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Is The United States Still The Best Country In The World? Think Again

Brooklyn College – Department of Business Management<p>State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College<p>June 24, 2015<p><b>Abstract:</b><p>This paper …

Bernie Sanders Insists $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

This isn’t, perhaps, quite what Bernie Sanders thinks he is saying over on his Senate page but it is indeed what he is saying. He’s providing us with the proof perfect that a rise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour will costs jobs. For he’s telling us that the rise in the minimum wage will be paid …

Income Inequality

12 signs America is on the decline

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

Demographics

Electronic Waste: U.S. Is World's Biggest Producer By Far, Study Says

A recent United Nations study shows the U.S. is the world's biggest producer of electronic waste, more than one million tons ahead of China.<p>Staying on top of the newest, latest technology has become the American way, but that new smartphone purchase usually means there's another one getting …

Electronics

How the world's population is changing in 7 maps and charts

By 2100, nearly 11 billion people will live on this planet. Click on our interactive map using UN data to find out more about how the world's population is changing<p><b>Tap here if you are viewing this article in a Telegraph app.</b><p>Since 1989, the UN has celebrated World Population Day on July 11 in the …

This cleantech expert lays down the facts on solar and natural gas

The bad thing about climate change — besides everything — is that it comes with a countdown. We don’t know exactly how much time we have or what will …

Natural Gas

America is ready for socialism! Massive majorities back Bernie Sanders on the issues — and disdain Donald Trump

Trump channels the right’s angry Fox News id. But Sanders speaks to America’s soul — and our values<p>Donald Trump is throwing the GOP primary into chaos by channeling the GOP’s id, spinning out wild fantasies of the Mexican government deliberately sending a flood of rapists and murderers across the …

Middle-class

These 2 US cities have the highest and lowest levels of social and economic inequality

The study identified the most privileged and most distressed neighborhoods by determining a "neighborhood advantage score" based on household income, homeownership rates, housing values, and college attainment and then comparing the top 10% of Census tracts to the bottom 10% across the US and in …

Demographics

Economic Growth and Poverty in the Third World. UN Millennium Development Goals Reveal Mixed Results | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Declining oil and commodity prices impact states in Africa and the Middle East</i><p><i>2015 is the year that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were</i> …

Sanders Introduces Solar Initiative

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday introduced legislation to make solar energy more accessible to low-income families.<p>“While the cost of solar panels has …

Fact-checking Donald Trump's recent claims, from Mexico to San Francisco

The Republican presidential candidate has claimed his controversial comments have been ‘deliberately distorted’ by the media. We take a closer look<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday defended his claims that the Mexican government deliberately sends drugs, rapists and criminals …

San Francisco

What Do Americans Think About Economic Inequality?

Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States?<p>Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial majorities of Americans not only recognize that the gap between the wealthy and everyone else has grown, but favor greater economic equality. A Gallup …

Income Inequality

Education Alone Will Not Solve Income Inequality

We often reference the “achievement gap” when discussing how certain student groups perform better than others. For instance, low-income students are graduating at a rate of 15 percentage points behind their more affluent peers, according to a recent GradNation report. Or that the graduation rate …

Education

Fox News can’t bear the truth: Right-wing terror groups are America’s gravest threat

The numbers don’t lie. Since 9/11, more Americans have died at the hands of white supremacists than radical Muslims<p>The numbers don't lie.<p>Since 9/11, more Americans have died at the hands of homegrown "white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical …

Extremism

20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

Using Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, Business Insider identified some simple facts that ring true for the majority of the nearly 320 million US residents.

Pew Research Center

NASA Scientist Claims We Are Living In A Hologram Created By An Alien Race

Imagine if everything in our lives wasn't real. That our lives were something that was orchestrated by alien beings and our reality was an elaborate …

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

There are so many iPhone and Android apps out there today that it's almost impossible to keep track of all the newcomers.<p>Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>This month features some stunning new photography apps, addicting new games, and …

Why isn't the middle class earning $156,000 a year?

Everyone knows the Top 1% have been killing it in recent decades, while most Americans have seen their incomes stagnate.<p>But what if the middle class were doing as well as the richest Americans? What would their annual income be?<p>CNNMoney asked the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning research …

Income Inequality

Farewell to America

After 12 years in the US, Gary Younge is preparing to depart – as the country’s racial frictions seem certain to spark another summer of conflict<p>For the past couple of years the summers, like hurricanes, have had names. Not single names like Katrina or Floyd – but full names like Trayvon Martin or …

Middle School

Troubling new study explains one big reason for inequality in America

Black and Hispanic households tend to be located in poorer neighborhoods than white households even when they earn similar incomes, a new study reveals.<p>These findings suggest black and Hispanic kids, by and large, grow up in poorer neighborhoods than white kids.<p>A growing body of research suggests …

Demographics

These 5 Facts Explain America's Enduring Racial Divide

Brendan Smialowski—AFP/Getty Images<p>Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images<p>Brian Snyder—Reuters<p>Brian Snyder—Reuters<p>Brian Snyder—Reuters<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Brendan …

Charleston Church Shooting

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

Guns

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

Here's what Americans do all day

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the results of the 2014 American Time Use Survey, an annual survey of around 11,000 Americans who are asked to give a detailed description of what they did on a particular day. Using that data, the BLS can estimate how much time people spent on …

Demographics

Studies confirm earthquakes in the midwestern US are caused by the fracking boom

The surge in earthquakes shaking Oklahoma, Texas, and other parts of the nation’s mid-section are likely caused by million of gallons of toxic oil and gas wastewater being disposed of underground, two new studies have found.<p>Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the United States …

Geology

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet<p>Polar bears have been spotted eating dolphins in the Arctic for the first time ever by Norwegian scientists, who believe global warming could have caused the …

Why Nebraska Is The Country’s Worst State For Clean Energy

The best and worst states for clean energy investment, policy, and technology.<p>States don’t move towards cleaner forms of energy by accident. The ones with the most solar and wind, electric vehicles, and the like, have favorable conditions for those things to happen, chiefly available capital and …

These machines can capture a new source of clean energy—evaporating water

A lot of water is evaporated every day on Earth (by one calculation some 1,000 trillion liters). And that evaporation is a clean source of solar energy that—until now—has been untapped.<p>Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new technology that can capture at least some of that …

Nature Communications

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Google