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The Coming Collapse

From Truthdig<p>(Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a …

Middle-class

Stephanie Kelton Has The Biggest Idea In Washington

Once an outsider, her radical economic thinking won over Wall Street. Now she's changing the Democratic Party.<p>For most of her career, Stephanie Kelton was accustomed to being ridiculed. It started in grad school.<p>At Cambridge University in the late 1990s, she signed up for an economics course taught …

Economics

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Water

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Immune System

John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66

She was a brain researcher and an authority on the scientific basis of love. He, too, was a neuroscientist, but with an expertise in loneliness. She was in her mid-30s, he in his late 50s.<p>Both were wedded to careers in separate hemispheres — until they happened to be seated beside each other, …

Psychology

No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee

For the first time ever, US corporations have begun reporting pay ratio data. And a movement is building to crack down on companies that don’t share the wealth<p>The CEO of Marathon Petroleum, Gary Heminger, took home an astonishing 935 times more pay than his typical employee in 2017. In other words, …

Rhode Island

Tackle poverty to cut suicides, Samaritans Cymru urges

<b>Poverty in Wales must be tackled urgently if the high number of suicides in deprived areas is to be lowered, according to Samaritans Cymru.</b><p>It said better help was key for those in debt and the Welsh Government needed an action plan to reduce poverty.<p>It said suicide rates were up to three times …

Mental Health

Experimenters’ Expectations May Shape Priming Results

How do your expectations about an interaction affect the outcome? In any social situation, the beliefs you’ve developed over time can influence the …

How to Scientifically Measure Loneliness

Chronic loneliness is linked to suicide, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Isn't it about time you figured out whether your kid is lonely?<p>By<p>Jan 24 …

Loneliness

Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump's Win

Oh, and the crippling inequality overseen by elites from both parties that has nothing to do with collusion, Robert Mueller, or Moscow.<p>For as long as Donald Trump has been in office, the nebulous opposition known as the Resistance has been waiting for the Russia Thing to blow up in the president's …

Donald Trump

Let’s work together to tackle loneliness and social isolation

Social isolation and loneliness are now recognised as having a major impact on our health and wellbeing. And whilst it has often been talked about as …

Feeling lonely? Meet the people who suffered extreme isolation – then found happiness

The first ‘minister for loneliness’ has just been appointed to tackle a problem that seems more common by the day. We talk to people who were seriously lonely, but discovered ways to break free – including saying yes to every invitation<p>Steve talks in a way that makes you want him to keep talking. …

Mental Health

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

Hayashi Kyoko started becoming a social recluse when her high school principal started talking about university entrance exams on the first day of school.<p>"The fun high-school life I was looking forward to transformed into nothing more than a period of test preparation," the Japanese native told the …

Japan

If we lived in a functioning democracy, this would be a major scandal

The president is making millions and no one knows where the money is coming from.<p>Donald Trump may not think of himself, or his family, as …

Donald Trump

Combined blood test and brain scan could help pinpoint stroke causes

Adding a blood test alongside a brain scan could help pinpoint the cause of one of the deadliest forms of stroke, research suggests.<p>Scientists found …

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

Why Republicans are ignoring public attitudes on the tax plan

At this point, the debate over whether the American mainstream supports the Republicans’ regressive tax plan is over. Surveys have been consistent …

Five Ways Pastors Unconsciously Reinforce Abuse, and How to Do Better

In 2016, conservative American media outlet Christian Broadcasting Network published a piece in which Dr. Benjamin Keyes of Regent University …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>I wrote about farmers’ suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in …

Mental Health

Who are the poor Americans?

<b>Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many Americans still live in poverty. Who are they?</b><p>For nearly six years, the US economy has been generating huge numbers of jobs: nearly two million a year.<p>Not only has the economic recovery replaced the total number of jobs lost during the …

Income Inequality

This Is the Long Game of Republican Economics

Corporate tax cuts are just the first step.<p>Here is a brief modern history of Republican attitudes toward the deficit. For eight years under an Obama presidency, Republicans foretold of a debt apocalypse and urged lawmakers to slash deficits by trillions of dollars. Under Trump, both GOP-controlled …

How Socialism Can Replace Mass Death as a Tool for Leveling Inequality

The world is run by an oligarchy of billionaires, as Bernie Sanders recently observed. To take power away from that oligarchy, it is necessary to …

Middle-class

Donald Trump Wants to Raise Your Taxes

The old formula for passing a big tax cut for the rich was simple: Package it with a modest tax cut for the middle class — and talk endlessly about the middle-class part.<p>President Trump and Congress are following the formula in some ways. Their plan would deliver an average tax cut of $700,000 to …

Middle-class

Can Complexity Science Save The (Economic) Day?

New research from complexity field suggests an alternative approach to growing economy.<p>Investors would benefit if a rebalancing of the …

A Zillionaire’s Solution: Tax the Rich and Save the Economy

The Republican tax plan is a scam that won’t create jobs, contrary to what Trump says.<p>The Republican tax plan is a scam—a massive and destructive financial giveaway masquerading as pro-growth tax reform. Which is why our first response must be to demand not one penny of tax cuts for big …

Income Inequality

In the shadow of Parliament, a moment of peace

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn has authored books, coached CEOs and treated chronic pain patients in the basement of a U.S. hospital. But he has never before guided nearly 1,000 people in a mass meditation<p>Jon Kabat-Zinn, the scientist credited with making mindfulness mainstream, is walking up to Parliament …

Jack Ma: Manufacturing won't be main driver of job creation

Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba, spoke about the future of work at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum Wednesday, warning governments to pay …

Employment

A bold new plan promises to fix middle-class wage stagnation

In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, incomes for the poor and middle class grew faster than those of the rich. Then, in the 1970s and 1980s, something changed. In recent decades, the typical American has seen their income grow by 1 percent per year, often less, barely keeping up with inflation. Meanwhile …

The Absurdity of Corporate Tax Cuts During the Corporate Pillaging of the Middle Class

It could be argued that the greatest American pillaging is the transfer of taxpayer funds into the bloated military, or a greed-driven private health …