A cure for income inequality?

NEWARK, N.J. — Local leaders across the United States are turning to private donors to fund an out-of-the-box policy experiment they think could go mainstream: Giving cash to residents, no strings attached. Newark, Milwaukee and Stockton, Calif., are among the cities testing versions of what’s known as universal basic income, a program under which residents […]

Watch this shocking pumpkin pie analogy of how the United States’ $98 trillion is divided between wealth brackets

Watch this immediately.@CBSThisMorning’s @tonydokoupil using an epic pie analogy to show how the plutes own everything. pic.twitter.com/p4AShY04rA — Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) January 31, 2020 I knew the ultra rich own almost all the wealth, but this video really drives the point home in a powerful way. I was shocked all over again. Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/31/watch-this-shocking-pumpkin-pi.html Droolin’ […]

Manhattan: a city of empty luxury condos and overflowing homeless shelters

New York’s luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city’s super-luxe buildings are sitting empty — even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, prompting 300 New Yorkers to move out of the city every day, and filling the homeless shelters to capacity and beyond. New York — […]

Permitting the growth of monopolies is a form of government censorship

In my latest Locus column, Inaction is a Form of Action, I discuss how the US government’s unwillingness to enforce its own anti-monopoly laws has resulted in the dominance of a handful of giant tech companies who get to decide what kind of speech is and isn’t allowed — that is, how the USG’s complicity […]

Bernie Sanders’ daring new policy: Cats can have a little salami

He’s been saying it for years: Bernie Sanders is one of the most meme-able presidential candidates of our time.  Just one week into December and he’s already announced a radical plan to bring everyone high-speed internet. Now, the presidential hopeful is contributing to web culture in the form of a fantastic meme, seemingly adding his […]

Richest six people in UK own as much wealth as bottom 13 million, report finds

Billionaires in the UK have collectively more than doubled their wealth over the last decade while average wages have flatlined Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/richest-people-uk-wealth-inequality-trust-economy-a9231036.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Chapman

Like the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago, global civil unrest is finally stripping the political elite of power

Protests in the likes of Hong Kong, Chile and France are proving that the same world powers of the Cold War era are on the verge of having to pay a price for their incompetence and corruption Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/berlin-wall-30-year-anniversary-cold-war-hong-kong-politics-a9206126.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: […]