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Oxfam: Richest 1% own nearly half of world’s wealth

21 Jan

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/20/davos-2014-oxfam-85-richest-people-half-world/4655337/

Graphics displaying the global wealth disparity.

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Keystone pipeline

3 Dec

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/2/big-sky-country-atanenvironmentalcrossroads.html

Montana: Big Sky country at an environmental crossroads

December 2, 2013  5:15AM ET
Montana’€™s ’emerging, sprawling fossil fuel resistance’€ unites Native Americans, cowboys and activists
Montana is “potentially a real cork in the carbon bottle,” said author and activist Bill McKibben. “And it’s a perfect illustration of the emerging, sprawling fossil-fuel resistance. It’s necessarily centered in local concerns.”

Wealth Distribution of the United States

24 Sep

http://www.upworthy.com/9-out-of-10-americans-are-completely-wrong-about-this-mind-blowing-fact-2

9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact

This pretty much speaks for itself. At 1:05, I get a rude awakening. At 1:41, he starts talking about you. At 2:24, he says a “bad” word. At 3:50, he kind of breaks my brain. At 4:50, he lets you know how broke you really are. At 5:20, he rubs it in. And at 5:50, he points out that reality isn’t close to what we think it is.

Tax dollars

17 Apr

Great link that puts your federal tax dollars into perspective

http://www.thirdway.org/taxreceipt

The Price of Inequality Joesph Stiglitz

27 Jul

For anyone who needs to hear a white, male economist say it, here Stiglitz discusses the grave inequality of our nation in this time and comparison to other nations.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/#tool_tip_0

In this exclusive, unedited interview, economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that past American innovators weren’t motivated by money and wouldn’t be deterred by higher taxes. (06:35)

Part 2 of the interview: In this exclusive, unedited interview, economist and author Joseph Stiglitz suggests ways to move workers out of manufacturing and into other economic spheres. (04:40)

Part 3: In this exclusive, unedited interview, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that Social Security needs only slight tweaks to remain viable. (05:05)

Consequences for the economic crisis?

23 Apr

Iceland’s former Prime minister goes before a special court for criminal charges of gross negligence

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/world/europe/geir-haarde-former-iceland-leader-goes-on-trial-for-role-in-financial-crisis.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=iceland&st=cse

http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/who-should-be-on-trial-for-the-global-financial-crisis-send-us-your-list/

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/05/147992055/icelands-former-pm-on-trial-for-financial-crisis

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/24/151261413/former-icelandic-leader-tried-on-economic-collapse

Arresting protesters and not bankers

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-10-27/wall_street/30327536_1_equal-justice-financial-crisis-lady-justice

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/oct/07/michael-moore/no-ceos-have-been-arrested-bringing-down-economy-s/

http://www.wnyc.org/articles/its-free-country/2011/apr/15/why-no-financial-crisis-arrests/

http://bbsnews24.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-so-few-arrests-from-financial.html

2011 in charts

4 Jan

Charts of 2011’s economy

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/12/22/144139101/the-year-in-4-charts