Economy

The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

Even as emissions from cargo vessels are surging, the industry is refusing to adhere to the Paris Agreement.

Source: The Huffington Post

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

Report shows around £15bn of assets worldwide have been shifted away from coal companies in the past two years as concern over climate risk rises.

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Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds | Inequality | The Guardian

Credit Suisse report highlights increasing gap between the super-rich and the remainder of the globe’s populatio

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Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Billionaire’s campaign has seen half of US coal plants close in six years. Now he is targeting Europe and beyond to fight climate change and air pollution.

Source: The Guardian

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Why have we built a paradise for offshore billionaires?

We endure potholes and live in fear of collapsing highway bridges because our leaders wanted these very special people to have an even larger second yacht.

Source: The Guardian
 

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Lisa Murkowski Introduces Bill To Open Arctic Wildlife Refuge To Oil Drilling

“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
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We must not let Big Tech threaten our security, freedoms and democracy

The dominance of these companies requires that the government consider their role in the integrity of our democracy, writes Senator Al Franken.

Source: The Guardian

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Big Meat and Big Dairy’s climate emissions put Exxon Mobil to shame

It is time to stop the dairy and meat giants from destroying the climate and shift our support to making our small farmers, herders and ranchers resilient.

Source: The Guardian 

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A basic income for everyone? Yes, Finland shows it really can work

Mark Zuckerberg, Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk back the idea. And trials suggest it can liberate jobless people from a life of humiliation.

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