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Source: Knowledge@ Wharton
the paper titled “Wrongful Benefit & Arctic Drilling” asks whether it should be permissible for companies to profit from past decisions that have proven to be detrimental
March 20, 2019 Opinion: Why further financial crises are inevitableSource: FT
We learnt this month that the US Federal Reserve had decided not to raise the countercyclical capital buffer required of banks above its current level of zero, even though the US economy is at a cyclical peak. It also removed...
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that the U.S. economy has essentially been split into those benefiting from thriving corporations and those who are left behind.
Source: South China Morning Post
n the last few weeks the warnings have come thick and fast: the world economy is teetering on the edge of a new global recession, and sooner rather than later is going to tip over the edge into the abyss. Happily, the alarm bells...
General Electric GE, +2.67% fell to under $7 a share in December. From the beginning of 2014 to the start of 2019, GE plummeted 67% while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.96% increased 45% in the same five-year period. And GE’s dividend is...
At the end of it all, the average household was 20 percent poorer in 2009 than just two years before: The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations went from $69 trillion in 2007 to a trough of $55 trillion in 2009.
March 7, 2019 The World Needs Natural Gas, Not The Sierra ClubSource: Forbes
In October, 18 years after the non-disaster, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a call for dramatic reductions in Global Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). Its goal is to limit global warming to 1.5...
March 6, 2019 Viewpoint: Anti-GMO Organic Consumers Association helps Russia spread dangerous myths raising fake concerns about vaccines and biotechnologySource: Genetic Literacy Project
Russian trolls are meddling wherever and whenever they can to cause societal strife. Radio Free Europe reports that Russian trolls may have contributed to the massive measles outbreak in Europe ...
February 28, 2019 An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal ExchangeSource: CSR Wire
Equal Exchange is the Massachusetts-headquartered business that introduced Fair Trade coffee to American grocery stores and coffee shops in the 1980s and 90s and who today remains the largest North American enterprise dedicated ...
February 27, 2019 The Rich Are Still Getting RicherSource: The Nation
Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more...
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