As the wealth gap gets worse, the Senate Finance Committee is preparing a plan inspired by Senator Warren’s two-cent wealth tax. The new tax would target the richest Americans and could net up to $500 billion in its first year. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Senator Warren herself to discuss the wealth gap and this new tax plan. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC.
A week after Jan. 6, Rep. Troy Nehls said he thought Capitol officers would have been justified in shooting more rioters if they had made it through that door he was helping to hold. Now, he’s going on right-wing media accusing the Capitol police of murder.
Republican governors ban mask mandates. Republican states outlaw abortions. Republican lawmakers dictate what educators can teach in schools. And we’re supposed to believe this is the party of “limited government”?
The United Nations says that Climate change is fueling hunger at a global level. How can Climate Change affect our food security? Can Global Warming lead to a rise in global hunger? In run-up to the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit at Glasgow, we speak with Pradnya Paithankar, SDG Manager at UN World Food Programme to decode it all. If you have any questions, put them in the comment section below and join our Facebook Live on Friday, October 29 at 4.30 pm.
If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice ultimately refuse to prosecute Donald Trump and his criminal associates for the crimes they inarguably committed, particularly the election crimes culminating in the insurrection attempt on January 6, here is what America is facing in 2022 and 2024. Indeed, enforcing the rule of law is our last, best hope for maintaining the health, indeed the viability, of our republic.
Robert Costa and Bob Woodward join Morning Joe to discuss new reports that prior to the January 6 insurrection, Trump lieutenants Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon and John Eastman were positioned in a Willard Hotel room with the goal of overturning the results of the 2020 election.
Professor Esty’s presentation will focus on the current climate moment, specifically the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26) and the global momentum towards deep decarbonization. This conversation will center on the global consensus of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and hone in on the points of leverage driving that change – particularly the business community and the wide array of companies making net-zero pledges. These corporate pledges are bolstered by sustainability-minded investors which is part of the key findings from Professor Esty’s recent publication, Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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