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Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?

It has enthusiasts on both the left and the right. Maybe that’s the giveaway.<p>In 1795, a group of magistrates gathered in the English village of Speenhamland to try to solve a social crisis brought on by the rising price of grain. The challenge was an increase in poverty, even among the employed. …

Economics

Minimum wage? It's time to talk about a maximum wage | Sam Pizzigati

In 2017, the McDonald’s CEO, Stephen Easterbrook, earned $21.8m – 3,101 times more than the typical McDonald’s employee worldwide<p>We must stop rewarding corporations that use our tax dollars to increase extreme inequality<p>Most of our mainstream political discourse on “fighting inequality” has …

Income Inequality

Where 3 Million Electric Vehicle Batteries Will Go When They Retire

The first batches of batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles are hitting retirement age, yet they aren’t bound for landfills. Instead, they’ll …

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

To the #MillionsMissing with ME/CFS, something remarkable is happening | Scott Ludlam

As researchers close in on the genetic origins of ME/CFS, it’s time to say to those suffering they are not forgotten<p>Even the name worked against you. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) combines the incomprehensible with the banal. Myalgic what? And fatigue … …

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Our “Clean Meat” Future Will Be Radical–But Also Inevitable

In a new book, Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society spells out why the world is ready for cellular agriculture and plant-based meat revolution, and what it will take to move the concepts out of science fiction and into reality.<p>At first glance, the $10,000 price tag on the copy of <i>Clean Meat: How</i> …

Petit guide des médicaments à l’usage des anxieux

<i>Notre auteur, psychiatre et directeur d’enseignement à l’université Lille Nord Europe, consulte et enseigne sur le traitement de l’anxiété depuis 25</i> …

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

A $500m expansion of the war memorial is a reckless waste of money | Paul Daley

No other country, not even the UK or Germany, has spent as much to commemorate the first world war as Australia<p>Four years into this country’s over-the-top festival of remembrance for the centenary of the first world war, Australia has passed the point of peak commemoration.<p>No other country, not …

Vatican to hold exorcist training course after 'rise in possessions'

Critics warn exorcism can be a form of spiritual abuse as priests report jump in possession claims<p>The Vatican is to hold a training course for priests in exorcism next month amid claims that demands for deliverance from demonic possession have greatly increased across the the world.<p>The …

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Bangalore is the worst city in the world for unchecked urbanisation TV Ramachandra, Indian Institute of Science<p>The city stretches so far. It is like a new world where I know no​​ one and nothing Tan Guo, returning resident<p>African cities cannot become sustainable by building roads. They must embrace …

Geography

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular …

Pollution

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war | Jeff Sparrow

The warnings about an unfolding climate catastrophe are getting more desperate, yet the march to destruction continues<p>“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”<p>The mournful remark supposedly made by foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey at dusk on 3 …

Climate Change

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

University of British Columbia

Men after #MeToo: ‘There’s a narrative that masculinity is fundamentally toxic'

Can a new men’s movement bring a positive shift?<p>One of the first things I discovered at the men’s group was that most men are scared of other men. Here we all were, 25 or so specimens of metropolitan masculinity, gathered in a London yoga studio to spend our Saturday learning how to “get …

Me Too movement

Is private health insurance a con? The answer is in the graphs | Greg Jericho

The government has to blackmail people into buying health insurance. Describing it as a ‘free market’ is absurd<p>The Labor party has deftly put pressure on the government at the start of this political year by offering to limit private health insurance premium increases to 2%. It’s a pitch that will …

Health Care

Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

TORONTO (AP) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead …

Crime

What it really takes to power your home for a day

Here's how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required.<p>Like any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make your average American abode chug 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. (A kilowatt-hour, by the way, is …

Dutton and the Coalition: Ramping up fear and racism

Facing defeat at the next election, Dutton and the Coalition are conjuring up African gangs in a desperate attempt to enlist fear-based votes. read …

Australia

Treasury hides corporate welfare data to boost Government attacks on poor

In its Christmas-time attacks on the old, poor, needy and sick, the Government concealed the amount it gifts to rich corporations and the media asked …

Campaign Fundraising

America's Health Care System Is an International Disgrace, and It's Only Getting Worse

A common talking point among American exceptionalists is that the United States is blessed with one of the best health care systems in the world, and …

The crane mutiny: how Sydney's apartment boom spun out of control

Building apartments along transport routes in Sydney was meant to create a more sustainable city. But only developers seem happy with the results<p>Across the road, a giant crane has been working on a new block of apartments on the site of a former service station. Another is going up down the road, …

2017: A year Aussies all took a stupid pill

GOOD riddance, 2017, a year of infantile emotionalism in which good governance was surrendered to the mob, the lowest common denominator.

World’s largest plastics plant rings alarm bells on Texas coast

Communities fear impact on environment, as fossil fuel companies target region in multi-billion dollar push to increase global plastic production<p>Donald Trump’s state visit to Saudi Arabia in May will perhaps be best remembered by his participation in an all-male sword dance where he awkwardly waved …

Andrea Werhun: 'It’s a really good time to talk about sex work'

Modern Whore, the young Canadian’s memoir, is a candid account of her time as an escort. She explains how she ‘created something that’s never been made before’<p>Andrea Werhun grew up in a loving Toronto home, with supportive parents in whom she was always able to confide. When, aged 22, she told her …

Are the Coalition's neoliberal policies really paying off?

The Coalition has been crowing about the latest job figures — is it justified? Mike Dowson thinks the data tells a different story. read now...

Economics

Utilities Closed Dozens Of Coal Plants In 2017. Here Are The 6 Most Important.

Utility coal power closures driven by market economics were a regular occurrence throughout 2017. While President Donald Trump’s “Energy Dominance” agenda gave the false impression that federal efforts could revive coal, 27 coal-fired plants totaling 22 gigawatts (GW) of capacity were announced for …

Anti-trans zealots, know this: history will judge you | Owen Jones

Those who resisted gay rights have been damned. The same fate awaits bigots who dismiss trans rights<p>It all seems so chillingly familiar. As gay and bisexual men and women were making limited strides in the struggle for equality not so long ago, a furious backlash followed. Today’s media-driven …