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Corruption

Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

May 23rd, 2016  |  Source: FT.com

Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire, statistically flawed and boring. Three years later the French economist’s broadside against rising financial inequality is receiving validation from an improbable quarter: stock market investors.


‘One of the Biggest Mistakes in Modern Medicine’

May 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

More groups are working to find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in America.

The overdose death toll from opioids, both prescription drugs and heroin, has almost quadrupled since 1999. In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.


Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

May 12th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages’ that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack.


Consolidation and Mergers Are Eating Our Farm and Food Economy

May 11th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

What’s happening to the U.S.’s food market is relevant to anyone who makes, sells, or eats in America.


'Kleptocracy Tour': London sightseeing with a difference

May 10th, 2016  |  Source: AFP

London (AFP) - A black bus winds its way through some of London's most expensive neighbourhoods for a sightseeing tour with a difference -- a guided visit around luxury houses bought by shady international tycoons and officials.

The "Kleptocracy Tour" was set up by anti-corruption campaigner Roman Borisovich, who aims to expose dirty money fuelling the high-end London property market and the teams of British "enablers" who make it happen.


London’s New Mayor: I Won’t Be Able To Visit The U.S. If Donald Trump Wins

May 9th, 2016  |  Source: HuffPo

“I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith,” Sadiq Khan said.

Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wants to travel to the U.S. to collaborate with other mayors — but he won’t be able to if Donald Trump wins the presidency.


The Cash Cow for Cops Needs to Stop

May 6th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Police can once again seize and keep cash, cars, and real estate. Here’s why that’s a problem for both individual rights and state reforms.

Once again, police can keep your cash.




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