With 70% of the United States now overweight, it seems the public is finally beginning to wake up and make healthy living its priority. Because modern-day diseases of affluence have shown no decrease (quite the opposite, actually) in recent years, it seems more and more people are abstaining from fast food joints like McDonald’s, and to the extent […]
In Croatia, 60,000 of the country’s poorest citizens will have their debts erased in a plan that creditors have signed on to in an effort to give a fresh start to people who are in debt and don’t have any assets. The debt write-off surprisingly even includes tax debts and government fines. According to the […]
They might have been like any other care-free, twittering teenagers when they left Norway and ventured to Cambodia to take part in an online reality series seeking to expose the horrors of sweatshop labor, but just one month abroad and their perspectives changed forever. A social experiment taped by Aftenposten (Norway’s largest newspaper), the three […]
In one of the best rants against the banking system and corrupt politicians we’ve ever heard, The Young Turks (YouTube news analysis channel) host Cenk Uygur exposes JP Morgan and its CEO Jamie Dimon. Despite official figures earlier this month showing JP Morgan Chase earned $4.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, Dimon has claimed that […]
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 […]
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!
Russell Brand- comedian, actor and thorn in the side of the establishment- has once again hit the headlines by calling on people to start a revolution, and implying that the September 11 attacks were carried out by the Bush administration. In an interview on Newsnight (a very respectable TV show about current affairs in Britain), […]