Economy

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes […]

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in U.S.

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage to $15, Highest in U.S.

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. After much debate and many sources citing the benefits of raising the minimum wage, one location in the US has decided to adopt change. Seattle recently announced its plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the coming years. The deal was forged by Mayor Ed Murray and blessed by labor and business groups alike, reported […]

Princeton’s Study Confirms America’s Government: And it’s Not Democratic

Princeton’s Study Confirms America’s Government: And it’s Not Democratic

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. A recent study by Princeton’s researcher’s Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page have finally put some scientific backing behind the popular argument that the United States isn’t really a democracy anymore. And what they’ve found is that America is basically an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a form of power structure […]