|January 2, 2014||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
Leaders in a Caribbean island and in a Massachusetts town both did the right thing and recovered publicly generated values.
|January 2, 2014||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
A brand label coveys prestige, but some clothes in Spain were counterfeited in illegal factories, like some prizes labeled Nobel.
|January 2, 2014||Posted by Staff under Inequality / Concentration|
In hierarchies, it’s winner take all of the prestige, freedom, and security, leaving bare scraps for minions, now doing most of the teaching.
|January 1, 2014||Posted by Staff under Health|
Doctors have a hard time saying no to surgery, especially easy surgery that pays so darn well. But should it pay at all if it was not needed?
|December 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
Jobs don’t go vacant around London, giving workers wages to spend, landlords have learned. Now the number of tenants behind in flat “rent” has doubled.
|December 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt, The Progress Report|
The “economic war among the states”, spurred on by corporations, creates more insider deals and corruption than jobs, the excuse for favoritism.
|December 30, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Honeybees supply humans with so much sweetness and look how we treat them, with our usual carelessness toward Mother Nature.
|December 30, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
The biggest country on Earth can’t easily feed itself yet rather than send armies to conquer others it sends companies to lease huge swaths of land.
|December 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Put the fox in charge of the henhouse. Actually, the fox only pays the guards of the henhouse, but still … would you want to be one of those hens?
|December 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Financial|
If you want to keep your savings safe, you might consider gold, until you see it’s price is not reliable but manipulated by the biggest banks.
|December 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health|
Though the Chinese news media are replete with stories about pollution, connecting the dots between dirty air and the rising cancer rate is risky.
|December 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
We humans do the funniest things, especially when we’re sheltered from suffering any downside due to our decisions.
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Politics|
You hear theories about conspiracies but you never know what to believe, especially after some theories turn out to the truth.
|December 27, 2013||Posted by Staff under The Progress Report, War / Peace|
If a poor, oil-rich Muslim country really threatens America, is a US attack really the best response? Or would something more legal be better?