brand new luxurious excessive rise? Just constructing reasonably priced housing on public land that is publicly managed. Cities already personal big swathes of non-park actual property, and might borrow […]

Alt-labor: the new, ungovernable red-state labor movements, led by teachers

Alt-labor: the brand new, ungovernable red-state labor actions, led by academics

America’s “red states” are sometimes considered homogeneous nests of parochial reactionary voters; it is extra correct to say that their locations which have been cruelly dominated by Republican lawmakers who owe their seats to gerrymandering and voter suppression that disenfranchises progressives. That’s why wildcat, uncompromising, radical academics’ strikes have erupted in four states […]