The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a bilateral ‘free trade’ agreement currently under secret negotiation by the EU, USA and powerful industry lobbies. Very few Europeans have heard of this deal, which will change the face of Europe forever. They say the deal will create jobs and boost the economy, but after seven years of […]
The tipping model for the restaurant industry is still an expectation in most places, but some establishments are instead deciding to put their employees on a full salary. For example, Bar Marco in Pittsburgh will be doing away with tips and will actually be giving their employees a $35,ooo per year salary, complete with benefits. The […]
MP Pavlos Haikalis of Greece recently revealed that he was offered roughly “two or three million” Euros to vote for Greek president. He even says that he has proof to back up his claims because he was able to record meetings that he had with the person who initiated the bribe. “I had two meetings that were recorded. They gave […]
Here’s a handy tip for any international bankers travelling to a press conference: don’t try to pretend you understand the anger and frustration of ordinary people by telling a cute anecdote about a conversation with a local taxi driver…it could spectacularly backfire, as the above video shows. At this meeting in Ireland, banker Klaus Masuch […]
Nick Hanauer is a Seattle venture capitalist worth $1bn, and he’s been pissing off other one per-centers for some time, even writing articles like this one to warn his “fellow plutocrats” that if the minimum wage doesn’t rise to $15 soon, there will be a revolution in the States. The super-rich banker also appeared on […]
Every piece of plastic ever produced still exists, and most of it eventually ends up in our oceans. Imagine if we could collect the plastic devastating marine life and turn it into a currency that would ease poverty, clean up the environment, and pressure corporations to do the right thing? It might sound strange, but […]
The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they’re on. Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Oh and then there is this video: The Economic Hitmen – How It Is Done!
Last week we reported that a 90 year-old WW2 veteran was arrested for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The insane and cruel law that literally makes charity a crime (punishable by jail time) has been implemented in cities all over the States, and is a disgrace to the government. When you add into the mix […]