Exciting things happened in philanthropy this year. Check out this list.
It’s hard to know how many people lost their homes thanks to this bank’s abusive lending and foreclosure practices, but the answer is probably “a lot.”
Bill Gates talks about income inequality and recommends a consumption tax on luxuries.
Here’s a telling quote from an article by Gail Collins:
An American child could go to a public school run by Pearson, studying from books produced by Pearson, while his or her progress is evaluated by Pearson standardized tests. The only public participant in the show would be the taxpayer.
You have to wonder about the dangers of the growing control of corporations when you read stuff like this.
This essay by David Sirota explains more about how the big soda corporations are dodging to get ingredients out that will be labeled carcinogens. Link to the article.
If you haven’t eaten your last hamburger yet, this video should do it. I know I’m done.
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