Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions
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Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions
With growing gaps between rich and poor, social scientists are researching the effects on the health of a society.
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Grid for Renewables Could Slash Emissions

Grid for Renewables Could Slash Emissions | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

CO 2 pollution could be dramatically cut with a new grid optimized for renewable resources, according to a new study

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Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter... It’s About Things Getting Meaner" - BillMoyers.com

Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter... It’s About Things Getting Meaner" - BillMoyers.com | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation … Continue reading
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Tiny nonprofit veterans charity turns down $100,000 bribe to be props at Trump rally

Tiny nonprofit veterans charity turns down $100,000 bribe to be props at Trump rally | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

Trump tries to get veterans to come beg for cash at a rally, so he can show how generous he is.
Veterans group... https://t.co/nJeWqlxwKv

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Action Fraud warning after serious rise in CEO fraud scam

Action Fraud warning after serious rise in CEO fraud scam | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
A recent report from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) shows that over £32 million has been reported to be lost as a result

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One billionaire's 'Megayacht' destroyed 80% of West Bay's protected Caribbean coral reef

One billionaire's 'Megayacht' destroyed 80% of West Bay's protected Caribbean coral reef | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Paul Allen is a co-founder of Microsoft. He owns sports teams and lots of big things because he is wicked rich. He lo...
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CHINA: Corruption Watchdog Details Widespread Graft In Financial System

CHINA: Corruption Watchdog Details Widespread Graft In Financial System | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
China’s corruption watchdog released the findings of a two-month investigation into the practices of major civic and financial authorities on Friday.

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malek's curator insight, February 7, 7:20 PM

No wonder if the next recession is coming from China. A good article listing corruption acts in China financials

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Senior politician accused of £32,000 benefit fraud

Senior politician accused of £32,000 benefit fraud | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
A SENIOR Hampshire politician has appeared in court after being charged with fraudulently receiving £32,000 in benefits.

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France Has Banned Supermarkets From Wasting Food

France Has Banned Supermarkets From Wasting Food | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away worldwide, rather than being offered to charities and food banks. That could slowly begin to change though, thanks to a landmark ruling in France. The French senate has banned supermarkets larger than 400 square meters (4,300 square feet) from binning unsold food, the first nation in the world to bring in such a ban. Instead, supermarkets will have to sign donation contracts with charities. The penalty for bosses not doing so is a fine of up to €75,000 (£58,000/$84,000), or two years imprisonment.

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malek's curator insight, February 6, 6:57 PM

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. Food and Agriculture Organization

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First US oil tanker arrives in Europe

First US oil tanker arrives in Europe | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in Europe, a landmark moment for an industry battling a collapse in prices.


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The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in Europe, a landmark moment for an industry battling a collapse in prices, Financial Times reports. 

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First US oil tanker arrives in Europe

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Oil prices are at the mercy of geopolitics - FT.com

Oil prices are at the mercy of geopolitics - FT.com | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

Geopolitics and geoeconomics are pounding down on the oil market, and the price seems to have no place to hide.


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Are oil prices being controlled by geopolitics and geoeconomics? @Investors Europe Stock Brokers

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5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads | Greenpeace UK

5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads | Greenpeace UK | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Don't know how to spread the word on microbeads amongst your friends? Take a look at these 5 things.

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Revealed: why the UAE government is struggling to reform insolvency law 

Revealed: why the UAE government is struggling to reform insolvency law  | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
New insolvency legislation in the UAE could be delayed because of cultural resistance, lack of information on company accounts and challenges ensuring that the

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California: Los Angeles Charges Gas Company in Leak

California: Los Angeles Charges Gas Company in Leak | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal misdemeanor charges against Southern California Gas Company for failing to report a huge natural gas leak that began in October.
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Why It’s Ridiculous To Report On Every Poll Coming Out Of New Hampshire

Why It’s Ridiculous To Report On Every Poll Coming Out Of New Hampshire | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

There are a lot of polls. And they might not reveal much about what will happen on Tuesday.

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Research says BPA replacement in plastics not safer

Research says BPA replacement in plastics not safer | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

A UCLA-led study suggests that BPS, a BPA replacement, can be just as harmful as BPA, causing faster embryonic development and disruption of the reproductive system in animals.

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Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It - BillMoyers.com

Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It - BillMoyers.com | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it

Pity poor Washington.No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs and hangers-on, the Open Secrets blog at the Center for Responsive Politics reports that the “influence industry appears to be contracting,...

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It turns out Donald Trump's father was the racist landlord Woody Guthrie hated

It turns out Donald Trump's father was the racist landlord Woody Guthrie hated | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s father, Fred, was a pretty crummy guy. He was a low-income housing profiteer who used state and federa...
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Billionaire bewildered that American voters are angry

Billionaire bewildered that American voters are angry | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
  It's easy to forget sometimes just how cut off from reality that the super-rich can be.
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USA: Jimmy Carter calls US campaign finance ruling 'legalised bribery'

USA: Jimmy Carter calls US campaign finance ruling 'legalised bribery' | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Former president says 2010 Citizens United court decision has corrupted US politics

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The hidden meltdown of Greenland

The hidden meltdown of Greenland | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
NASA-supported researchers have found that ice covering Greenland is melting faster than thought.
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10 Things They Won't Tell You About The Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will

10 Things They Won't Tell You About The Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
News of the poisoned water crisis in Flint has reached a wide audience around the world. The basics are now known: The Republican governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the free elections in Flint, deposed the mayor and city council, then appointed his own man to run the city. To save money, they decided to unhook the people of Flint from their fresh water drinking source, Lake Huron, and instead, make the public drink from the toxic Flint River.

When the governor's office discovered just how toxic the water was, they decided to keep quiet about it and covered up the extent of the damage being done to Flint's residents, most notably the lead affecting the children, causing irreversible and permanent brain damage. Citizen activists uncovered these actions, and the governor now faces growing cries to resign or be arrested.

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malek's comment, February 8, 10:24 AM
State offices were using bottled water as of 2015, no conspiracy?!
pdeppisch's comment, February 8, 11:19 AM
For sure - conspiracy! Cheating! Ethics? GM got clean water!
malek's comment, February 8, 5:42 PM
Sorry, that was a mental slip
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The Harvard Doctor Changing Nursing Homes Forever

The Harvard Doctor Changing Nursing Homes Forever | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
“All those animals in a nursing home broke state law, but for Thomas and his staff, it was a revelation. Caring for the plants and animals restored residents’ spirits and autonomy; many started dressing themselves, leaving their rooms and eating again. The number of prescriptions fell to half of that of a control nursing home, particularly for drugs that treat agitation. Medication costs plummeted, and so did the death rate.

“He named the approach the Eden Alternative — based on the idea that a nursing home should be less like a hospital and more like a garden — and it was replicated in hundreds of institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia as well as in all 50 U.S. states (the animal restriction in New York was voted down).”

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This is one of the best stories I have read in quite a while. So many people end up homes that are not the best place to be. Why should these people have to go somewhere that treats them in ways that are almost inhumane. I feel they are given up on and just waiting for their time to end. This new program just shows how change can help with their health and their over well-being. I hope this catches on and allows for all homes to do this.
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How Super PAC Donors Hide Behind Shady LLCs

How Super PAC Donors Hide Behind Shady LLCs | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
Not everyone who donated to super PACs wants the public to know that they did. One of the favored vehicles for these secretive donations is corporations - especially limited liability companies.
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Celebrity, graft, murder ‘to figure in muddy Philippine national elections’

Celebrity, graft, murder ‘to figure in muddy Philippine national elections’ | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
The Philippines' raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of graft, dictatorship and

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When State Control Damages a City

When State Control Damages a City | Inequality, Poverty, and Corruption: Effects and Solutions | Scoop.it
The crisis in Flint raises serious questions about how and when state-appointed emergency managers should intervene.
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