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- ‘Dominoes Beginning To Fall’: Trump Turns On Giuliani After Impeachment Arrests | MSNBC October 14, 2019
- Why Shepard Smith abruptly left Fox News October 14, 2019
- XR Arrestee | Suzanne Denis Betts, “Stand up… it’s up to us to fix this”| Extinction Rebellion October 14, 2019
- Impeachment inquiry: U.S. Ambassador to E.U. set to testify before Congress October 13, 2019
- The secret of why Trump won’t release his taxes | With Chris Cillizza October 13, 2019
- SOS from the Kids | Extinction Rebellion October 13, 2019
- International Rebellion: Day 6 Round Up October 13, 2019
- Dr. Gail Bradbrook on the Queen’s Speech 2019 | Extinction Rebellion October 13, 2019
- All about Donald Trump’s early years, from troubled teen to military academy and business school October 13, 2019
- Japan launches major rescue efforts after typhoon unleashes deadly floods October 13, 2019
- Japan launches major rescue operations after powerful typhoon floods – YouTube October 13, 2019
- It’s all in the name for North Macedonia’s NATO, EU bids October 13, 2019
- Planetary Boundaries: scientific frontiers and future challenges October 13, 2019
- Johan Rockström: reviewing the Planetary Boundaries framework October 13, 2019
- Planetary Boundaries: reviewing the science October 13, 2019
- Planetary Boundaries framework: using it to reach global goals and other targets October 13, 2019
- Planetary Boundaries: scientific frontiers and future challenges October 13, 2019
- Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan October 13, 2019
- All Countries by Number of Nuclear Weapons (1945-2014) October 13, 2019
- Top 15 Countries by Military Spending (1914-2018) October 13, 2019
- Annual CO₂ Emissions For The Largest Emitting Countries 1800-2017 (metric tons) October 13, 2019
- Number of Males per 1000 Females in The Population October 13, 2019
- World’s Top 20 Refugee Hosting Countries 1990 to 2019 October 13, 2019
- Greta Thunberg SCHOOLS Congress on Climate Change October 13, 2019
- What’s up (down) with Arctic Sea-Ice: Extent, Thickness, Volume Dynamics and Thermodynamics October 13, 2019
- Jaw-Dropping Methane Levels up to 9 times Global Average Measured Recently Over Arctic Shelf: 2 of 2 October 12, 2019
- Polly Higgins on Ecocide, the Rights of Nature, Gaia theory, Wild Law & Sustainability October 12, 2019
- Paralympian James Brown leaves Westminster Court | Extinction Rebellion October 12, 2019
- Jack Harries, “Coming together, in peace, in a celebration of life…” | Extinction Rebellion October 11, 2019
- International Rebellion: Day 4 & 5 Round Up October 11, 2019
- 2019 African Studies Association – Teacher’s Workshop October 11, 2019
- BBC World Service – Boston Calling, Into the thaw – Antarctic Ice October 11, 2019
- Nigerian Students Join Global Fight for Climate Action October 11, 2019
- Zadie Smith’s First Short Story Collection, ‘Grand Union,’ Is Here | On Point October 11, 2019
- Revealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate science | Environment | The Guardian October 11, 2019
- 9/11: An Architect’s Guide | World Trade Center 7 (10/3/19 webinar – R Gage) October 11, 2019
- It’s Time to Choose: Extinction or Rebellion | Extinction Rebellion October 11, 2019
- El Salvador: Communities fighting corporate power of agribusiness October 11, 2019
- Whistleblower alleges White House tried to suppress Zelenskiy call details October 11, 2019
- Oily Wells Fargo Funds Dirty Fossil Fuels October 11, 2019
- XR Tasmania Takes It To the Streets | Channel 7 News | Extinction Rebellion October 11, 2019
- WATCH: Trump says he will ‘wipe out’ Turkey’s economy if it takes out Syrian K urds October 10, 2019
- Vandana Shiva – Food Security, Rights of Earth, Carbon Credits? | United Natures Media raw files October 10, 2019
- Arctic Methane Measurements over Eastern Siberian Shelf Are Now the Highest Ever Measured: 1 of 2 October 10, 2019
- What Extinction Rebellion climate activists are demanding from governments October 10, 2019
- Rpt: Trump Once Ordered Tillerson To Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges | The Last Word | MSNBC October 10, 2019
- Trump Asked Rex Tillerson To Help Giuliani Client With DOJ: Bloomberg | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC October 10, 2019
- Can Fed Keep Economy Going For Much Longer? w/ Richard Wolff October 10, 2019
- International Rebellion: Round up – Day 4 October 10, 2019
- So it’s come to this… Metropolitan Police, “Use Pain and Compliance!” | Extinction Rebellion October 10, 2019
Daily Archives: November 2, 2017
Republican tax policy focuses on one central idea: If you cut taxes, the economy will grow. Now the man who helped write that doctrine says it’s a myth. Bruce Bartlett, author of “The Truth Matters,” was an economic policy adviser for presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. And during the 1980s, he championed the idea that tax cuts would equal growth in the economy. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Bartlett debunks the myth that, as he puts it, he helped create. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Bartlett about the GOP tax myth and why it’s lasted so long.
Kai Ryssdal: Do me a favor and remind us what the Republican tax myth is.
Bruce Bartlett: The biggest Republican tax myth is that we had vast prosperity in the 1980s that dwarfed the growth in any other time period and that was totally and exclusively the result of the 1981 tax cut. And this is just total mythology. Real economic growth in the 1980s was less than it was in the 1970s or the 1990s.
Ryssdal: And yet, now here we are, a generation or more later, and tax cuts are still, you write, the go-to solution for Republicans.
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By Scott Tong November 01, 2017 | 4:24 PMThe EPA yesterday installed new science advisers, who run panels to assess the latest findings on, say, pollution and asthma for the agency. These boards are billed as the top independent experts in the field, but the advisers announced today have histories of siding with chemical makers, oil, gas and pesticide firms. So, who will they be looking out for when they meet and advise the regulators?
Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying before Congress this week about propaganda on their networks. Misinformation on social media has been aimed at creating division and unrest, especially around race. And as Facebook’s general counsel said on Tuesday, that’s still happening. For instance, fake Facebook accounts created by Russian operatives encouraged violence against Black Lives Matter protesters. Another one called Blacktivist suggested violence and protests against police.
Karsonya Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of communication at Loyola University. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with her about how online propaganda influences our real-life interactions and how much responsibility social media companies should bear. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Molly Wood: Do you think these accounts were used to exacerbate racial tensions? Do you think that’s the case, and did it work?
Karsonya Wise Whitehead: I think that is the case. I mean we’re at a moment in time when racial tensions have been heightened for the past year. And I think that anything you add in to stir up the pot, to keep people upset, to further divide people, it’s going to be pretty successful at this moment in time.
Wood: And then what about trust in social media? One of the fake accounts that’s used as a big example was essentially sort of a Black Lives Matter account that was not real, but had more followers than the actual Black Lives Matter page. How does it affect trust when you think that you’re gathering in this online community with people that you want to talk to and then you find out they’re not real?
By Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Emily Henderson November 01, 2017 | 2:59 PM
Tyson Foods isn’t just Tyson Chicken. The company includes Jimmy Dean sausages, Hillshire Farm and Ball Park franks. Tyson is a big food producer, right at the top of America’s corporate food chain. Earlier this year, the company pledged to eliminate the use of antibiotics in poultry sold with the Tyson label. Tom Hayes, Tyson’s president and CEO spoke to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal from Arkansas, where his company is based. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Kai Ryssdal: When you took over this gig a year-ish ago, what were the first couple of things you were thinking you had to do for this company?
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In an exclusive Fresh Dialogues interview, Robert Ballard, Ocean scientist of Titanic fame, discusses global warming. “It’s too late…all the ice is going to melt,” says Ballard. Yet he says we should still reduce our carbon footprint and limit population growth. Join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresh-D…
Natural cycle or Human impact? “It’s both,” says Ballard. “Whenever you have a tremendous controversy both sides tend to be right and wrong. You do have the natural interglacial warming that were experiencing, but you are increasing the severity of it with the human footprint.” See www.freshdialogues.com for more exclusive green interviews: Paul Krugman, Tom Friedman,
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Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization: Nayan Chanda
Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world.
For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.
In the end, globalization―from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires―is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe.
Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.