Reading Time: 4 minutes Highly paid pundits and “experts” warn against raising the minimum wage. They don’t know what they’re talking about.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Vertical farmers are bringing agriculture inside — and launching baby greens into outer space. But will political and marketplace realities bring vertical farming back down to earth?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s foreign policy message wasn’t always consistent, but he was seen as an anti-interventionist compared to his opponent Hillary Clinton. Now in the White House, as with many presidents before him, that’s all going down the drain.
Reading Time: 28 minutes Barrett Brown was almost put away for over 100 years. His crime: publicizing documents that reveal the shadowy world of intelligence contracting in the post-9/11 era.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Voters in one key state will decide this November on a ballot initiative aiming to control the wild spikes in drug prices. Will consumer outrage at the ever-rising cost of medication translate into support for similar actions across the country? Or will Big Pharma and the politicians it funds nip this burgeoning movement in the bud?
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 12 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Remember Flint, Michigan? Congress has appointed an all-powerful board of emergency managers that threaten to ruin the lives of three million Puerto Ricans.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Congress, White House collude to roll back rules and defund safety agencies, endangering millions of workers.
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.