The digital online currency bitcoin has had a meteoric yet volatile rise, recently surpassing $3,000 per coin in exchange markets. Its proponents praise its decentralized, regulation immune design. But what risks does it entail?
President Donald Trump’s tax reform outline calls for eliminating breaks for special interests, while dramatically lowering the overall corporate tax rate. But certain tax loopholes for Big Oil have proven especially difficult, even dangerous, to remove.
Remember Flint, Michigan? Congress has appointed an all-powerful board of emergency managers that threaten to ruin the lives of three million Puerto Ricans.
Congress, White House collude to roll back rules and defund safety agencies, endangering millions of workers.
Tuition at Fordham University is among the highest in the world, but many members of its faculty rely on government assistance to make ends meet. Citing religious reasons, the Jesuit school is now trying to prevent professors from unionizing.
Last spring, a report published on the EPA’s website said glyphosate does not cause cancer. It disappeared within a week and an advocacy group’s efforts to obtain the information has been met with silence. Now it is suing for access.
The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education reminds us of our earlier story about a law that allows public schools to teach alternatives to established scientific facts.
President Donald Trump has railed against China for stealing US jobs. But the Asian giant is struggling with some of the same problems American manufacturers face and some Chinese companies are even finding it cheaper to move their factories to the US.
Millions of Americans are living in poverty or paycheck to paycheck; they are homeless, undergoing eviction, or are burdened with underwater mortgages. Why does the “recovery” look so hopeless?
Agriculture’s biggest deal ever — the Bayer-Monsanto merger — would leave farmers and consumers paying more for less, and could accelerate a catastrophic decline in the diversity of what we plant and eat.
An activist who took on local politicans and a major corporation ended up in jail. But his troubles didn’t stop there.