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- China starts harvest season with driverless harvesters May 28, 2022
- Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan as China Accuses U.S. of Forming “ Indo-Pacific Version of NATO” May 28, 2022
- The Rise And Fall Of Russian Oligarchs | Rise And Fall May 27, 2022
- Behind the Myth of Thomas Jefferson: His Real Views on Race and Liberty – French Revolution (1996) May 27, 2022
- New Zealand and California sign climate agreement May 27, 2022
- Losing Livable Planet IPCC AR6 WG2 May 27, 2022
- Bloomberg Surveillance in Davos 05/26/2022: Gloomy Outlook May 27, 2022
- Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan as China Accuses U.S. of Forming “Indo-Pacific Version of NATO ” May 27, 2022
- Debt, Coups & Colonialism in Haiti: France & U.S. Urged to Pay Reparations for Destroying Nation May 27, 2022
- Fossil Fuels vs. Renewable Energy: Moving Toward Just Transition May 27, 2022
- G7 countries to largely stop generating electricity with fossil fuels by 2035 | DW News May 27, 2022
- Live: Sustaining the growth momentum – A revisit to Chayan Yuese May 25, 2022
- Climate Forward: A feud over fossil fuel money May 25, 2022
- NOAA projects above-average hurricane season, greater U.S. risk – The Washington Post May 25, 2022
- BBC World Service – Newshour, Russian diplomat defects May 25, 2022
- GLOBALink | Chinese-built SGR facilitates cargo transportation in Kenya May 25, 2022
- Finding America: The Arrival of the First Americans May 24, 2022
- A Vision for Food Systems of the Future | Bold Actions For Food as a Force for Good May 24, 2022
- Food Systems Data Digital and Innovation Levers | Sustainable Development Impact Summit May 24, 2022
- Google, Facebook, Amazon – The rise of the mega-corporations | DW Documentary May 24, 2022
- The rise and fall of Pope Benedict XVI | DW Documentary May 24, 2022
- Watch live: How to avert a global food crisis? | World Economic Forum 2022 May 24, 2022
- Bold Actions Opening Plenary – Food Systems Outlook 2022 May 24, 2022
- Davos 2019 – Tackling the Growth Paradox May 24, 2022
- Preparing for the Next Pandemic | Davos | #WEF22 May 24, 2022
- Economic storm looming, leaders warn in Davos May 24, 2022
- Davos: How an elite meeting in the mountains became so divisive May 24, 2022
- Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb | Nuclear May 24, 2022
- Biden will sacrifice green energy rhetoric to preserve economy, says George Will | On Balance with L May 24, 2022
- Walsh: “The Republican Party Is Not Savable” May 24, 2022
- A Shocking New Look at the 2008 Housing Crisis | Amanpour and Company May 24, 2022
- Ukraine war exacerbated climate change impact, say activists in Davos May 24, 2022
- Water shortages in Pakistan could lead to famine says environmentalist May 24, 2022
- Climate-Driven Heat Waves Increasing Inequality May 24, 2022
- INSIDE Criminology on Trump Featuring Gregg Barak May 24, 2022
- Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home May 24, 2022
- Iraqi citizen planned to kill George W. Bush in Dallas, charged with murder plot, federal documents May 24, 2022
- Soros Says Civilization May Not Survive Russia’s Invasion May 24, 2022
- UN’s World Food Program calls on Elon Musk and other billionaires to solve “global food crisis” May 24, 2022
- Satellite image leads to horrifying conclusion May 24, 2022
- Deep, frigid Antarctic waters move north May 24, 2022
- Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan as China Accuses U.S. of Forming “Indo-Pacific Version of NATO ” May 24, 2022
- The Entrepreneur Revolution: A global movement to accelerate progress on the SDGs May 24, 2022
- Safeguarding Our Planet and People | Davos | #WEF22 May 24, 2022
- Working Together for Peace May 24, 2022
- Energy Security and the European Green Deal May 24, 2022
- ‘Treat all refugees with the same compassion’ #AJOPINION May 24, 2022
- Pascoe Sabido: Nuclear energy and gas lobbyists need to kept far away from decision makers May 24, 2022
- Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”? May 24, 2022
- Why Do Americans Trust the “Davos Man” to Run the Economy? May 23, 2022
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?
Published on Jan 27, 2010
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.
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the “civilized” and “uncivilized” world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological notion that non-European cultures and peoples were isolated and static entities before the advent of European colonialism and imperialism.
Ironically referred to as “the People Without History” by Wolf, these societies before active colonization possessed perpetually changing, reactionary cultures and were indeed just as intertwined into the processes of the pre-Columbian global economic system as their European counterparts.
Utilizing Marxian concepts and a vivid consideration for the importance of history, Wolf judiciously traces the effects and conditions in Europe and the rest of the “known” world, beginning in 1400 AD, that allowed capitalism to emerge as the dominant ideology of the modern era.
Published on Jul 31, 2017
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Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the US; and climate change is helping it to spread even more. Animals such as deer, mice, squirrels, other critters in wooded area can be hosts to the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that causes Lyme disease in humans.
When ticks feed off these hosts, the ticks become infected with it. And the bacteria can then be transmitted to humans via tick bites. There are numerous ways to prevent tick bites, but the best protection is vigilance. Whether you’re going hiking, camping, or just a stroll in the woods, check for ticks that may have become attached.
The sooner the tick is removed, the lesser your chances of being infected with Lyme disease.
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- Health and climate change November 1, 2017