Category: Nation Of Change

Jan 21

When economic growth indicates failure

Nothing can be duller than listening to an economist or other policy expert pontificate endlessly on such metrics as gross domestic product, stock market prices, employment, and consumer confidence. Most of all they talk about GDP: Rising GDP is good; falling GDP is bad. But as a measure of economic activity, GDP is what it …

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Jan 21

Women’s March 2018 was a success

A year after hundreds of thousands showed up for the 2017 Women’s March, demonstrators gathered again Saturday, still seeking positive political and social change for women and all citizens in 2018. Over 120,000 protestors attended the march in New York and thousands more turned up in places like Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other …

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Jan 21

Women’s March 2018: We shall overcome

Donald J. Trump has been President now for 365 days. I’ll let that sink in. In that time, we’ve seen seen mass mobilizations at airports against his travel ban. We’ve seen scientists take to the Capitol in protest and the environmental movement re-engaged. Americans have finally realized that white supremacists and Nazis are still living among …

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Jan 20

Trump’s shareholder bonanza

The evidence is in: The biggest beneficiaries of the Trump-Republican tax plan are shareholders. Yesterday, Bank of America Brian Moynihan said that “most of the benefits” from the tax cuts “will flow to the bottom-line through dividends and share buybacks over time.” Exactly. Dividends and share buybacks boost share prices. And that’s all corporate America wants to …

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Jan 20

What chemicals keep industry executives up at night?

What keeps you up at night? Sick kids, restless pets, the latest tragedy on the evening news, politics, wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, money troubles, job stress, and family health and wellbeing? There is no shortage of concerns that make us all toss and turn. But what keeps the chemical industry up at night? A couple …

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Jan 20

This CEO wants a key to your house

Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you don’t even know) walk right into your home when you’re not there? One stranger who’s brazenly asking you and millions of other people to do just that is Jeff Bezos. He’s the head honcho of Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth …

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Jan 20

Trump appointee apologizes and resigns after bigoted comments emerge

Appointed by President Trump to serve as the chief of external affairs for the federal agency that runs AmericCorps and other volunteer service programs, Carl Higbie publicly apologized on Twitter after resigning from office due to his bigoted comments on radio shows being recently exposed. According to CNN’s Kfile unit, Higbie openly made racist, sexist, …

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Jan 20

BREAKING: Justice Department drops charges against Trump inauguration protesters

The U.S. Attorney’s office is dropping charges against 129 of the almost 200 people that were charged with felony rioting for protesting on inauguration day last year. Prosecutors filed documents quietly Thursday evening, citing the verdict last month that acquitted the first six defendants to stand trial for the charges. However, the Justice Department still …

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Jan 19

States sue against net neutrality as Senate support of repeal grows to 50 votes

As the number of senators who vow to back the reversal of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality grows, 21 U.S. state attorney generals just filed suit against the FCC on Tuesday. Those state attorneys who filed a petition with the federal appeals court in Washington include, California, New York, Virginia, and …

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Jan 19

3 Reasons to be hopeful about our p​lanet in 2018

Feeling down about our planet in 2018? Don’t! There are many reasons to be hopeful around environmental action in the new year — and if the following developments don’t make you feel better, I’ve prescribed some action steps at the end that are guaranteed to set you on a healthier, happier path. Don’t get me …

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