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

21 Jan

Graphics displaying the global wealth disparity.


Keystone pipeline

3 Dec

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

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

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.

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

Arresting protesters and not bankers

2011 in charts

4 Jan

Charts of 2011’s economy