Daily Archives: May 21, 2014

Millionaires Unite to Defeat Minimum Wage : The New Yorker

MillionairesApril 30, 2014
Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – A broad-based coalition of millionaires converged on Washington today to defeat a bill that would have increased the minimum wage for American workers to $10.10 an hour.

Leaving behind their mansions and yachts, the millionaires were motivated by what they saw as an existential threat to the country, Mitch McConnell, a spokesman for the millionaires, said.

“This was an extremely diverse coalition,” McConnell said, noting that everyone from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich united to vote down the bill.

McConnell hoped that today’s vote would burnish the millionaires’ reputation as “people who get things done.”

“Folks who have tried to pin a ‘do nothing’ label on us are dead wrong,” he said. “When it comes to stopping workers from being paid more, we spring into action.”

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William R Hearst III on the Hearst Legacy


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Published on May 21, 2014

William R. Hearst III, grandson of famous American publisher, William Randolph Hearst, discusses his family’s legacy and its impact on media today.

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Are Wealthy People the Saviors of News?

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Published on May 21, 2014

Will Hearst and Phil Bronstein discuss the future of journalism and whether it will adopt a non-profit model, supported by either old money donors or Silicon Valley’s new wealth.

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Behind the Koch Brothers: New Book Spills the Secrets of Nation’s Most Powerful & Private Dynasty


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Published on May 21, 2014

Charles and David Koch have funneled millions of dollars to conservative candidates and causes over the last four decades while working tirelessly to open the floodgates for money in politics. The Koch brothers’ net worth tops $100 billion, currently tying for fourth on the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans. Their rise to becoming two of the nation’s most powerful political figures is explored in the new book, “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.” The story is based on hundreds of interviews with Koch family and friends, as well as thousands of pages of legal documents.

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Koch Brothers Exposed: The Chilling New Documentary Republicans Don’t Want You to See


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Published on May 21, 2014

There is a chilling new documentary about the billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, that some Republicans do not want you to see. On Monday, Republican Rep. Candice Miller of Michigan tried to block an event at the Capitol unveiling the film, “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition.” Miller claimed the documentary could violate House rules and “cross the line into partisan politics.” She unsuccessfully argued that showing the documentary was an inappropriate use of taxpayer-funded facilities. On Tuesday evening, the film event proceeded as planned. The updated documentary shows how the Koch brothers have used their vast fortunes to oppose government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, as well as obstruct efforts to raise the minimum wage, tackle climate change and expand voting rights.

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Planetary boundaries and social justice


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Published on May 21, 2014

Interview with Melissa Leach, Director of IDS, UK.
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