|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism|
Good news: Poor nations seek answers. Bad news: they don’t seek far enough. Since the right’s recommendations did not work, now back to the left? What about neither?
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
In the US capital, six firms took turns winning tax liens on properties worth $540 million. The odds that their bidding pattern was a coincidence? Less than 1 in 1000.
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Environmental|
Papua New Guinea has the 3rd biggest rainforest on Earth and laws that enshrine the land ownership of indigenous tribes. Yet government colludes with foreign loggers.
|December 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land, Inequality / Concentration|
Who really owns famous places? The absentee owners hide behind incorporated holding companies. But so what if the landlord is a foreigner or not? Still a landlord.
|December 3, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
Can politicians really give farm subsidies to billionaires and at the same time kick millions of hungry people off of food stamps? Who elects these people, anyway?
|December 3, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
If you can afford a condo in China’s capital you could afford one nearly twice as big in the Big Apple. What makes some places so spendy? Who can afford them?
|December 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Taxes|
With governments struggling to raise revenue, you won’t believe what pubic services they’re charging for now — and to whom.
|December 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
The US tells Americans their income grew, but there’s still inflation and the average is pulled up by the 1% which disguises the reality of the 99%.
|December 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism, Patent Copyright|
Players of the iconic board game don’t know how it all began, its connection to which monopoly, whether capital, labor, or land.
|December 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
If only you could draw a line around a city and it’d sprawl no more — such a power! But is it only magical and not real?
|December 1, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
What factors drive people’s chances of rising beyond the station of their birth, including education, family structure, and the economic layout of metropolitan areas?
|November 30, 2013||Posted by Staff under Financial|
If you’re willing to wade thru the numbers, you find the press, the government, and the banks painting a picture divorced from reality. Do the math!
|November 30, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
Maybe the Malaysian fuel subsidy was too expensive and had to go, but what can replace it? In a place with so much sun and oil, is there no surplus common wealth?
|November 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Inequality / Concentration|
Poor workers at Walmart might have found a savior — their fellow workers but who are a little less poor, asked to give food to their hungry workmates.