Donald Trump and other ultrarich Americans have earned billions, but they’ve also managed to repeatedly avoid paying any federal income tax by claiming huge losses on their businesses.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/these-real-estate-and-oil-tycoons-used-paper-losses-to-avoid-paying-taxes-for-years
At least one of the infections on the Norwegian Breakaway was a crew member suspected of having the new Omicron variant.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-cases-new-orleans-norwegian-cruise-line-ship/
The McDonald’s exec is under fire after a text to Chicago’s mayor was revealed through a Freedom of Information Act request.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/mcdonalds-ceo-text-chica_n_6181e4e2e4b0ad6f587b9de3
Steven Donziger, an environmental activist who won what is considered the largest ever lawsuit against an oil company, was found guilty of contempt of court in July.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/10/27/business/energy-environment/steven-donziger-chevron.html
BBC News has been given access to ShotSpotter, the controversial US technology company that detects gunshots.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59072745
As a conservation biologist, Caitlin Wells Salerno knows that some mammals — like the golden-mantled ground squirrels she studies in the Rocky Mountains —
— Read on www.kccu.org/post/hospital-hiked-price-their-healthy-babys-birth-calling-it-emergency
The world’s largest oil companies will answer questions before Congress on their alleged efforts to obscure the role of fossil fuels in global warming.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/big-oil-testify-climate-change-disinformationwhat-this-could-mean-green-economy-1642807
Corporations and powerful lobbying groups condemned the attempt to overthrow Joe Biden’s victory — yet they keep donating millions to the Republican ‘Sedition Caucus’
— Read on www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/corporate-donors-sedition-caucus-insurrection-1247707/
A Georgia hospital dumped a seriously ill Black man, with tubes and a catheter still attached to him, on a sidewalk after his Medicare ran out. The 68-year-old patient, who had “a fever, signs of sepsis, a urinary tract infection and an elevated heart rate,” according to WSB-TV, was found collapsed and unresponsive.
— Read on boingboing.net/2021/10/18/a-hospital-dumps-a-black-man-on-a-sidewalk-with-tubes-still-attached-he-is-found-unresponsive.html
America’s semi-rich work long hours, optimize their kids, and are miserable. Matthew Stewart, author of The 9.9 Percent, explains why the US’s upper-middle class fuels inequality and is fueled by it.
— Read on www.vox.com/the-goods/22673605/upper-middle-class-meritocracy-matthew-stewart
Instead of focusing on which illnesses are most in need of treatments or cures, too often drug firms base their decisions on money, explains award-winning investigative reporter Billy Kenber, author of ‘Sick Money’
— Read on inews.co.uk/news/health/big-pharma-profits-cancer-rare-diseases-new-drugs-1242812
FEMA has allocated $9.4 billion for rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electricity system after Hurricane Maria. The proposed plan would build new natural gas-fired power plants.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90684679/puerto-rico-could-rebuild-its-power-grid-with-renewables-but-fema-plans-to-fund-fossil-fuels
From 2023, multinational corporations will have to pay taxes in countries where they operate – not just where they have their headquarters.
— Read on www.euronews.com/2021/10/09/more-than-130-countries-agree-on-15-global-minimum-corporate-tax
Most Americans support cuts in military spending to pay for social programs — but somehow that’s never on the table
— Read on www.salon.com/2021/10/07/congress-over-money-for-child-care–but-never-questions-billions-for/
Climate hawks have found a new roadblock for their agenda in Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.
— Read on www.rollcall.com/2021/10/07/with-gop-sidelined-manchin-steps-up-to-defend-fossil-fuels/
The best CEOs align their mission and vision — one supports the other. According to Reich, however, many vision statements are supplanted by a drive for profit.
— Read on www.inc.com/jeff-steen/in-1-sentence-former-labor-secretary-robert-reich-reveals-companies-community-building-double-talk.html
Capitol rioter gets jail time after judge says ‘a slap on the wrist’ won’t do | The Week
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