Omar Hegazy

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The real life Gordon Gekko is supporting Bernie Sanders because of a basic economic principle

Most interesting was Edelman's reason for supporting Sanders (emphasis ours):<p>"Well, I think it's quite simple again. If you look at something called velocity of money, you guys know what that is I presume, that means how much gets spent and turns around. When you have the top 1% getting money, they …

Economics

Liberal Americans: Come to Canada! | Heather Mallick

If Trump becomes president, there’s a multicultural democracy north of the border where you can enjoy free healthcare, the absence of guns and legal pot. What are you waiting for?<p>Welcome, thoughtful and questing American migrants, the most idealistic and fragrant of your storied nation. Come to …

Big business accused of using 'straw man' arguments against tax avoidance crackdown

Tax Justice Network advocates tougher rules that will prevent multinationals gaming international tax laws so they pay little or no tax<p>Big businesses and the federal Treasury are setting up “straw man” arguments against a tougher crackdown on multinational tax avoidance, the Tax Justice Network …

The $1.5 trillion Saudi oil IPO isn't about money, it's about politics

He indicated that a decision on the IPO and its details (e.g., what share, what price, what assets) would be forthcoming within a few months.<p>Observers have focused on the financial value of Saudi Aramco—~$1.5 trillion at the low end of the spectrum and as much as $20 trillion at its high end.<p>While …

Oil

Dear Gov. Snyder: You Have to Go to Jail

Dear Governor Snyder:<p>Thanks to you, sir, and the premeditated actions of your administrators, you have effectively poisoned, not just some, but apparently ALL of the children in my hometown of Flint, Michigan.<p>And for that, you have to go to jail.<p>To poison all the children in an historic American …

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

<i>Gas-light-ing (gas-lighting) v. 1. a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun 2. false information presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own perception and reality. Adj. gas-lit misled into accepting false information for the purpose of social control</i><p>Perhaps …

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Advertising

Zuckerberg's pledge and the bugbear of moral absolutism | Business & Economy

The news that Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder and chief executive of Facebook, and his wife, Dr Priscilla Chan, have pledged to their newborn daughter Max, that they would eventually give away 99 percent of their wealth of Facebook shares, "currently worth more than $45bn to charitable purposes" has …

One politician's powerful speech on Syria moved British lawmakers to tears and applause

The vote came directly after a speech from Hilary Benn, the UK Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary, which Conservative Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called "one of the greatest speeches" in British House of Commons history.<p>In the speech, Benn broke with his party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and …

Labour Party

The best programmes to watch this Christmas day by day

From And Then There Were None to Dickensian, Gerard O'Donovan selects this year's festive TV highlights<p>Wednesday 30 December<p>David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef (BBC Two, 9pm)<p>Sir David first scuba-dived along this great natural wonder way back in 1957. Sixty years on this ever-intrepid soul …

The 13 women who transformed the world of economics

We decided to bring together some of the women who've had the biggest impact on the subject and the practice of economic policy, whether in academia, business, politics, or education.<p>These women are not just modern academic economists. Several are historical figures who made major contributions to …

10 more depraved lessons I learned reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”

<b>(WIkimedia)</b><p>The objectivist classic is brimming with historical revisionism, faulty economic theory and dubious sexual politics<p>Adam Lee<p>October 7, 2015 7:44pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ayn Rand's <i>Atlas Shrugged</i> can teach us a lot about the vaunted American ideal of pompous, …

Ayn Rand

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative …

For a teen aspiring to be president, being Muslim is a hurdle in post-9/11 America

Michigan,US news,Islam,Religion,US politics,Ben Carson,US elections 2016,September 11 2001,Donald Trump,George Bush,FBI,Islamic State,Al-Qaida<p>17-year-old, straight-A student Aya Beydoun is not an implausible future occupant of the White House – if the US can only move past its Islamophobia<p>Aya …

A Palestinian child's detention becomes a Mideast Rashomon

A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach test of the passions and perspectives of the Middle East conflict.<p>Shot on Friday by Palestinians in the West Bank …

The Case For Killing Bambi

Sentimentality aside, eating full-grown animals hurts species more<p>While humans are extraordinarily good at killing other animals (such as wolves), we aren't very responsible about it, according to a study published today in <i>Science</i>.<p>Leaving aside the issue of raising livestock for food, when it comes …

Zoology

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

America welcomes permanent war: Vietnam and the demise of the anti-war movement

<b>(AP/Horst Faas)</b><p>A generation ago, protests helped bring an end to an unjust war. Now we turn a blind eye to extrajudicial murder<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>August 13, 2015 9:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I’m not likely to forget even if, …

War

What If Trump Wins?

Sometimes voters do break the rules.<p>Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. And we’re all absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be sworn in as president on …

A Short Story: Song of the Silver Birds

<b>A note from the author</b><p><i>While innocent people were killed summarily across Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war, the genocide in Srebrenica represented the pinnacle of the barbarity - not</i> <i>only because of the sheer number of victims and the short time-span in which they were murdered, but also because</i> …

Burmese men face trial for murder of British backpackers in Thailand

Defence lawyers say important evidence has recently been provided by UK over death of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao<p>The trial of Burmese migrant workers accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao island last September is to start this week. The …

Thailand

Afghanistan: No Country for Women | International Women's Day

Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan continue to suffer oppression and abuse.<p>Research by Global Rights estimates that almost nine out of 10 Afghan women face physical, sexual or psychological violence, or are forced into marriage.<p>In the majority of cases the abuse is …

Dreams of Kurdistan | Politics

Kurdistan is a kind of dream: an ancient one that floats across cities and valleys, through crumbling souks and oil fields, stretched across four nations.<p>Nestled between empires, surrounded by conquerors, the inhabitants of 'Greater Kurdistan' have shared this dream for hundreds of years.<p>The dream …

UK Muslims decry move to host Prophet Muhammad exhibit

Muslim organisations in the UK have condemned a move by an anti-Sharia campaign group to host an exhibition featuring cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in London in September.<p>Azad Ali, chair of the Muslim Safety Forum based in London, told Al Jazeera on Friday the proposed "Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit" by …

America is addicted to war: Terror, drugs and the existential threats that define us

On issues foreign and domestic, we view everything as a “war.” Our reliance on the term is myopic and destructive<p>William J. Astore<p>July 1, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake …

Political Science

“The question is just when”: Max Blumenthal on war in the Gaza Strip’s past — and its future

<b>Cover detail from the book "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" (Nation Books)</b><p>Author of “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza” tells Salon what he saw in the rubble of a land under seige<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 27, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>If for whatever reason you are one of the very few people …

Europe wants Greece to suffer: The truth about the never-ending financial crisis & the cult of extreme austerity

<b>(AP/Yorgos Karahalis)</b><p>Greece’s financial nightmare has lasted five years now. There’s no sign of real relief—for a very specific reason<p>David Dayen<p>June 23, 2015 6:57pm (UTC)<p>For someone who writes about economics, the situation in Greece offers two enticing elements: the ability to spin out moments of …

Europe

Canada's giant pension funds are the new masters of the universe

The Canadian pension fund beasts’ unique approach to investing could see them challenge Wall Street, says Ben Marlow<p>Since 1790, the United States has suffered 16 banking crises, while Canada, a country that counts the US as its largest trading partner, has experienced none — not even during the …