On this Day: The Stonewall riots were violent demonstrations by New York City gay (LGBT) citizens responding to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village. The actions began on June 28, 1969 and are considered a seminal event in the struggle for LGBT rights in the United States. Photo credit: Kathy Drasky / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Crowdfunding Healthcare?

Trump’s Lawyer Also Has Scandals ; Amazon’s Monopoly Power ...and More Picks

Trump’s Lawyer Also Has Scandals ; Amazon’s Monopoly Power ...and More Picks

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Amazon as Monopoly Power (Jimmy)

When does a corporation have monopoly power over a market or markets? Perhaps when it captures one out of every two dollars that Americans spend online? What effect does that have on competition, growth, and employment? It’s unfortunately not a topic you’ll hear covered in the mainstream news.

Trump’s Lawyer Also Has Scandals (Russ)

Trump’s Lawyer Jay Sekulow also has a few scandals. One being that his family has received “millions” from charities they control.

Protecting Copyright a Human Rights Issue? (Trevin)

Creative industries have never made so much, yet content creators themselves have never made so little. This “value gap” is “a huge problem for every family in the world” according to electronic music pioneer and International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers president Jean-Michel Jarre. “Society has to protect artists… We cannot let this kind of black hole exist in our economy.”

How Rick Perry Could Define NAFTA Negotiations (Dan)

Rick Perry is a bit of a laughing stock. However, his connections to natural gas could define NAFTA and future US trade deal. Read why.

Crowdfunding US Healthcare (Jimmy)

What does it say about the state of US healthcare when almost half (in some cases more) of crowdfunding projects like GoFundMe and YouCaring are to help pay large medical bills?



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