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Rather than savage cuts, Switzerland considers “Star Trek” economics Switzerland will vote on giving every adult in the country a $2,800 check every month. How would that work? By Josh ...
by ShockandAwed
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
From Mitt Romney sending his money on holiday to the Caribbean to other American one-percenters sending their money on ski trips in Switzerland, our US government -- and, correspondingly, pool of ...
by james321
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 11:52 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Hmm, I wonder if this was one of the international studies on the medicinal value of cannabis that CNN host and world famous ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat Aug 10, 2013 at 07:25 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
On June 25, the world's largest solar ship, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar (http://www.planetsolar.org), was docked in Boston and hosted a symposium on water and climate change, "From the Alps to the ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 03:33 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Yes, ObamaCare is better than nothing -- and, for the United States, a huge improvement. Still, it's silly policy that puts preserving private insurance company profits ahead of what's best for ...
by james321
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 07:24 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 02:08 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Remember how Romney would not release more than two years of his taxes? And how one of the theories wondering about his reticence might have been because he could actually have been a tax cheat in ...
by chloris creator
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 29, 2013 at 09:56 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
by raina
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Cross-posted from Middle Class Political Economist .
by Kenneth Thomas
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:25 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Part II to my post: Tax Havens: Owners of Anonymous Companies Exposed The secret records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) recently laid bare the names ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:58 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Today, March 25th, is Greek Independence Day, but in Athens, just as in Nicosia, there is little reason to celebrate. In the wee hours of Monday morning, the Eurogroup and Cypriot government ...
by neo11
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
A short dissertation on proposed laws to cap excessive CEO pay, reforming the economic imbalance in wealth inequality, rebuilding the U.S. middle-class, dispelling Republican talking points, and ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 03:22 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Unlike vulnerable ancient villages subject to raids from beyond the pale, the United States has considerable power over banker barbarians. Banks, after all, are nothing but corporations. ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:45 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
So the Swiss, those stolid, conservative burghers, have decided "enough" on obscenely high pay for corporate executives: Via Slashdot 68% of voters approved a change to their constitution: The ...
by RobLewis
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 09:56 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Billions of years from now the Universe may vanish. And you'll never see it coming. Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist... who is on the science team at Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:24 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Comin' for your ketchup. With the March 1 sequestration date bearing down upon us (again), the calculus about the adverse impacts has begun anew. On Thursday, Education ...
by shanikka
Comment Count 153 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST with 31 Recommends
I had not heard about this at all before, so this post is heavily borrowed from the BBC article in question discussing the closure and winding down of operations of Wegelin & Co, a Swiss Bank ...
by auron renouille
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:38 PM PST with 57 Recommends
I keep seeing people on Facebook doing two things, denying access to guns are the problem, and pointing to Switzerland as proof that lots of guns doesn't lead to lots of violence.
by InfinityLincoln
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM PST with 17 Recommends
I heard about the Newton Shooting at work yesterday and last night joined the my congregation in the Mourners' Kaddish , feeling empty. It was the same as with Columbine , Tucson ,
by DavidMS
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:35 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Sometimes a change of scene works wonders – for an aircraft, as well as a person. It was the middle of World War One, and the French aircraft company Société Anonyme des Appareils d’Aviation ...
by shortfinals
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 10 Recommends